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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

To lead on organising playground games and sports activities at lunchtime.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Support for pupils
  • Under the specific supervision of the class teacher, to work with individuals and groups of pupils to deliver learning programmes taking into account SEN additional requirements, where necessary.
  • To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher, which may include participating in physical activities with the pupils.
  • Working closely with other professionals and following their designed programme for individual pupils i.e. occupational health, speech therapists and physiotherapists.
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of the pupils, including helping pupils who are unwell distressed or unsettled and have emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • To assist the pupils with personal care needs which may include social, health, hygiene and welfare matters. This could include agreed local manual handling procedures and following a programme for prescribed medication under agreed guidance.

Support for the teacher

  • To prepare and maintain basic classroom resources and equipment as directed by the class teacher and assist the pupils in their use.
  • To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons, ensuring that resources are available and cleared away at the end of the lesson as appropriate.
  • To provide regular feedback to teachers and to other professionals on pupils’ achievement and progress.
  • To provide feedback on pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.  This may include feedback on pupil progress in meeting individual education plan (IEP) targets.
  • To administer and mark routine tests under the guidance of the class teacher and in line with the school’s marking policy.
  • To be aware of the planning of work and activities.
  • To provide general clerical support to the teacher, e.g. photocopying, laminating, filing, etc as required.

Support for the school

  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, SEN/inclusion and data protection reporting all concerns to the appropriate named person.
  • To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson time but during the school day, within contracted hours as necessary for their safety.
  • To work in an environment where there is a varied intensity of demands from the pupils and where physical intervention may be needed to ensure the safety of the child or others.
  • To plan, prepare and accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities within contracted hours as required
  • To lead playground games and sports activities at lunchtime.
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of pupils, including helping pupils who are unwell, distressed or unsettled and those experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • To attend relevant meetings and participate in training opportunities and professional development as required.
  • To attend relevant meetings and participate in relevant training and performance development as required.
  • To adhere to school health and safety policy including risk assessment and safety systems.
  • To adhere to school policy on equality and diversity
  • Support for the curriculum
  • To assist with the development of basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and to support their use in learning activities.
  • To undertake broadly similar duties commensurate with the level of the post as required by the Headteacher

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Ruislip, UK

Published on 21 Jun 2021

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