Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Specialist Support For Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship- Level 3

Springwell Special School

Job Description:

To develop the necessary skills to assist teachers in providing a learning environment and enables all children to access the curriculum and learn to the best of their ability. To work with and support children of academic, physical and emotional/behavioural needs on a class, group or individual basis.

Key Accountabilities

  • To report for duty on time at work and college as detailed by the employer and college.
  • To complete daily/weekly attendance records.
  • To attend college for day release/block release/evening classes as required in the training schedule.
  • To learn how to appropriately work with both individuals and groups of students, as directed by the class teacher and/or SENCo, to support subjects and learning across the whole curriculum.
  • To develop the necessary skills to supervise the classroom for periods of time in the teachers absence.
  • To establish a supportive, caring and secure relationships with students, promoting respect, self-esteem and a positive, inclusive whole school ethos.
  • To advance knowledge and understanding of specific academic, physical, emotional and behavioural needs of individuals and groups of students to enable effective response.
  • To support class teachers to design, create and produce learning activities, materials and resources to support aspects of the curriculum or particular learning outcomes, and to assist and support the students in using them.
  • To learn effective ways to help, support and motivate the students, clarifying instructions, encouraging independent learning and behaviour and enabling learning targets and outcomes to be achieved.
  • To develop skills to enable contribution to monitoring and recording student progress maintaining records and providing relevant feedback to teachers.
  • To assist in general school duties. These include:
  • Setting up classrooms, preparing resources and displays and tidying and clearing away
  • Supervision of students during break times
  • Supervision of students entering and leaving school premises
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties appropriate to the grading of the post.

Key Relationships

  • Line Manager – Team Supervisor
  • Other School Staff
  • Trust staff
  • Students
  • Parents

Core Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Operational Effectiveness and Compliance
  • To carry out the role in accordance with HR policies and practice.
  • To undertake continuous improvement to improve the effectiveness of activity and services.
  • To comply with all School and Trust Policies in relation to Health and Safety and Information Governance.
  • Escalate risks and issues that may impact any aspect of performance or the School’s reputation.
  • Organisational Capability and Growth
  • To participate in team talks and briefings.
  • To carry out tasks in accordance with the School’s performance management approach.
  • To take personal responsibility for personal development including any Continuous Professional Development.

Supporting the school

  • At an appropriate level, according to the job role, grade and training received, all employees in the school are expected to:
  • Support the aims, values, mission and ethos of the school and participate in a team approach to all aspects of school life.
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings and INSET days as required, and identify areas of personal practice and experience to develop.
  • Take appropriate responsibility for safeguarding and children’s welfare and to be aware of confidential issues linked to home/child/teacher/school and keep confidences appropriately.  
  • Be aware of health and safety issues and act in accordance with the school’s Health and Safety Policy.
Desired Skills:
  • Work constructively as part of a team
  • Understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.
  • Good time keeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work as a team
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative and prioritising
Personal Qualities:
  • A caring and motivated
  • A positive “can do” attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Lots of enthusiasm
  • Polite, friendly and helpful
  • Good concentration levels
Qualifications Required:
  • GCSE at Grade A* to C or 9-4 English Language or equivalent
  • GCSE at Grade A* to C or 9-4 Maths or equivalent
  • Hold a Level 2 qualification in a primary / childcare setting.
  • Experience of working with children
  • Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check
Things to Consider:

Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme.

It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer.

Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college:

  • Photographic proof of ID
  • Qualification certificates
  • National Insurance Number
  • Updated CV

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Closing Date: 30/05/2018
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