Organisation Name: Knollmead Primary School Phone No: 020 8337 3778
Apprenticeship Pathway: Teaching Assistant Level 3 – Standard
Contacts: Natasha Carby
E-mail: ncarby@nullknollmeadprimary.co.uk
Address: Knollmead, Tolworth, Surbiton KT5 9QP
Employer Description: Primary School
Hours of Work: 36 per week: 8.30 am – 4.15 pm (Mon-Thurs) and 8.30 am –4.00 pm (Friday) with 30 minutes for lunch. This includes 1 hour every day after school to undertake study.
Annual Holiday Entitlement: Term time working only (39 weeks) (all school holidays)
Pay: Actual salary £9,502.43 per annum (Full time equivalent salary £10,932.48 to be reviewed after 6 months)
Position Title: Apprentice Teaching Assistant in Specialist Resource Provision for Children with Autism

Starting Date: September 2022

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver work, care or support programmes to individual pupils or groups to enable access to learning for all pupils
  • Provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the pupils
    resources (to include specialist resource provision for children with autism) in the classroom
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and reinforcing agreed policies and procedures specific to the SRP and the whole school
  • Support in the development of other key skills which aid pupils’ learning, e.g. Numeracy, Literacy
  • Help translate tasks at pupil level by restructuring them into achievable steps
  • Take appropriate action related to any problems or emergencies that occur during the lesson in
    accordance with the School’s policies and procedures
  • Help to care for unwell children
  • Provide general administrative support to the teacher e.g. photocopying, filing, laminating, collecting
    money etc.
  • Provide general organisation support to the school e.g. duties and educational visits

Skills & Abilities required

  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Use of other equipment technology – video, photocopier
  • Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • General understanding of national curriculum, including the SRP (children with social communication difficulties including autism) and other basic learning programmes/strategies
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Able to understand the importance of being punctual and the impact absence has on effectiveness of the team