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Olympic Primary School

Sector: Teaching Assistant

Qualification: Teaching assistant (Level 3)

Location: Wellingborough

Employer Description

Olympic Primary School in Wellingborough are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to join their well-established team and work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures. Olympic Primary School has established itself as a very successful school, where children attain high educational standards despite facing many challenging circumstances.

Olympic Primary School are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their rapidly growing team of LSA’s. The right candidate will get to gain valuable on the job experience, assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom and be guided to become more skilled in the education sector.

Vacancy Description

Vacancy Description:

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils 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.

Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Support for Pupils

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Support with the development and implementation of 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

2. Support for Teachers

  • 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
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • 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
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
  • Provide clerical/admin. support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.

3. Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher
  • 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

4. 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 and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
  • 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

Qualification

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3
  • English and Maths Functional Skills (If Required)

Course Duration

18 Months

Desired Skills

Array

Working Week

Monday – Friday - 8.45 – 4:45pm - Term time only + 5 days

37.5 hours

Salary

£17,100.00 per year

Future Prospects

The right candidate will potentially be offered permanent position based on their performance over the course of the apprenticeship.

Notes

Salary will depend on age Attend staff meetings when required. To participate in training and performance management as required. To have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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