Apprentice L3 Teaching Assistant Job at Buckinghamshire Council – Amersham

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Contract type


Working hours

Full Time

Date posted

19 Jul 2021, 11 p.m.

Application deadline

13 Aug 2021

Contact email

[email protected]


We would like to welcome an apprentice to join our happy, experienced team to work in one of our classes, alongside an existing Teacher and Teaching Assistant. There is the opportunity to work in our Early Years Reception class or a class in our Key Stage 1 department.

The apprentice would be supported to provide classroom support during the delivery of the curriculum, whilst assisting in the support and integration of all pupils including those with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as able, gifted and talented pupils

All St George’s staff members are expected to uphold and adhere to the vision and values of our school.

Salary: £4.50 per hour

Hours: Monday to Friday – 8.30am-3.30pm

Contract: Fixed term for the duration of the apprenticeship

Positions: 1 available

Holiday must be taken out of term time in the school holidays.

About us

St George’s is a two form entry infant school with 180 children on roll aged 4-7 years of age from Early Years Reception to Year 2.

For more information, please visit our website

About the role

  • Develop an understanding of the needs and targets of the pupils supported.
  • Foster a supportive relationship with the pupils concerned.
  • Enable pupils to learn effectively in class, small groups or individually. Such support might involve:

Motivating and encouraging the pupil

Building on pupil strengths and improving areas of weakness

Clarifying teachers instructions

Simplifying and extend tasks

Helping pupils to stay on task and complete their work

Helping pupils to use appropriate resources

Assisting with the organisation of homework

Assist the class teacher in the preparation of learning resources when required

Encouraging good behaviour and modelling this to children

Explaining new ideas in ways that make them relevant and meaningful

Encouraging pupils to ask questions and answer them accurately

Encouraging children to find out for themselves or from each other

  • Assist in the personal development of pupils by:

Encouraging positive attitudes and good behaviour

Helping pupils to develop good relationships with staff and other pupils

Promoting self-esteem

Developing personal organisation

Helping with personal needs as appropriate

  • Liaise, as necessary, with Classroom Teachers / SENCO / Inclusion Manager to:

Contribute to planning activities for individuals and small groups with whom you are working

Modify approaches or develop specific materials for individual pupils

  • Assist in administration by:

Maintaining a record of work undertaken with pupils, e.g. notes on planning, marking children’s work and contributing to assessments

Carry out planned observations of children to support teacher’s assessment

Contributing to pupils records, personal targets, plans and reviews

Gathering evidence of performance

Take responsibility for supporting the teacher to ensure that aspects of the classroom environment are lively and stimulating

Help provide interactive displays

  • Assist teachers on playground duty as required
  • Contribute to a productive climate for learning in which pupils feel valued and secure.
  • To undertake any further duties reasonably requested by the Head Teacher or their representative.
  • To attend Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Assistant’s meetings and training as requested by the Head Teacher.
  • To support the midday supervisors during the lunchtime break, helping to set up eating areas, monitoring children whilst eating, monitoring children whilst playing, helping to tidy up eating areas after lunch.

About you

Skills required:
Implement and adapt programmes of work

Work as part of a team and individually

Be creative and imaginative

Inspire trust and confidence in children as well as motivate them

Encourage high standards of pupil behaviour at all times

Observe and monitor progress and maintain records

Observe the boundaries of the role and respect confidential information

Act on their own initiative where necessary

Remain calm in a crisis

Qualifications required:
GCSE (or equivalent) pass grade in English and Maths

First Aid Certificate (desirable not essential)

Personal qualities:
Be a good communicator

Have a good sense of humour

Be empathetic, tolerant, patient and calm

Be organised and resourceful

Have a willingness to learn and take on new skills

Be flexible and ready to adapt to changing circumstances

A willingness to embrace the Christian ethos of the school

Any training accessed by existing staff will also be offered to the apprentice. Safeguarding training.

Other information

To find out more about the role and to submit your application form, please contact Beverley Accastello on 01494 762552 or email [email protected]

Closing date: Friday 13th August 2021

Interview date: To be arranged

Possible start date: Wednesday 1st September

All St George’s staff members are expected to uphold and adhere to the vision and values of our school.

At St George’s Church of England Infant School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern.

About the Company

Company: Buckinghamshire Council –

Company Location:  Amersham

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