Teaching Assistant Apprentice


This Primary School is looking for someone polite and friendly to work with children with moderate learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties as a Teaching Assistant within the School.


  • Provides skilled support to pupils with moderate learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Establishes constructive relationships with pupils and interacts with them according to individual needs
  • Promotes the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Attends to pupils personal needs including help with social, welfare, care and health matters, including toileting, dressing, feeding, mobility etc
  • Encourages pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Sets challenging and demanding expectations and promotes self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.



  • Creates and maintains a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assists with the display of pupils’ work
  • Uses strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assists with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitors pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately records achievement/progress as directed
  • Provides detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promotes good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Participates in discussions with parents/carers under the general direction of a teacher
  • Administers routine tests and invigilates exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
  • Provides clerical/admin. Support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.



  • Undertakes structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Undertakes 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
  • Supports the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepares, maintains and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assists pupils in their use



  • Is aware of and complies with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Is aware of and supports difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contributes to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciates and supports the role of other professionals
  • Participates in training and other learning activities and performance development as required and attends and participates in relevant meetings as required
  • Assists with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
  • Accompanies teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and takes responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.



  • Experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • First aid training/training as appropriate
  • Training in the relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Use of other equipment technology – video, photocopier
  • Understanding of relevant polices/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • General understanding of national/foundation stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Caring/training/communication/persuasive/motivating/counselling skills.

  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these


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This Primary School is looking for someone polite and friendly to work with children with moderate learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties as a Teaching Assistant within the School




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