CH-78 Teaching Assistant Apprentice (September 2017 start) at The Olive School in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1
Closing Date 31-05-2017
Salary £3.50 per hour
Reference Code CH-78
Hours Per Week Term time 37 hours per week Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Interview Date 06-06-2017
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Job Description

To contribute to the development of a strong, effective school with an emphasis on promoting a culture of educational excellence, within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect which extends beyond the school into the wider community.

Key Responsibilities

1. Support for Pupils

Attend to pupils’ personal needs, and assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behavior / Support / Mentoring Plans and Personal Care Programmes / strategies.

  • 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 and work co-operatively with others, and engage in learning activities.
  • Promote self – esteem and independence.
  • Use skills / training / experience to assess the needs of pupils and support their learning.

2. Support for the Teacher

Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating, and adjusting lessons / work plans as appropriate.

  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre – determined learning objectives.
  • Provide the teacher with objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
  • Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards. Assist with the display of pupil’s work.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate design, preparation, and use of specialist equipment / resources / materials.
  • Manage the compilation of records, information and data.
  • Administer and assess routine assessments, undertake routine marking of pupils’ work, and accurately record achievement / progress.
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and 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 as agreed with the teacher.

3. Support for the Curriculum

Support pupils in understanding instructions.

  • Implement structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  • Implement local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years etc. as directed by the teacher.
  • Support pupils in using IT, and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Determine the need for, prepare and use specialist equipment / resources as directed by the teacher, and assist pupils in their use.
  • Actively seek information regarding, and utilise, the range of activities, courses, organisations, and individuals to provide support for pupils to broaden and enrich their learning.

4. Support for the School

Comply with and assist with the development of 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 that pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school.
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies / professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support the achievement and progress of the pupils.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise, and use these to advise and support others.
  • Participate the provision of out of enrichment activities, within guidelines established by the school.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils, as appropriate, on visits, trips and out of school activities, and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher.
  • Relationships with Others
  • Participate in training sessions.
  • Maintain good working relationships with colleagues, students, parents/carers, governors, the community and all stakeholders and ensure all communication is consistent with the school’s ethos.
  • Accountability 
  • Make best use of all resources to support the attainment of pupils.
  • Ensure that parents/carers are well informed about the curriculum, attainment and progress and about the   contribution they can make in supporting their child’s learning and that pupils are involved in this process.
  • Carry out any such duties as may be reasonably required by the Headteacher


This appointment is with the Governing Body of the School, with the Trust as employers.  The job description forms part of the contract of employment of the person appointed to this post. It reflects the position at the present time only and may be reviewed in negotiation with the employee in the future. The appointment is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the ‘Tauheedul Contract’.



Person Specification


Practical experience of working with children (within an educational setting if possible)

Personal Qualities

A strong commitment to the personal, spiritual, social and health development of young people. Sympathetic to and supportive of the Muslim ethos of the School. Highest levels of professional and personal integrity.


GCSE Grade A*-C In English Language and Maths (Essential)

First Aid (desirable)


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

12 months

Training to be Provided

CACHE Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Functional skills English

Functional skills Mathematics

Functional skills ICT

Future Prospects

We are a growing school giving staff opportunity to develop. We are part of a Multi Academy trust so there is a possibility of work in other schools.


Christine Brown

01254 292303

Employer website

The Olive School


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