Apprentice Teaching Assistant - St Mary and St Paul's C of E Primary School - REF: A041

Company overview:

"Our school is a small and friendly one-form entry primary school situated near to the historic town of Prescot in Knowsley, Merseyside. We pride ourselves on the successes that all of our children have, and on ensuring that each of our children receives an education that meets their individual strengths and needs. Our vision statement is “Life in all its fullness through learning and love.”

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Supporting teaching and learning for the children of our school
  • Supporting and maintaining the positive, Christian ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills
  • Being involved in displays and preparing resources
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Understanding the Safeguarding and Behaviour Policy
  • Working with children aged four to 11 years
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted minimum of 9-4 / A*-C GCSE Grades in maths and English or equivalent
  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Teaching Assistants
  • Be happy to support and promote the school’s aims and Christian ethos
  • Ablility to develop good personal relationships within a team
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools.
  • Be reliable
  • Have a smart appearance
  • Have a professional attitude
  • Have a level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required
  • Be ambitious and hard working
  • Have a desire to be a positive role model to young people
  • Have competent skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT
  • Be keen to develop own skills and knowledge further through continuing professional development
  • Have communication skills relevant to both children and adults
  • Ability to self-manage and organise your own time
  • Show a personal commitment to working in a church school environment

This post has significant access to children and young people and as such the successful candidate will be expected to undergo a DBS check.

Location: Prescot                                              
Contracted hours: 30 hours (Term Time)                  
Salary: £12,773

Closing date: Wednesday 1 July 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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