Ref 7555
£9000 per annum    
37 hours per week

St Lukes CE Primary School are looking to recruit an Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 - To act as a responsible adult and assist with the supervision, personal care, welfare and keeping safe of individuals and/or groups of children, their environment under the direction/instruction of teaching/and/or senior staff. Assist with resources and basic classroom management techniques to support their learning.

1.  Help to keep children safe by: Supervising and supporting pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning. Supporting the safeguarding of children. Compliance with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person. Dealing with accidents, emergencies and illness. Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate.
2.  Provide support for learning activities by: Supporting the teacher in planning learning activities. Preparing the classroom for lessons, and clear away afterwards. Supporting the delivery of learning activities. Supporting the teacher in the evaluation of learning activities. Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes. Support individual pupils at lunch club. Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and other out-of-school activities.
3.  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.4. Contribute to positive relationships by effectively: Interacting with and responding to children and adults. Communicating with children and adults. 4.  Provide effective support for your colleagues by: Maintaining working relationships with colleagues. Developing your effectiveness in a support role.
5. 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.
6. 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.     
7. Provide displays by: Setting up, maintaining and dismantling displays.      
8. Promote behaviour by: Implementing agreed behaviour management strategies. Supporting pupils in taking responsibility for their learning behaviour. Supporting the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting any difficulties.

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.
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.

Personal qualities
Work effectively within a team.
Excellent time keeping.
Adaptable and flexible.
Committed to acquiring new skills.

Qualifications required
Good numeracy/literacy skills.
5 GCSEs including Maths and English Grade A-C or equivalent.
Good IT skills.