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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

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Sector:
Education and Teaching

Number of vacancies:
1

Company name:
Hooe Primary

Company location:
Plymouth

Salary per week:
£144

Hours:
Monday to Friday, working between 08:45 and 16:30. Hours may change slightly to assist with breakfast clubs and after school clubs. Total hours per week: 30.00

Duties:

In this role you will be working as part of the whole school supporting children with SEND and under the direction of the Leaders to provide a safe, high quality education and care for young children and to maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment.

The job involves working from instructions, but making minor decisions involving the use of
initiative. Problems are referred to a supervisor / manager. Little close supervision is necessary
beyond that provided by working arrangements and methods.

Duties for this role will include:

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum
  • To help set up the learning environment for the daily programme and help tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that all equipment is always clean and safe
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • Advise the Early Years Leaders/Managers of any concerns regarding the welfare of the children, safeguarding, parents/carers or the safety of the equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary
  • To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans
  • To advise children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation
  • To attend staff meetings
  • To attend parent’s evenings
  • Supporting Children with SEN
  • One to one support
  • To attend training courses
  • To respect confidentiality and any information regarding the children, their families or other staff that is acquired as part of the job
  • To keep up to date with current good practice
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-school Leaders/Managers, in accordance with the Pre-school business plans/objectives
  • To effectively communicate with parents/carers
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post

Training:

On our 15-18-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Previous experience of working with young children
  • Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
  • Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals
  • Keyboarding skills required to support the use of ICT in learning activities
  • Post holder will be required to operate office equipment e.g. photocopier
  • Be committed to building and maintaining positive relationships within the early years and its community
  • Have experience of working with groups and individual children with a friendly, flexible approach
  • Be a team player with very good communication skills
  • Have the understanding to plan and develop learning opportunities for the children based on their interests.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and develop one’s own skills and knowledge
  • Commitment to diversity and equal opportunities
  • Commitment to young children and families
  • A friendly, flexible approach
  • Health clearance for the role

Desired qualifications

  • Have a GCSE in English & maths at grade 4/C or above, or equivalent
  • Suitability to work with young children (an enhanced DBS check will be performed prior to you starting the role)

Prospects:

Possibility of permanent or temporary contract depending on individual and budgetary situation.