Vacancy Details - Oldham College

Teaching Assistant for the Early Years Foundation Stage

We are looking to appoint 1 x Level 3 Apprentice to join our team to provide valuable, practical assistance to class teachers in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities. The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels. We are looking for a reliable, flexible individual who has a passion working in schools. Candidates should be comfortable working with children aged between 2 and 5 years old and aware that the duties will involve changing nappies, supervising play and learning for children between 2 and 5 and tidying the classrooms at the end of the day. Candidates should be passionate about working with children and have a real desire to improve standards of learning in school.

Vacancy description:
• General Teaching Assistant Duties.
• Supporting lessons, including working with small groups to develop pupil attainment levels.
• Tidy classrooms and clean up after pupils.
• Provide support to the class teacher in a range of capacities.
• To work under guidance of the SENCO/Curriculum leader in planning implementation of work programmes to support pupils with additional needs.
• One to one support with children in the classroom and in Physical Education.
• Work with small groups.
• Support pupils with special education needs and pupils who need additional support.
• Assist class teachers with planning.
• Undertake basic record keeping as directed by class teacher and senior teachers.
• Replace consumable resources as directed by class teacher and senior teachers.
• Operate everyday equipment to fulfil the role, in accordance with instructions.
• Ensure classrooms are kept in tidy and safe condition for learning.
• Prepare classrooms for lessons.
• Prepare resources, equipment for lessons, clubs and activities.
• To understand the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity, both when working with children and with colleagues, and to promote equal opportunities for all.
• To uphold and promote the values and the ethos of the school.
• To implement and uphold the policies, procedures and codes of practice of the school, including relating to customer care, finance, data protection, ICT, health and safety, anti-bullying and safeguarding/child protection.
• To take a pro-active approach to health and safety, working with others in the school to minimise and mitigate potential hazards and risks, and actively contribute to the security of the school e.g. challenging a stranger on the premises.
• To participate and engage with workplace learning and development opportunities.
• To attend and participate in relevant meetings as appropriate.
• To undertake any other additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post

Desired skills:
• excellent communication and listening skills.
• respect and fondness for children.
• good organisational skills to plan the children's day and respond to children's different needs.
• the ability to inspire and enthuse young children.
• energy, resourcefulness, responsibility, patience and a caring nature.

Desired personal qualities:
• Patience and Humour
• Communication Skills
• Respect of Differences
• Creativity and Flexibility

Desired qualifications

Maths and English grades 9-4 (A-C) or Functional Skills L2

Training to be provided (Qualifications to be gained):
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce - EYE
Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings
Level 2 English, Mathematics and ICT Functional Skills

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