Apprentice Early Years

Alfreton Park Special School

To assist the teacher to ensure a safe classroom and outdoor environment. To work closely under the guidance of the teacher as required, so that advice and practice are integrated in to individual learning plans. To maintain a safe and tidy environment for the children when working with them.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£136.00

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.40 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 £5.55 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £6.95 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 to Friday 08.40am – 17.00a.m

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

18 months

Possible start date

28 Mar 2017

Date posted

15 Nov 2016

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001133139

Positions

1 available

Duties:

  • To assist the teacher to ensure a safe classroom and outdoor environment.
  • To work closely under the guidance of the teacher as required, so that advice and practice are integrated in to individual learning plans.
  • To maintain a safe and tidy environment for the children when working with them.
  • To promote high standards of behaviour through own actions and expectations.
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupils on task.
  • To liaise and cooperate with teachers and teaching assistants forming good positive working relationships.
  • To take short term responsibility for larger groups or the whole class where appropriate and necessary.
  • To carry out administration duties to support class teachers including class displays in line with school policies.
  • To assist in escorting children on trips when required.
  • To assess the work of pupils using set criteria under the guidance of the designated teacher.
  • To carry out data entry activities and prepare resources to support teachers.
  • To undertake professional development where relevant, to develop own skills and knowledge to be of benefit to the children.
  • Adhere to equality, diversity and inclusion in work.
  • Work with small groups of children under the supervision of the teacher and support in learning activities.
  • Work with children who have special needs and support them appropriately.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, taking on role model by presenting a positive personal image and responding appropriately to individual needs. 
  • Safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
  • To undertake medical interventions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to differentiate the curriculum with the teacher
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Committed, proactive team worker
  • A positive constructive approach to problem solving
  • Able to listen to, empathise and talk with parents and visiting professionals
  • To be patient, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Be able to act with tact and diplomacy
  • Build good working relationships with colleagues and professionals
  • Be well presented
  • Be willing to work hard and be prepared to get dirty and messy
  • To be friendly and cheerful

Qualifications required

GCSE Math's and English at A*-C (or equivalent) are needed for this EYE Framework.

Must have Level 2 in Childcare.

Future prospects

There maybe an opportunity for a full time role for the right candidate.

About the employer

Alfreton Park is a local Authority funded generic special school. We take pupils from 2 to 19 years of age who have a range of learning difficulties for severe to profound. Additionally, about half of our pupils are on the autistic spectrum. Our curriculum is focused on meeting the individual learning needs of our pupils and ensuring that they are ready for the next stage in their life. We believe that our pupils learn best when the activities are exciting, varied and person centered; taking into consideration individual strengths, interests and barriers to learning.

Employer

Alfreton Park Special School

Address

Alfreton Park

Alfreton

DE55 7AL

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Training provider

  • EYE Level 3 NVQ
  • Personal Learning and Thinking and Skills
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider

CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Unlimited

Contact

Adam Black 0115 933 8314 blacka@chesterfield.ac.uk

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2017