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Apprentice Teaching Assistant with Tetherdown Primary School

Main Duties:


• Attend to pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, behavioural, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

• Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning

• Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs

• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of pupils

• Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

• Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate


• Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work

• Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed

• Undertake pupil record keeping as requested

• Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate

• Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed

• Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc


• Support pupils to understand instructions

• Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, as directed by the teacher

• Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed

• Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use


• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

• Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals

• Attend relevant meetings as required

• Participate in training and other activities and performance development as required

• Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunch times

• Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities 

• Helping with young special education needs children 

• Helping in classrooms with the day to day running


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