CH-185 L2 Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Achievement Through Collaboration Academy Trust (Witton Park) based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Apprenticeship
Positions Available 1 - starting September 2018
Salary £3.70 per hour
Reference Code CH-185
Hours Per Week 39 weeks (Term time + 1 week) Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed
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Job Description

Level 2 Teaching Assistant working supporting students with Learning Difficulties.

Job Purpose

  1. To work with and supervise individuals and groups of children, under the direction / supervision of teaching / senior staff both in and out of school hours to enrich curriculum learning
  2. To undertake work, care or support programmes, inclusive of special / individual learning needs, to enable access to learning for all pupils.
  3. To assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom

Support to Pupils

  1. Establish good working relationships with pupils acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  2. To ensure that all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  3. To provide support to pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities. This may include toileting and changing children where appropriate, implementing related personal programmes including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  4. To assist with the development and implementation of IEPs and personal care programmes
  5. To promote self esteem and independence amongst pupils
  6. To promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the classroom by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher
  7. To provide feedback to pupils on their progress and achievement under the guidance of a teacher
  8. To support pupil’s access and implement differentiated learning activities
  9. To focus a pupil to engage with a learning task

Support for Teachers

  1. To promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts / issues and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour, in line with the school behaviour policy
  2. To support constructive relationships with parents and carers, in appropriate languages, promoting the school’s home/school liaison policy
  3. To assist the teacher with planning the curriculum through sharing observations about the children’s development and by contributing ideas for topics and activities
  4. To support the teacher by contributing to the delivery of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, and recording achievement, progress and feeding back to the teacher
  5. To report pupil achievement, progress and issues in agreed format
  6. Undertake marking of pupils’ work against an agreed marking scheme under the direction of a teacher
  7. To be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher
  8. To collate pupil records in liaison with the teacher, inputting data as required
  9. To create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans
  10. To mount and display pupils’ work in consultation with the teacher
  11. To prepare, maintain and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / learning activity and assist pupils in their use
  12. To provide minimal clerical support for teachers e.g. photocopying, filing, collecting money, checking deliveries, administering coursework, production of work sheets for agreed activities
  13. To administer routine primary tests and contribute to the invigilation of examinations as required.

Support for the School

  1. To be aware of and comply with policies relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to a nominated person
  2. To contribute to the overall work and ethos of the school
  3. To work as part of a team and support the role of other people in the team
  4. To attend and participate in meetings as required
  5. To undertake personal development and improve own practice through training, observation, evaluation and discussion with colleagues including performance management, and use this to support others
  6. To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson time
  7. To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of a teacher

Person Specification


Experience of working with children

The ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers

A basic understanding of how children develop and learn

The ability to work as part of a team

Good reading, writing and numeracy skills

The ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour

Good ICT skills

Excellent organisational skills

Good communication skills

Personal Qualities


Patience and a sense of humour



Positive attitude

Kind and caring

Team player


GCSE Grade A – C (or equivalent in English and Maths)

Things to Consider

Some meetings and training take place after normal school hours.

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

Other Important Information

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.


Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

18 Months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Teaching Assistant 


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500

School Website

How To Apply
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