Early Years Teaching Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship at Hollingwood Primary School

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Early Years Teaching Assistant Level 2 Apprenticeship

Prime Objectives of the Post:

  • Promoting and working within an Early Years setting, meeting the needs of the children, families and community in which it is based, in accordance with the policies, procedures and working practices of the Centre/School
  • Working as part of a team in assisting and consolidating the provision of a high quality Early Years curriculum
  • May from time to time be required to undertake other duties commensurate with the grade and level of responsibility defined in this job description

Effort Demands:

  • Work within the school policies, under the direction and guidance of senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, making decisions using initiative where appropriate within established working practices
  • Promote positive values attitudes and good pupil behaviour dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy
  • Use good common sense and initiative when dealing with the conduct and behaviour of individuals, groups of pupils and whole classes; the correct use and care of materials by individual and small groups of pupils; the safety, mobility (if required) and hygiene and well being of the pupils
  • Work to a Key Worker system to provide care and Education through the provision of stimulating enjoyable and constructive activities appropriate to the Child’s age and abilities to ensure physical social emotional and intellectual development, taking into account diversity (e.g. language, culture, ability, race and religion)
  • Establish good relationships and high expectations with both the children and their families, through home visits (when possible) and in a pastoral role for a group; taking account of parental concerns and deals with them sensitively under direction of the teacher where necessary
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals in liaison with the teacher to support the achievement and progress of pupils
  • Assist and support colleagues wherever required in order to ensure the smooth running of the setting, and contribute to relevant meetings
  • Have excellent numeracy and literacy skills as well as excellent oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and support children at all times including school visits, trips and out of school activities. Ensure the physical needs of children are being met and maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene (e.g. Washing, dressing and toileting)
  • Support children in their learning both inside the setting and in outdoor play areas; recognising and responding to their individual needs, ensuring all children are engaged in appropriate activities
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain equipment and resources including specialist resources, and help the children in their use (e.g. Outdoor or indoor play equipment; being responsible for the care of all equipment and materials within the setting
  • Be aware of and ensure that as a team member the setting meets required standards as laid down by Ofsted Early Years Directorate
  • Act as a key worker for a group of children for part of each day
  • Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies using the schools policies and procedures, liaising with the teacher where required (e.g. an injured or sick child)
  • Supervise whole classes and groups in the absence of teaching staff, maintaining the planned range of activities in the classroom and/or outdoor play areas in accordance with the short term planning
  • Monitor and evaluate the children’s responses to learning activities as part of the planning cycle
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with Parents/Carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions or meetings (as directed by the teacher) with parents promoting the policy on parental involvement
  • Prepare accurate feedback and detailed records, recording children’s physical, care and educational progress and achievements against pre determined learning objectives, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Be responsible for keeping and updating systems as agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems as requested
  • Perform allocated tasks with limited supervision
  • Take delegated responsibility in the supervision and guidance of students on work placement, trainees and voluntary helpers
  • Handle small amounts of cash, or cheques as directed by the teacher
  • Provide general clerical/administration support (e.g. administer resources for agreed activities)

Environmental demands/Working Conditions:

  • Available to work during school hours during term time and a willingness to be flexible as may be required to attend staff meetings/training sessions/parents evenings/special events etc. outside of usual hours
  • Will have contact with members of the public/other professionals e.g. teaching staff, governors, parents/carers, community groups, local education authority, external providers etc.
  • The post holder may occasionally be subjected to antisocial behaviour from members of the public/parents/site users
  • This post may include a degree of manual lifting and handling. You are expected to be aware of health and safety policies and procedures and frequently assess your ability to carry out the lifting tasks required of you
  • Report all concerns to an appropriate person

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner
  • Maths, English and ICT Functional skills at L1 if necessary
  • Training to take into account social distancing rules with a combination of distance learning and attending Shipley College only if necessary

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents/carers and other professionals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Personal qualities

  • A sense of humour
  • Be a creative thinker with good organisational skills, have a flexible approach to working and the ability to perform under stress

Desired qualifications

Maths sand English at A-D/7-3 or equivalent.

Future prospects

Apprentices would be eligible to apply for full time positions if available on completion.

Things to consider

Please ensure you have: Researched the role, the location of the school, Shipley College and are able to travel to both.

A DBS criminal record check is required for the role.

Early application is encouraged as the employer reserves the right to close the vacancy early if the right person is found.

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.

All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV and may be asked to supply scans of certificates when assessing the entry requirements.

About Hollingwood Primary School

At Hollingwood we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive school that works hard to meet the needs of all our children. It is our aim for all children to be independent learners, demonstrating resilience and an abiding respect for others. We aim to instil a lifelong love for learning through a broad and balanced curriculum, creating a strong grounding for future success. We promote an ethos of respect and empathy where diversity is valued and celebrated in preparation for taking their place as responsible citizens in modern Britain.

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