Learning Support Assistant Apprenticeship (L3)

Braintree, Essex
£105 per week
09 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Employer: Notley Green Primary School

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Apprenticeship duration: 18 months

Possible start date: 30th October 2017

Working week: 30 hours per week, 8.40am - 3pm working day. 

We are seeking an apprentice to work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures.

Working with individuals or small groups of children under the direction of teaching staff Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes/interventions as agreed with the teacher adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate.

Desired skills:

  • Ability to use clear language to communicate information unambiguously.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to support the work of volunteers and other teaching assistants in the classroom.
  • Ability to manage own time effectively.
  • Demonstrate creativity and an ability to resolve routine problems independently.
  • Awareness of and commitment to equality.
  • Basic understanding of Health & Safety.
  • Understand and implement child protection procedures.
  • Understand procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.
  • Be prepared to develop and learn in the role.

Personal qualities:

  • Ability to write basic reports.
  • Ability to use clear language to communicate information unambiguously.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Overcome communication barriers with children and adults.
  • Consult with children and their families and carers and other adults.
  • Understand and implement the school’s behaviour management policy.
  • Ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability.
  • Good understanding of the school curriculum.
  • Knowledge of literacy/numeracy strategies.
  • Good understanding of the general aspect of child development.
  • Ability to assess progress and performance.
  • Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional well-being.
  • Understand the role of others working in and with the school.
  • Understand and value the role of parents and carers in supporting children.
  • Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults.
  • Ability to work effectively with a range of adults.

Qualifications required:

  • Good reading and writing skills  - GCSE Grade C English or equivalent.
  • Good numeracy skills – GCSE Grade C Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of basic ICT to support learning.