Intermediate Apprenticeship in Support Teaching and Learning

Support Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Support Teaching and Learning

Employer: Aveton Gifford Primary School

Address: Kingsbridge, TQ7 4LD

  • We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to take on the role of teaching assistant at Aveton Gifford Primary School.

    The apprentice will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

    Duties and Responsibilities to include:

    Support for Pupils

    • Attend to the pupil’s personal needs, and implement related personal
    • programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
    • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
    • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
    • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
    • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
    • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
    • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including, before and after school, and at lunchtimes.

    Support for the Teacher

    • Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work.
    • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.
    • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
    • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.
    • Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.
    • Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.

    Support for the Curriculum

    • Support pupils to understand instructions.
    • Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, as directed by the teacher.
    • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.
    • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.

    Support for the School

    • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and 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 and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
    • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
    • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
    • Attend relevant meetings as required.
    • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as require.
    • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
    • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

    Weekly/Hourly Rate

    £3.50 per hour (National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice)

    Working Hours

    Minimum of 30 hours a week

    Future Prospects

    Progression onto Level 3 for the right applicant.

    Employer Description

    Aveton Gifford C. of E. (V.C.) Primary School is a small, friendly ‘village school’ in the heart of our local community. Their original school building opened in 1867, to provide education for the village and parish of Aveton Gifford. They continue to provide an education of the highest quality for all of our pupils, within the context of Christian belief and practice.

    Aveton Gifford C of E (VC) Primary School joined the First Federation, which is part of the First Federation Trust, on 1st September 2012.
    The First Federation Trust is a family of schools whose aim is to be outstanding in everything we do.

    Skills Required

    • Post holder may be required to identify straightforward solutions to simple problems on a regular basis.
    • Post holder will be advising and guiding the pupils on a daily basis. Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, and parents and outside agencies and professionals is essential.
    • Keyboarding skills and confidence are required to support the use of ICT in learning activities, including the production of teaching resources.

    Personal Qualities

    • Team player
    • Organised
    • Good time keeper

    Qualifications Required

    GCSE (grade A-C), or equivalent, in English, maths and ICT is desirable but not essential

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