Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Wheatley Park School

Through our programme, you will work as an apprentice Teaching Assistant in a school. You will support teachers and students in the classroom in lessons and become an integral part of the school support workforce.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 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.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    60 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001305086

  • Positions

    2 available

Working as an apprentice Teaching Assistant you’ll provide support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils. During lessons, you’ll work together with the class teacher to support pupils with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour.  Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all pupils to progress, achieve and overcome any problems. You will support all areas of the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and ICT within the classroom. You’ll also accompany teaching staff and pupils on trips and other out-of-school activities.

You’ll also act as a role model for pupils and be a positive influence on their behaviour and performance at school. So it’s important that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all you do.

At the end of your apprenticeship you’ll of achieve the nationally recognised Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, as well as valuable work experience, that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time Teaching Assistant position. A newly qualified Teaching Assistant can earn between £14,000 and £21,000 per annum.

Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities; -

  • Supervise and support pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons, and clear away afterwards.
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting any difficulties.
  • Support pupils to understand lesson instructions.
  • Support pupils in respect of school curriculum, e.g. Literacy, Numeracy, and Early Years, as directed by the teacher.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and other out-of-school activities.
  • Compliance with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

Wheatley Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and to preventing extremism. Wheatley Park School expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Wheatley Park School is an equal opportunities employer.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant framework
  • Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupil’s parents and outside agencies

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good time management

Qualifications required

  • Hold GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Full-time employment within the organisation.

Things to consider

Prior to interview you are required to complete online initial assessments in Maths, English & ICT. These are called BKSB. If you’re shortlisted please print out the results and take them with you to the interview. You’ll receive an email from NST Head Office with instructions. Wiliness to undergo an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer/school.

About the employer

Wheatley Park School is at an exciting stage in its development. We have made strides, enjoyed recent successes and we are ambitious to build on them. We are a busy, friendly and supportive community. We are proud of our students and keen to keep helping them to achieve high standards. Your role will be to play an important part in helping some of our students overcome the barriers they face with their learning. We are seeking a Teaching Assistant (Progress Coach) to join our busy and motivated team to support the progress of young people with Special Educational Needs and also those for whom we receive Pupil Premium Grant. Some experience of working with young people would be beneficial and you must have a good standard of education. What we offer you: • The chance to be part of a strong school community, making a difference to young people’s futures. • Good opportunities for Professional Development, helping you move to the next stage. • A supportive working environment, characterised by variety and personal challenge. Wheatley Park is situated just outside the City of Oxford, and is a vibrant and supportive school with an increasing track record of success, graded “Good’ by Ofsted, with much positive feedback. We are determined to build on this. We have a mixed rural and urban intake and we are well supported by our community, who recognise the considerable improvements that have taken place in recent years. Our students are happy at school and motivated to succeed, and our staff work well together, providing a collaborative and professional ethos If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (Finance and Personnel Administrator) either by telephone on 01865 877634 or by email to pmason@wheatleypark.org We are a member of the River Learning Trust, a schools-led trust, based in Oxford. For more information: www.riverlearningtrust.org.

Employer

Wheatley Park School

Address

Oxford

OX33 1QH

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
  • Employee rights and responsibilities.
  • Functional Skills (if required).

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider

NATIONAL SCHOOLS TRAINING LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by National Schools Training Ltd

Contact

Kate Wardle kate.wardle@nationalschoolstraining.co.uk


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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017