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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

The Active Learning Trust Ltd
Pay: £134.88
Location: Cambridgeshire Cambridge United Kingdom
Category: Entry Level
Available from: Sep 2020
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E03509240
2020-06-11 2020-08-14

Job Description

Job Purpose:





Support the classroom teacher to facilitate the active participation of children in the academic and social activities of the school.  Contribute to raising standards of achievement for all pupils.





Principal Accountabilities:





Support for children:







  • In conjunction with the classroom teacher, adapt lessons to meet the needs of individual children and small groups


  • Take responsibility for delivering learning activities with small groups who would benefit from a different learning approach as agreed


  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with individual pupils, small groups, and parents/carers to ensure they understand and can achieve the tasks


  • Provide learning support to children with significant care needs, or where English is not their first language


  • Support children with significant development needs, e.g. cognitive ability, EBD, learning skills, etc. as directed


  • Encourage and promote inclusion in the classroom, ensuring all pupils feel involved with tasks and activities






Support for the curriculum:







  • Support the school curriculum, including literacy and numeracy activities


  • Suggest areas where ICT might be used to enrich pupil learning


  • Provide targeted support to enhance learning and improve attainment






Support for the teacher:







  • Assist in maintaining class records and contribute to reports on pupil progress and development as directed


  • Monitor and track progress and provide feedback to assist in developing IEPs for children with special needs


  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of work programmes for individual pupils and groups


  • Provide feedback on learning activities and contribute to school review and development planning


  • Organise the learning environment and develop classroom resources as required


  • Undertake support activities for the teacher as required, e.g. photocopying, preparation of materials, mounting displays


  • Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour, including anticipating and taking action to prevent potential problems arising






Support for the school:







  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and parents or carers


  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment


  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings


  • Participate in and support the professional development of other teaching assistants as required


  • Assist in facilitating school events, e.g. school plays, events




Personal Qualities :


  • Being able to work in a team, including building good relationships


  • Liaise and communicate effectively with others


  • Reflect on and develop professional practice


  • Having a flexible approach 






Skills Required :


  • IT and keyboard skills


  • Curriculum knowledge and experience to support and lead learning activities


  • Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to health and safety and child protection


  • Demonstrate good organisational skills






Future Prospects :

There is the potential this role could lead to a full-time Teaching Assistant role. 



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