Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Ashley Down Primary School

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

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Closing date: 26 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, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    60 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001308860

  • Positions

    1 available

Working as an apprentice Teaching Assistant you will provide support to teachers and learning partners in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils. During lessons, you will work together with other members of staff 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. You will also accompany teaching staff and pupils on trips and other out-of-school activities.

You will 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 will 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 with respect to the 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.
  • Comply 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with children to join our effective and supportive Reception team. We are looking for someone with a willingness to learn from others as part of a team and who can use their initiative in different situations. In return we will offer excellent training in a safe and supportive environment from a range of skilled and experienced practitioners.


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

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

Future prospects

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or 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. Ability to travel to work.

About the employer

Ashley Down Primary School is a 2 form entry, 420 place primary school located in Horfield. We are part of Ashley Down Schools Federation with Brunel Field Primary School.

Employer

Ashley Down Primary School

Address

Downend Road

Bristol

BS7 9PD

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).
  • 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: 26 Sep 2017