Teaching Assistant Apprentice Padnell Junior School

In your role as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in the development of positive educational experiences for children with a range of abilities in the school setting.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001299522

  • Positions

    1 available

In your role as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in the development of positive educational experiences for children with a range of abilities in the school setting.

Working with the support of qualified teaching and support staff you will be expected to contribute in the following areas among others:

Support for pupils

  • Help with the care and support of pupils;
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups;
  • Be an effective model for pupil behaviour.

Support for the teacher

  • Assist with classroom resources & Lesson Preparation
  • Contribute to the management of pupils' behaviour, both in the classroom and on the playground, as required
  • Provide support for learning activities
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe environment for pupils and staff
  • Assist in the presentation of display materials
  • Support teaching staff or senior colleagues with routine administration

Support for the school 

  • Monitor effective working relationships with colleagues and parents
  • Contribute to the maintenance of pupil safety and security
  • Review and develop their own professional practice
  • Recognise confidentiality, child protection procedures, Health & Safety, and the policies of the Governing Body
  • Be involved in extra-curricular activities, (e.g. clubs, activities, trips, open days, presentation evenings)
  • Assist with special activities in the school within school hours (e.g. sports days, plays, concerts, open days)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills,
  • Good organisational skills,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school classroom environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • Does what they say they will do  when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator - good listener, sincere and able to win people over
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative

Qualifications required

The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and Maths, though consideration will be given to highly-motivated people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, Maths, and ICT) at Levels 1 and 2.

 

Future prospects

The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in youth work and related areas. These include: Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people. This pathway also offers the participant a doorway into the teaching profession, offering the chance to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. The experience gained from this apprenticeship in the practical teaching environment is invaluable.

Things to consider

All training will be delivered by Youthforce. Visit our website at: www.youthforce.co.uk for more information, or call on 01273776779 Interested applicants are asked to attend a recruitment day. Date & venue confirmed once applications received. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Our school motto ‘Reaching for the Stars’ encourages all of our children to aim high and work hard to achieve their hopes, dreams and ambitions. We strongly believe that education is best provided through a successful partnership between home, school and the local community so that all children are able to take advantage of the wide range of learning experiences we can offer.

Employer

Padnell Junior School

Address

Padnell Road

Waterlooville

PO8 8EA

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools
  • Level 2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 1 Functional skills in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider

Youthforce

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by YOUTH FORCE LIMITED

Contact

Cara Noonan 01273776779 cara.noonan@youthforce.co.uk


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Oct 2017