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Teaching Assistant L3 Apprentice Woolmer Hill College

To learn how to support the teaching staff and provide students with the level and type of support as specified by the teacher or the SENDCo.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £193.50 - £246.00

  • Working week

    MON-FRI TERM TIME ONLY INCLUDING INSET DAYS

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001705769

  • Positions

    1 available

Key Accountabilities

Student support

  • Provide students with level and type of support specified by the teacher.
  • Assist with the supervision of students as they arrive to school and moving between lessons.
  • Support individual or groups of students during independent/group work (e.g. explaining tasks, reinforcing key objectives, concepts or vocabulary; using practical apparatus or specialist equipment).
  • Assist students in the development of communication skills.
  • Assist in the personal, social and emotional development of students and in the development of self-esteem.
  • Monitor and provide for the general care, safety and welfare of students (excluding duties of designated first aid officer). Where students have SEND that includes the need for personal care, provide this within the Health and Safety guidelines as necessary.
  • Accompany students as directed within school and on educational visits/trips, in accordance with an appropriate risk assessment and Local Authority guidance.

Teacher Support

  • Provide feedback to the teacher about the learning activities and responses to them.
  • Monitor individual or group achievement of key objectives and feedback to the teacher.
  • Carry out, under direction, the assessment of individuals or groups of students.
  • Participate in record-keeping – e.g. provide verbal and written information to contribute to the planning and review of student progress and support.
  • Attend Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) review meetings, if appropriate.
  • Support the implementation of strategies to manage student behaviour.
  • Administrative work associated with the role

School support

  • Participate in induction training for teaching assistants and staff review/performance processes and make use of professional development opportunities.
  • Maintain confidentiality according to organisation and legal requirements; adhere to/maintain school policies, routines and codes of conduct and support the ethos of the school.
  • Be aware of and practise within equal opportunities policies and principles and health and safety regulations. Seek to prevent accidents and report these to the designated person in school.
  • Be aware of and practise according to the Safeguarding policy.
  • Undertake other duties that can reasonably be expected of and are relevant to the level and nature of the post.
  • Be available for work for 195 days a year (pro-rata if working less than a 5 day week), including attendance at training and on training days.
  • Attend staff meetings, where appropriate and relevant, and other activities held outside normal school hours but not beyond total working week.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of others within the school.
  • Liaise with parents/carers (as directed).

GENERAL NOTES

The post holder may be required to perform any other reasonable tasks as directed by the Headteacher.

EQUALITIES

Ensure implementation and promotion in employment and service delivery of the School and WMAT’s equal opportunities policies and statutory responsibilities.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the written statement of conditions of employment (the Contract of Employment).

The post holder is required to support and encourage the School’s ethos and its objectives, policies and procedures as agreed by the governing body

This post requires an enhanced DBS check

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability to use a range of IT applications; Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point

Experience of working in a school environment

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Motivational skills

Ability to be open with children and to have empathy with them, especially those with learning difficulties

Personal qualities

Enjoy working with secondary age children

Ability to relate in a friendly but firm way with a wide range of personalities, children and adults

Ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace

Be committed to own professional development

Be able to take direction but be prepared to take initiative and take responsibility for planning own work when required

Enjoy working as part of a team

Supportive of colleagues

Patient and good listening skills

Sense of humour

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade C /4 or equivalent in at least English and Mathematics (ESSENTIAL) 

Knowledge/experience of SIMS

Future prospects

Potential full-time employment and/or further education.

Things to consider

Paid hours- term time only 


About the employer

Woolmer Hill is a successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive school based on a wonderful 25 acre site on the outskirts of Haslemere on the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire borders. The school attracts students from a wide area including Thursley, Grayshott, Beacon Hill, Chiddingfold, Grayswood, Hindhead, Liphook and Churt, as well as Haslemere itself. We are a growing, over-subscribed and friendly school with a strong and supportive community spirit and inclusive ethos. We have high expectations of all members of our school community.

“Students’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. They are kind and respectful towards each other, their teachers and visitors”

“The atmosphere in school is one of calm purpose and enjoyment of learning” 

OFSTED, January 2018

Employer

Woolmer Hill College

Address

Woolmer Hill Road

Haslemere

GU27 1QB

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Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd

Contact

Nina Sandhu +447724847420 nina@lmpeducation.org

  • Level 3 Standard in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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