Apprentice Teaching Assistant x 3 - Hope Primary School - KA 089

Company overview

Hope Primary is an inclusive, exciting and ambitious school, which is passionate about learning and the community and parishes it serves. The Governors of Hope Primary School invite applications from enthusiastic and outstanding individuals who have a clear vision and commitment to learning within our joint faith community.

Key responsibilities for the role:

To work with and supervise the physical/general care of individuals and groups of children under the direction the teacher, providing general support to the teacher in the management of pupils in the classroom. When required to take part in the planning, development and implementation of programmes of support for pupils with special educational needs. 

Support for pupils: 

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Deal with the personal care and comfort of pupils as required in relation to welfare, health, hygiene, toileting, dressing, feeding, mobility and administering of medicines.
  • Establish good working relationships with pupils acting as a role model.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils, self esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance and direction of the teacher.
  • Support the use of specialist equipment and procedures including, moving and handling to meet a child’s individual needs.
    Respond to pupils minor medical problems administering basic first aid where appropriately trained.

Support for the teacher: 

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans.
  • In liaison with the teacher, utilise strategies to support pupils in achieving learning goals.
  • Assist with the display of children’s work.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievements and progress in agreed format.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour in line with established school policy.
  • Provide clerical/administrative support (e.g. photocopying, word processing, filing, collecting money etc.) 
  • Undertake routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
  • To contribute to the review of pupils’ needs.
  • Be involved in the planning, development and implementation of programmes of support for pupils with special educational needs.
  • To escort pupils as necessary and assist in movement around the school.

Support for the curriculum:

  • Provide support for structured and agreed learning activities/learning programmes, taking into consideration pupils learning styles.
  • Support Literacy/Numeracy programmes (e.g. Springboard, AL, FLS), recording achievements and progress and providing appropriate reports and feedback for 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.

Support for the school: 

  • To be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Contribute to the school ethos, aims and development/improvement plan.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn, develop and feel valued, respecting their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic background.
  • Work as part of a team appreciating and supporting the role of other people in the team.
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school, if appropriate, and within working hours.
  • Undertake personal development through training and other learning activities including performance management as required. 
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

Key skills to be successful in your application are:

  • Communication and influence
  • Team worker
  • Organisational awareness
  • Use of technology
  • Professional value and practise

Location: Lordens Road, Huyton 
Contracted hours: 30 
Hourly rate of pay: NMW
Closing date: 28 October 2021

How to apply: 

Top tips for filling in the application form:

  • Research the employer offering the job. Find out what they do and what the job involves.
  • Show the employer you understand their business by referring to them in your application, for example: "I am interested in developing skills in building maintenance and noticed you were successful in winning a large contract to maintain houses for a large housing association."
  • Always read the job description for the job you are applying for before you start to complete the application form to make sure the information you include is relevant to the job.
  • If you would like support completing your application form, please email with the subject heading 'Application Support’.
  • Before you start filling in your form, always check the instructions for filling in the application form.
  • Make sure you take your time. Don’t rush as you may make mistakes!
  • Prepare a draft of the application form before transferring the information to the actual form. If you’re filling it in by hand, make sure you don’t make mistakes on the original form for the employer.
  • Make sure any writing is neat and easy to read, and check your spelling.
  • Answer all questions and fill in all the boxes/spaces.
  • If there are gaps in your employment history, say what you were doing during that time. If you've have never had a job, you could include examples such as voluntary work, or involvement with outside clubs or organisations.
  • Make sure you sell your skills; this could also include things you have developed outside work such as interests and hobbies. This is an opportunity for you to promote yourself to the employer and is your opportunity to explain to the employer why they should employ you!
  • Before you send off your application form, take a copy of your form, so you have this to look over if you get an interview.
  • Ask a friend or relative to check your application form before you send it.