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Learning Support Assistant Apprentice Church Langton C Of E Primary School

Church Langton C of E Primary School are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant Apprentice to join their friendly school from August 2021. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children, will be able to use their own initiative and will have excellent communication skills.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 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 – 8.45am – 3.15pm Term Time Only

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001724236

  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To provide agreed support to the teacher in the delivery of planned whole class learning activities
  • To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans
  • To observe and feed back to the teacher on pupil performance and behaviour, taking action as appropriate in line with relevant school policies
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, including contributing ideas and suggestions to support planning, to meet their development needs
  • To interact with and respond positively to children, young people and adults
  • To develop positive relationships with colleagues, providing consistent and effective support and working constructively as a member of the school staff team
  • To support pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills through focussed learning activities and more generally across the curriculum
  • To prepare and utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning
  • To prepare and support the use of learning materials and create visual displays, in accordance with the requirements of the teacher, in order to facilitate a relevant physical learning environment
  • To provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents / carers / other professionals as appropriate
  • To contribute to the provision of support for bilingual / multilingual pupils if required
  • To invigilate internal and external tests and examinations under formal conditions
  • To encourage participation in structured and unstructured learning activities, including play (timetabled and during breaks if required). (Primary and Special schools)
  • To undertake midday supervision duties

Optional extra responsibilities not affecting the grade of the post:

  • To provide toileting support to pupils as necessary
  • To support, as appropriate, in instances where pupils are unwell whilst at the school*
  • To support the office with admin duties when required

These duties only to be included by negotiation with individual employees, and after appropriate risk assessment and training have been undertaken.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of child protection and health and safety procedures
  • Ability and willingness to undertake professional development
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Empathy with children and young people
  • Mature attitude 
  • Flexible
  • Adaptable
  • Able to use initiative

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE at grade C/4 or above or equivalent in maths and English is desirable
  • NVQ 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or equivalent would be desirable

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, the candidate will be able to apply for any relevant positions within the school.

Things to consider

  • Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to full DBS and satisfactory references
  • You will be required to attend Loughborough College for training

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


About the employer

Church Langton CE Primary School is located in the south of Leicestershire and is a school with such a strong and vibrant community. The school, which enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, serves the local community and beyond by aiming to provide the highest quality of education within a context rooted firmly in Christian values.

We are committed to developing all children academically, emotionally and socially. Our expectations are high, both in work and behaviour.

Employer

Church Langton C Of E Primary School

Address

Stonton Road

Market Harborough

LE16 7SZ

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Training

Training provider

LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Loughborough College

Contact

Apprenticeship Team 01509 517151 apprenticeships@loucoll.ac.uk

Qualification:

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required)

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • Practical Observation with Question & Answer
  • Professional Discussion underpinned by portfolio

Delivery Method:

  • Classroom sessions on alternate Friday PM’s for additional training
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed at setting
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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