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Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Job description

To work under the direction of the lead TA, or the headteacher, to support teaching and learning usually within the classroom to maximise the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school. This may be done in the form of one-to-one support, working with small groups or the whole class.

Specific responsibilities

Key duties:

  • Assist the class teacher to plan, differentiate and prepare intervention strategies to improve learning for specific pupils.
  • To monitor progress against these targets, planning and implementing further strategies as required.
  • Provide support to individuals and groups, enabling them to access the curriculum, whilst monitoring progress and responding to challenges as they arise.
  • To keep parents, carers, families, and the Lead TA fully informed of developments and plans.

Support the pupil by:

  • Undertaking learning activities with either individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development.
  • Developing their key curriculum skills by having an awareness of individual needs, targets and the support required to assist the pupils’ development.
  • Carrying out pre-determined educational activities and work programmes whilst promoting independent learning.
  • Working to establish a supportive relationship with the pupils by communicating effectively, allowing them to feel valued and listened to and encouraging questions and ideas.
  • Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of the child with specific needs, while promoting and reinforcing the child’s self-esteem.

Support the teacher by:

  • Providing support for learning activities by monitoring the effectiveness of activities in promoting pupils’ learning and modifying these where necessary.
  • Monitoring individual children’s needs, maintaining records of the pupils’ development and reporting these to their designated supervisor as appropriate.
  • Providing general support to the teacher in the management of pupils in the classroom and on educational visits.

Support the school by:

  • Demonstrating a willingness to keep up to date with professional practices by maintaining an understanding of the requirements of the role.
  • Being aware of school’s policies and procedures.
  • Being aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/schoolwork and to keep confidences as appropriate.
  • Undertaking any other curriculum duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post.
  • Performing any task or duty under the reasonable direction of the Lead TA or a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 14/05/2023

Possible start date: 24/05/2023

  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental

  • GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths A*-C/ 9-4 (Essential)

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship –
  • Level 2 Functional skills in math or English if required

Potential opportunity for a role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Employer information

Our Mission at Christ the King and as part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is ‘to provide the best education and care for all in a living faith community’. In order for this mission to be achieved,everyone, staff, students, parents, and Governors understand that they are responsible for working hard to achieve it. It means that we work together as a community, supporting each other and encouraging each other to reach our potential. We each have a specific role to play in this and we make a commitment, when we join the community, to fulfil our part.

Address details:

Christ The King Voluntary Academy
Darlton Drive

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Reference number VAC1000145913
Working week Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 3.30 pm with a 30 min lunch. This position is term time only.
Total hours per week: 32.5
Expected duration 21 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Teaching Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £8,128.90 (Annually)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).