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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£6.40 - £6.40 Hourly Apprenticeship hourly rate of £6.40 for the first year, increasing to national minimum wage

Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Level 3 job summary

Support for pupils:

  • Develop knowledge of all pupils socially, emotionally and academically including home circumstances, barriers to learning etc.

  • Gain a specific understanding of the learning needs of the pupils to be supported whatever their ability

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities, this may be individuals or groups of any ability within the class

  • Aid pupils’ learning, as effectively as possible, both in group situations and independently by, for example:

  • clarifying and explaining instructions;

  • encouraging children to listen to the class teacher and then explain what they are expected to do

  • ensuring the child is able to use equipment and materials provided safely and with precision;

  • assisting in weaker areas, e.g. language, behaviour, social skills, reading, spelling, maths, handwriting/presentation;

  • helping in stronger areas to use and apply knowledge and understanding to more open-ended tasks

  • helping children to concentrate well and finish work set and become autonomous in this

  • meeting physical needs as required whilst encouraging independence

  • assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes within the class where possible

  • developing appropriate resources to support the children

  • providing support for individual children inside and outside the classroom to enable them to interact socially and cooperatively with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

  • establish a constructive relationship with the pupils and interact with them calmly, respectfully and firmly when necessary

  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children

  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence

  • Provide the necessary pastoral care to enable children to feel secure and happy

  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher

Support for the Teacher

  • Assist the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and planning of a suitable programme of support for specific pupils if necessary

  • Inform yourself of weekly plans in advance of the lesson so that you are able to prepare appropriately, with the support of the teacher, for the group you will be supporting

  • Monitor pupil’s responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement as directed

  • Provide detailed and regular feedback about the children to the teacher

  • Contribute to the maintenance of children’s progress records

  • Participate in the evaluation of the support programme of specific pupils

  • Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy, and encourage children to take responsibility for their own behaviour

  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers

  • Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of children’s work as directed by the teacher, of groups that have been supported by you

  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses to everyday assessment

  • Undertake intervention programmes as agreed with Inclusion Manager and class teacher, recording achievement and progress, and feeding back to the teacher

  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of equipment/resources required to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activities to support the delivery of an enriched curriculum

Support for Lunchtimes:

  • Set up and clear away tables, chairs in the dining area

  • Set out play equipment

  • Assist the cook with setting out food, cutlery and crockery

  • Clean up any spillages of food or drink

  • Sweep floors once tables and chairs are cleared away

  • Safeguard pupils’ health and safety during lunchtime

  • Ensure children line up in a timely manner

  • Ensure children have a balance of dining and recreation time

  • Lead the children in ‘grace’

  • Monitor children to encourage them to eat healthy lunches

  • Help children who may be having difficulties i.e. cutting up food

  • Encourage good table manners

  • Ensure good behaviour in line with the school’s behaviour policy

  • Comfort children who may be upset

  • Supervise children in the playground or in the hall and classrooms in wet weather

  • Make appropriate decisions concerning first aid incidents and illness to ensure maximum safety for the children during lunchtime

  • Deal with any minor first aid incidents such as cuts, grazes and bruises or referring to a First Aider

  • Check, monitor and resolve health and welfare issues and refer these to appropriate members of staff

Support for the school:

  • Be aware of and comply with the procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

  • Be aware of, and support difference, ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school

  • Be prepared to uphold the Christian and British values of the school even if not a Christian yourself

  • Appreciate and support the roles of other professionals

  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings and training as required

  • Where appropriate, develop a relationship to foster links between home and school

  • Liaise, advise and consult with other members of the team supporting the children as appropriate

  • Contribute to reviews of children’s progress as appropriate

  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, attitude, collaboration, respect and attendance

  • Prepare and present displays of children’s work as required

  • Carry out lunchtime supervision and playground duties on a rota and ad hoc basis

  • Accompany teacher and children on educational visits

  • Undertake other duties from time to time as required by the Head of School or Class Teacher

    The role if for 32 hours, 30 minutes per week - 8:30am - 3:30pm with a 30 minutes lunch break.

    Please see the attached information about the role and the apprenticeship that you will undertake.

    On successful completion of your apprenticeship the role may become permanent.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Badby School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
161 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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