Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Prescot Primary School (REF: APP077)

Open to Knowsley residents only.

Key responsibilities for the role:

As a teaching assistant. you would support teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.

  • Working within a primary school full-time as a Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills
  • Be involved in displays and preparing resources
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Understand the safeguarding and behaviour policy and their role within these policies
  • Working with children aged four to 11 years
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools

Key skills to be successful in your application are:

  • An eagerness to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant
  • A passion for working with children
  • Possess relevant qualities including patience and communication
  • Ability to show professionalism at all times
  • Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff
  • Any previous experience working with children
  • Strong English and Mathematics skills

Location: Prescot
Contracted hours: To be confirmed
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2018

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If you would like support completing your application form please email  theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support'