Early Years Teaching Assistant - St John Fisher Catholic Primary School - REF: 052

Company overview:

"St John Fisher is a warm, welcoming and thriving one form entry primary school situated in the heart of Knowsley Village, where every child is valued and every member of staff has high expectations of themselves and the potential of our children.  We are very passionate about raising standards for all of our children and providing them with the best education.  One which will support, challenge and enable them to fulfil their potential, equipping them with the skills they will need both academically and socially. Our curriculum is broad and is delivered in an engaging and creative way to create a learning environment that is enjoyable as well as purposeful. 
 
We are looking for someone who is as equally highly committed with high expectations for work and behaviour.  Candidates should be willing to make a caring and positive contribution to the school, be flexible, reliable and a consistent team player. They will be joining a friendly and highly committed team within a happy and successful school."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Support pupils to access the curriculum in line with appropriate lesson plan/teacher direction. 
  • Provide support and meet the needs of pupil(s) in relation to welfare, health, hygiene, toileting, dressing, feeding, mobility and administering of medicines as required. 
  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate. 
  • Be aware of and respond appropriately to individual pupil need.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher. 
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils. 
  • Promote self esteem and independence.
  • Accompany pupils on visits
  • Administer basic first aid where appropriately trained.
  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in 12 to 15 months
  • Support Teacher, school and curriculum 

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Good standard of education including English and Maths
  • Commitment to undertake apprenticeship framework in early years
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate first aid training
  • Interest in working with children and helping them learn

Location: St John Fisher Catholic Primary School                
Contracted hours: 30 hours per week                                      
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage    

Closing date: Tuesday 16 February 2021

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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