Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Children's Services Team) x 2

at  Ormiston Academies Trust

Walsall, England, United Kingdom - WS4 1BW

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Job Title: Apprentice Teaching Assistant
Responsible to: Vice Principal
Purpose of the job: Overall purpose of the post is to work with teachers to support teaching and learning by working with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direction of teaching staff and may be responsible for some learning activities within the overall teaching plan.
Teaching and Learning
? Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff.
? May work with individual pupils with special educational needs and/or with pupils for whom English is not their first language.
? May implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities to pupils’ responses as appropriate.
? Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher.
? Support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils.
? Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the direction of the teacher.
? May assist with the development of individual development plans for pupils e.g. IEPs.
? Select, prepare and clear away classroom materials and learning areas ensuring they are available for use, including developing and presenting displays.
? May handle small amounts of cash e.g. for school visits and/or monitor stocks/supplies for the classroom.
? Arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the guidance of the teacher.
Exams, educational visits and other supervision
? May invigilate exams and tests.
? May act as a reader or scribe in exams.
? May assist escorting pupils on educational visits.
? May assist with break time supervision including facilitating games and activities.
Personal and welfare support
? May assist pupils with dressing, hygiene and eating whilst encouraging independence.
? Supporting pupils emotional and social well-being, reporting any problems to the teacher.
Systems, policies and procedures
? Contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
? Responsible for the careful and safe use of equipment
Team involvement
? May demonstrate own duties to new or less experienced staff.
? May support the work of volunteers and other teaching assistants in the classroom.
Building professional relationship
? Communicates with pupils to support learning and development and encourage acceptable behaviour.
? Exchanges information with staff and parents/carers.
Record keeping and information management
? Providing feed back to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour.
? Support the teacher in monitoring, accessing and recording pupil progress under the guidance of the teacher.
Problem solving and decision making
? There is a need to interpret information or situations and to solve straight forward problems/make minor decisions.
Knowledge, skills and experience
? Working towards NVQ level 3 Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant as part of apprenticeship.
? Maths and English C or equivalent Level 2
? 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.
Physical demands and working conditions
? May be required to stand for long periods and or work in awkward positions e.g. low chairs.
? Some exposure to unpleasant conditions e.g. noise, outdoor working.
Flexibility Clause
As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.
Variation Clause
This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Principal/Manager in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.
Fluency in English
The post is covered by Part 7 of the immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and suitable references for the successful applicant


Please refer the Job description for details


Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

Education Management

Teaching / Education

Education, Teaching




Walsall, United Kingdom