Ref 7647


£9000.00 per annum/pro rata

30 hours per week

Based at Holy Family RC College as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant. Act as a responsible adult/assist with the supervision, personal care, welfare and keeping safe of individuals and/or groups of children and their environment under the direction/instruction of teaching and/or senior staff. Assisting with resources and basic classroom management techniques to support their learners.

Principal Duties            

Help to keep children safe by:                

  • Preparing and maintaining a safe and hygienic environment                
  • Dealing with accidents, emergencies and illnesses                
  • Supporting the safeguarding of children                
  • Encouraging children’s positive behaviour  
Provide support for learning activities by:            

  • Supporting the teacher in planning learning activities            
  • Supporting the delivery of learning activities            
  • Supporting the teacher in the evaluation of learning activities  
  • Support the children’s development by:            
  • Contributing to the development of children physically, emotionally and    socially and the associated skills.          
  • Contributing to children’s communication and the intellectual development           
  • Contribute to positive relationships by effectively:          
  • Interacting with and responding to children and adults.          
  • Communicating with children and adults.      

Provide effective support for your colleagues by:          

  • Maintaining working relationships with colleagues          
  • Developing your effectiveness in a support role. 
Support children’s play and learning by:          

  • Encouraging and supporting children to be creative in physical play          
  • Offering a range of play opportunities to children     

Supporting children’s rights and choices in play  

  • Support a child with disabilities or special educational needs by:          
  • Providing care and encouragement and supporting personal hygiene needs          
  • Providing support to help the child to participate in activities and experiences     
  • Contribute to the moving and handling of children with mobility difficulties by:          
  • Preparing children, environments and equipment for moving and handling.          
  • Enabling children to move from one position to another.     

Provide displays by:          

  • Setting up, maintaining and dismantling displays  

Promote behaviour by:          

  • Implementing agreed behaviour management strategies.          
  • Supporting pupils in taking responsibility for their learning and behaviour.  

Desired skills

  • Understanding of and willingness to use basic technology, eg: computer, photocopier, whiteboard.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Have an understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues.
  • Ability to work within the schools ethos and provide a positive role mode.
  • Awareness of school curriculum.
  • The ability to establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with children and young people.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with children and young people and colleagues.
  • The ability to organise and manage learning activities in ways which keep children safe.
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development.
  • Be committed to working within the schools policies and procedures and adhering to safe working practices.

Personal qualities Responsibilities

The apprentice must – Perform his/her duties in accordance with the Authority’s/School’s Equality and Diversity Policy Ensure that Rochdale Council's commitment to public service orientation and care of our customers is provided.
Be able to render regular and efficient service to undertake the duties of the post Values & Behaviours Approach the job at all times using the following values: - Valuing our people Focusing on customers Acting with integrity Using time and money wisely Working Together Always learning and improving Be aware of and apply the Rochdale Way behaviours at all times.
Desired qualifications

  • To possess or be able to work towards GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics at above grade C (new Level 4).
  • Or a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy

Things to consider

  • All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies.
  • Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. 
  • 18 month contract – 12 months at £9000 pro rata, remaining 6 months @NMW for age.
  • 30 hours per week – PRO RATA Term Time Only
  • An Enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and any offer of employment will depend upon the results.
  • The Authority operates a Smoke Free Policy for all its employees and applies to any building and associated grounds within in the immediate vicinity of the building which is wholly owned, leased or operated and occupied by R B C.