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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant at Bramingham Primary School.
The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.
If you share our values of teamwork, inclusion and innovation and have high expectations of what children can achieve we would like to hear from you.

About the job

The post holder will gain valuable experience working with children under the direction of the teacher as part of a year group team supporting the teachers in a variety of activities throughout the school.

Employer Name: Bramingham Primary School
Salary: £5.00/hour
Working Week: Monday – Friday - 30 h/w
Interview date: 19th October 2021
Possible start date: November 2021
Apprenticeship: Teaching Assistant Level 3
Duration: 21 months including 3 months EPA
Training to be Provided:
- Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard
- Functional Skills English and Math's (where applicable)
- End Point Assessment

As a Teaching Assistant in our school, your duties will include:

• Following agreed lesson plans to support the teaching and learning of individual or groups of pupils, using support strategies appropriate to the needs of the pupils. Following IEPs, EHCPs, care plans.
• Contributing to the development of pupils.
• Contributing to the planning and assessment of teaching and learning for individual pupils.
• Working closely with Class Teachers. Under the direction of the Line Manager/SENCO/Headteacher develop and maintain supportive relationships with parents, carers and others of the pupil’s community.
• Follow and implement the school’s behavior and any related policies and procedures. Invigilate tests as directed.
• Be a good role model, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities.
• Undertaking the lunch duty in the class and Year Group you are working in.
• Promote Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviors are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
• Contribute to the Health and Safety of all pupils, which will include first aid and intimate care.
• Assist in the supervision of pupils during the working day, on/off site including for example school visits, swimming.

About you

Skills required:
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and alongside the class teacher
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Ability to communicate effectively with children, including those with additional needs (SEN)
• Able to converse with ease with members of the public and provide effective help or advice in accurate and fluent spoken English.
• Able to contribute to the support and development of children while encouraging individual achievements and independent learning.
• Ability to keep accurate records
• Basic ICT skills and knowledge of online safety
• Good timekeeper
• Understand current statutory guidance including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Part 1, safeguarding policies, Prevent Strategy and Equality.
• Ability to deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters
• Confidence in using discipline appropriately and fairly in line with the school’s policy.

Personal Qualities:
· Professional appearance and manner
· Enthusiasm and confidence when working with children, with a belief that all children can achieve.
· Quick and enthusiastic learner
· Self-motivated
· Prepared to learn new skills
· Able to contribute constructively to and work effectively as a team member
· Reliable
· Honest
· Commitment to learn and improve personal skill set

Additional information

Qualifications Required:
Ideally candidate should have achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and Math's or equivalent.

Reality Check:
As this is a term-time only role, it is expected that the post holder will take annual leave during the school holidays.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Because of the nature of this post, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.

The role may involve lifting of children and equipment. There may also be the requirement to clear up after a pupil has been ill or had a spillage/toileting accident.