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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Learning Support Advisor) Stockley Academy

To work under the direct instruction/guidance of the SENCO to undertake support programmes, to assist the teacher in tasks to accelerate the progress of SEND students. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area. To work as part of the SEND team to support students on the SEN register

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (TBC)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    64 weeks

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    17 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001712596

  • Positions

    1 available

Support for Students:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for individual students on the SEND register inside and outside the classroom ensuring their safety and to enable them to fully participate in learning activities.
  • Establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the SENCo and class teacher.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
  • Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary.

Support for Teachers

  • Create supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and promote accelerated progress of SEND students.
  • Responsible for creating and using strategies, in liaison with the class teacher, to support students to achieve learning goals.
  • To lead on and assist with the planning of learning activities in relation to identified students.
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents, under the guidance of the class teacher, in line with established policy and encourage student to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams or act as a scribe/reader when required, in lessons and in all internal and external examinations.
  • Provide basic clerical/administrative support as required within the SEND Faculty.
  • To be able to understand and use academic data effectively in order to promote accelerated progress of SEND students.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Responsible for the preparation and development of agreed curriculum activities.
  • Undertake training on programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy and numeracy as appropriate, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the Inclusion Faculty.
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and to meet students’ needs.

Equal Opportunities

  • The member of staff will at all times carry out the duties and responsibilities of the post with due regard to the Academy’s equal opportunities policies.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

Other

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
  • Be aware of the confidentiality component to this role and be prepared to hold the trust and confidence of both the students and teachers.
  • Participate in training, meetings, other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Assist in the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school.
  • Participate in the performance management processes at the Academy throughout the year
  • To play a full part in the life of the Academy community, to support the distinctive aim and ethos of the Aspirations Academies Trust and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • To show a record of excellent attendance and punctuality.
  • To adhere to the Academy’s Dress Code.
  • Any other duties as commensurate within the grade in order to ensure the smooth running of the Academy.
  • Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.
  • Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.
  • The Academy will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

Role review

This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the time of drafting. It cannot be read as an exhaustive list. These responsibilities will be discussed annually as part of the post holders’s annual performance review and are subject to change. However, it may be altered at any time subject to need in consultation with the postholder subject to the Principal’s approval.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills with a knowledge of a range of different computer packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with a wide range of customers, contractors and other members of staff
  • Ability to take on individual project work and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to work individually and as an effective team member

Personal qualities

  • Well organised with the ability to work to tight timescales and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Willing to undertake Apprenticeship Programme whilst working full-time
  • An understanding of the need to deal with people sensitively and to keep information confidential

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 in both subjects (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Possible full-time role with the academy upon complete of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Safeguarding, Prevent & Equal Opportunities:

Let Me Play, LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all.  We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

At Park Academy we pride ourselves in developing, nurturing and instilling a sense of excellence and self-belief in all our students. As an academy we pride ourselves in fostering within our students a desire to achieve outstanding outcomes and helping students to achieve their dreams.

Achieving those dreams does not happen overnight and at Park Academy we seek to create a culture where resilience goes hand in hand with creativity resulting in successful life-long learners – learners that are able to contribute to society and to have an impact on the world around them.

Myself and the staff are dedicated and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence for students at the academy. We realise the importance of creating a calm and purposeful working environment that leads to excellent behaviour and attitudes in the classroom. This in turn leads to students developing a greater sense of pride for themselves and their community. By nurturing this we create a sense of belonging and the realisation amongst students that hard work and dedication is integral to their success.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family to the academy in the near future and to working with you in order to ensure the best possible academic and life enhancing opportunities for your child.

Employer

Stockley Academy

Address

Park View Road

Uxbridge

UB8 3GA

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Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

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

Contact

Anthony Lowe 0788 1922192 anthony@lmpeducation.org

Training to be provided

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional skills in English and maths if required
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

This training programme focuses on developing classroom delivery and work within schools.

The qualification aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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