Ref 7718
Rochdale
£9000.00 (pro rata)
32.5 hours per week

Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Special Needs Support (Level 3) required by St Marys CE Primary School.

Vacancy description

Help to keep children safe by:

  • Dealing with accidents, emergencies and illness Supporting the safeguarding of children
  • Encouraging children’s positive behaviour Preparing and maintaining a safe and hygenic environment

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 behaviour

Desired skills

    • Ability to work effectively within a team environment, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities
    • Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues
    • Please explain how you are adaptable and flexible in your approach
    • Please confirm you are committed to acquiring new skills relevant to the post and attendance on relevant training courses Ability to promote a positive ethos and role model attributes
    • Good personal numeracy and literacy skills
    • Basic understanding of special educational needs and disabilities and how to adapt learning to suit child's needs
    • Positive and effective behaviour management
    • Awareness and basic understanding of school curriculum (within specified age range or subject area)
    • To work towards demonstrating High expectations of all pupils; respect for their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds; and commitment to raising their education achievements
    • Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with pupils treat them consistently, with respect and consideration, and demonstrate concern for their development as learners
    • Demonstrate and promote the positive value, attitudes and behaviour you expect from the pupils with whom you work
    • Ability to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers, recognising role in pupils' learning
    • Ability to improve your own practice through observations, evaluation and discussion with colleagues
  • Personal qualities
  • Punctual
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Approachable
  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

  • Have or expect to achieve 5 GCSE's grade A*-C or equivalent with evidence of a good standard of literacy and numeracy

Things to consider

  • As this post is term time only all staff are required to be in school during school term, there is no further annual leave.
  • This is an 18 month contract £9000.00 (pro rata) salary for first 12 months rising to NMW for the final 6 months of the contract