Ref 7652
£9000.00 pro rata
29 hours per week (term time only)

Based at Caldershaw Primary School, Rochdale, for a September start. 

Vacancy description 

Vacancy description

  • 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.
  • Have ability to provide clerical/admin support to the Teacher/Department.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how ICT can support learning.
  • 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, young people and colleagues.
  • The ability to recognise and respect the contribution that parents and carers can make to the development and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • A commitment to collaborative and co-operative working with colleagues.
  • The ability to organise and manage learning activities in ways which keep children safe.
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development.
  • The ability to actively encourage and motivate children to advance their learning.
Personal qualities


  • Perform his/her duties in accordance with the Authority’s/School’s Equality and Diversity Policy Ensure that the Authority’s/School’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 Community Focusing on staff, students, parent/carers and visitors
  • Acting with integrity
  • Using time and money wisely
  • Working Together
  • Always learning and improving
  • Be committed to working within  the schools policies and procedures and adhering to safe working practices.
  • Be aware of and apply the Rochdale Way behaviours at all times.
Desired qualifications

  • To possess or be expecting GCSE in English and Mathematics at above grade C (Level 4).
  • Or a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy.

Things to consider

Based at Caldershaw Primary School, Rochdale, for a September start. All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. APPRENTICE LA Grade – 18 month contract – 12 months at £9000 FTE, remaining 6 months @NMW for age. 29 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. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2018 the ANMW was set at £3.70 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.