Brief overview of the role
Huntcliff School – To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff, to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils, including those with SEN and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
What will the apprentice be doing?
SUPPORT FOR THE PUPIL:
- 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
- Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
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 to achieve learning goals
- Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
- 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, administer 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 all policies and procedures
- Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
- Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
- Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times
- Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
- Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
- Show a duty of care and take appropriate action to comply with Health & Safety requirements at all time
- Demonstrate and promote commitment to Equal Opportunities
The post holder may reasonably be expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 3 Teaching Assistant at Redcar & Cleveland 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 Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired