Teaching Assistant Apprentice Courtlands Special School

Courtlands Special School are looking to take on a teaching assistant to work with their friendly team.

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    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

    30-40 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Specific shifts to be negotiated with the school.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001320864

  • Positions

    1 available

  • The successful candidate Support for pupils, where you will attend to the pupil’s personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters. You will supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning and establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • In addition, you will promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils, encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teachers and to act independently as appropriate, you will also assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including, on occasions, before and after school, and at lunchtimes.
  • Along with providing the support for the teachers. You will prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work,You will be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed, undertake pupil record keeping as requested and support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate. You will also gather and report information from/to parents/carers as directed and provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.
  • Along with this, part of your role will also include supporting the curriculum, where you will be supporting pupils to understand instructions and supporting them to respect local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, as directed by the teacher. You will also support pupils in using basic ICT as directed and prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.
  • Throughout your time at the school, you will be supporting the school where you will 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. You will be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop and contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school. You will appreciate and support the role of other professionals, attend relevant meetings as required and participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will be advising and guiding the pupils on a daily basis.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, and parents and outside agencies and professionals is essential
  • Keyboard skills and confidence are required to support the use of ICT in learning activities, including the production of teaching resources
  • You may be required to use specialist equipment/resources and aids to support individual students. However, post holders will be trained accordingly.

Personal qualities

  • You must be presentable,
  • Enthusiastic and reliable to be successful in this role.
  • You must be friendly,
  • Bubbly and have great communication skills with both adults and children.

Qualifications required

GCSE (grade A-C), or equivalent, in English, Maths and ICT.

Future prospects

You will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 qualification and potentially gain full-time employment, should you have the correct skills and knowledge.

Things to consider

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, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Courtlands School is a friendly and ambitious school who looks after primary aged children with moderate learning difficulties and some associated emotional and behavioural difficulties. All of the children are truly special and unique, full of personality and childlike joy.

Employer

Courtlands Special School

Address

Widey Lane

Plymouth

PL6 5JS

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Maths (Level 1) and ICT (Level 1)

Mandatory

  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
    Schools organisations
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd

Contact

Olivia 01752 332442


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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017