Ref 7888
Rochdale
£9000.00 per annum for the first 12 months, NMW for the remaining 6 months
35 hours per week (term time only)


Sacred Heart is a vibrant, positive place that provides a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn. Our children enjoy coming to school, are motivated by their successes and become confident, responsible citizens.

To act as a responsible adult and assist with the supervision, personal care, welfare and keeping safe of individuals and / or groups of children and their environment under the direction of teaching and / or senior staff, inclusive of assisting with resources and basic classroom management techniques to support learning. Committed to safeguarding.

Principal duties:

It is expected that the post holder will work under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher to support access to learning.

Help to keep children safe by:

  • Preparing and maintaining a safe and hygienic environment including the dinner hall over lunch time
  • Overseeing the dining arrangements, including the hygiene of pupils and the dining area
  • Dealing with accidents, emergencies and illness
  • Supporting the safeguarding of children
  • Encouraging children’s positive behaviour

Provide support for learning activities by:

  • Preparing and maintaining equipment and teaching resources for lessons and activities
  • Prepare / clear classrooms as directed after lessons, including preparation of visual aids, and the display and presentation of pupils’ work
  • Supporting the delivery of learning activities
  • Supporting the teacher in the evaluation of learning activities.

Support the children’s development by:

  • Delivering one to one and group support
  • 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
  • Respecting the confidentiality of sensitive information from pupils and staff

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 both at break and lunch times
  • Supporting children’s rights and choices in play

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 the school’s agreed behaviour policies and procedures
  • Actively supporting pupils in taking responsibility for their learning and behaviour

Desired skills

  • Good IT 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
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Committed to acquiring new skills relevant to the post and willing to attend on relevant training courses
  • Ability to promote a positive ethos and role model attributes
  • Awareness and understanding of school curriculum

Personal qualities

  • Basic awareness of inclusion within a school setting
  • 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

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent), including English and maths


Future prospects

Progression offered to the right candidate.

Things to consider

Interview date - w/c 16th March 2020.

Salary - £9000 for the first 12 months and NMW for the remaining 6 months.

Annual leave – term time only – the post is employed on a term time only basis and therefore all staff are required to be in school during school term. There is no further annual leave.

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https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-504924