Brief overview of the role
What will the apprentice be doing?
SUPPORT FOR THE STUDENT:
Under the supervision of the teacher:
- Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
- Be aware of and implement individual education/behaviour plans and personal care programmes
- Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according 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
- Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
- If required, provide assistance with student’s feeding, hygiene and personal needs including toileting
- If required, provide assistance with the moving, lifting and handling of students paying particular attention to students’ physical needs
- Supervise students during break and lunch times.
SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHER:
- Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
- Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils in achieving learning goals
- Monitor and then provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc
- Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
- Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers under teacher guidance
- Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administering coursework etc
SUPPORT FOR THE CURRICULUM:
- Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
- Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity 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 differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
- Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
- Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
- Assist with the supervision of pupils outside of lesson times
- Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required
- Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
- Demonstrate and promote commitment to equal opportunities
- Any other duties deemed appropriate by the chief executive and commensurate within the grade of the post
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 3 Teaching Assistant at Stockton Riverside College.
- Functional Skills maths & English, if required.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired