Teaching Assistant Apprentice At Millwater School

Type: Apprentice
Region: South West

Mill Water School is an all-age special school for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties, including Autism. We now have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice TA to join our class teams. Ideally, you will have experience of working with children but the right personal qualities can be as important.

Mill Water School is an all-age special school for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties, including Autism.

From EYFS through to Post 16, our pupils access a bespoke learning and communication package to challenge their educational progress, working in partnership with multi-agency professionals and families.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice TA to join our class teams. Ideally, you will have experience of working with children but the right personal qualities can be as important.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to join our school.

The Apprentice Teaching Assistant will work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom, to support access to learning for pupils with SEN and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

With the appropriate training the Apprentice Teaching Assistant will meet the needs of the pupils and attend their general welfare, this could include supporting pupils with personal care, administering medications and supporting with feeding.

The Apprentice Teaching Assistant may learn to carry out a number of therapeutic programs with some pupils such as hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy.

An ability to work positively within a team of classroom assistants is essential in order to maximise pupil learning and contribute to an inspiring learning environment.

We offer comprehensive induction training, as well as ongoing professional development.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

To work under instruction and guidance to enable access to learning by:

Attending to the welfare and personal care of pupils

Delivering pre-determined learning/care/support programmes

Implementing literacy/numeracy programmes

Undertaking general clerical/administrative support for the teacher or department

DUTIES General:

Attending to the pupils general welfare, personal needs and personal hygiene across the full age range of 3 19 years.

Carrying out feeding, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy programmes, as set by an appropriate therapist

Accompany pupils to outside work experience.

Assisting with pupils mobility.

Support the teacher by:

Creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans

Assisting with the display of pupils work Using strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals

Monitoring pupils responses to learning activities and accurately recording achievement/progress as directed

Providing detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils achievement, progress, problems etc

Promoting good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour

Establishing constructive relationships with parents/carers and where appropriate participating in feedback sessions with parents alongside the teacher

Administering routine tests, invigilating exams and undertaking routine marking of pupils work

Providing clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administration of course work etc

Support pupils by:

Supervising and providing particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities

Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care Programmes

Establishing constructive relationships with pupils and interacting with them according to individual needs

Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils

Encouraging pupils to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher

Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promoting self-esteem and independence

Providing feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.

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