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Apprentice in Teaching Assistant : Gaywood Community Primary School



3rd June 2019

About the employer
Gaywood Primary school is a large, two form entry school situated in King’s Lynn currently providing education for 417 children from the age of 4 to 11.

Our aim is to provide a warm, friendly, atmosphere in a safe, caring environment where children will be happy and successful.  To achieve this, it is important that the school and home work together in partnership.  This partnership is built through a regular dialogue between parents, child and school.


Working week
Monday to Friday, Term Time plus one week (training days) (39 weeks per year) 30hrs per week.Total hours per week: 30.00
Expected duration
21 months


Vacancy Description

Supporting the Pupils:

  • Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning
  • Contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities
  • Encourage and promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Develop and implement Learning Profiles
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of all children and young people with whom contact is made in a professional context (within or outside of the Academy)
  • When working in a 1:1 capacity with specific pupils, contribute to the implementation of the child’s Education, Health and Care Plan

Supporting the Teacher:

  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and relevant resources
  • Work with the Teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting plans as appropriate
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to the SENCO and teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, e.g. Learning Profiles
  • Contribute to behaviour management within the subject area and take charge of situations to allow the teacher to continue to work with the rest of the class
  • Supporting the role of parents in pupils’ learning and contribute to meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc.
  • Undertake support activities for the teacher as required

Supporting the Subject

  • Deliver learning activities to pupils within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
  • Deliver learning activities to support the development of pupils’ skills

Job context and flexibility

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description provide a summary of the main aspects of the role. This is not an exhaustive list and the post holder may be required to carry out other tasks, as deemed appropriate to the grade and nature of the post.

This job description sets out the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time it was drawn up. Such duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Due to the routine of the school, the workload may not be evenly spread throughout the year.  Flexibility of hours, and a flexible attitude and willingness to assist others in the team, when required is necessary.

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 15/07/2019


£117.00 p/w


This job is located in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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