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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Forest Way School

We have an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to join our team as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice. You will work under the direct supervision of a teacher or other qualified adult to provide support for teaching and learning to pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities in accordance with school policies and procedures.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £139.75

    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 - Friday (college hours included in working week) Term time only plus an additional 5 training days. Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001724561

  • Positions

    2 available

  • This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward thinking school and contribute to the future growth of the school. Your professional development will be important to us
  • We place the students at the heart of our decision making and we have the highest aspiration for their outcomes. As an outstanding school we have a thirst for improvement and strive for continual development
  • You will work under the direct supervision of a teacher or other qualified adult to provide support for teaching and learning and associated activities for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities in accordance with school policies and procedures.  This may include providing general support for whole class learning activities, or supporting individuals or small groups of pupils
  • You will provide education, 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. This will include working with children and young people who have a range of needs including: Communication & interaction needs; Cognition & learning needs; Behavior, emotional and social development needs; Sensory and/or physical needs; Severe and challenging behavior; Medical needs; Personal care needs

Additional Responsibilities:

It is the nature of the work in a special school that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied.  All staff will therefore be expected to work in a flexible, co-operative way particularly when the occasion arises that tasks which are not specifically covered in their job description have to be undertaken.  Those additional duties will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances or changes in work. 

This post is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Forest Way School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written communicator
  • Good organisational skills
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • Ability and willingness to undertake professional development
  • Empathy with children and young people

Desired qualifications

  • English & maths at GCSE Grade C/4 (or above/equivalent) If you do not already meet the qualifications criteria we will invite you to take initial assessments which will indicate which level you are currently working at. These tests are not timed and completed in a relaxed environment. More details will be given upon application
  • Knowledge of safeguarding/child protection and health and safety procedures would be an advantage

Future prospects

To secure a permanent position within the setting.

Things to consider

  • This is an application to study an apprenticeship with the SMB Group (Stephenson Brooksby Melton College). Before being considered for a formal interview with the employer, you will be required to apply and be accessed and have an initial interview by the college
  • This post will be eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • You must be committed to ensuring the safeguarding and well-being of children and young people and take appropriate action where necessary
  • As an apprentice you can apply for an NUS Apprentice extra card which can be used at hundreds of high street and online brands. https://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/

About the employer

Forest Way is a special school for pupils aged 4 to 19 with a wide range of disabilities. Our curriculum is innovative, exciting and multisensory and we have amazing facilities to support this, including an interactive studio, soft play room, sensory rooms, swimming pool and fantastic grounds. We are at the forefront of national excellence in our practice and are proud of our three outstanding Ofsted. New staff members are supported with all aspects of teaching and learning, so they can settle in quickly.  We are never complacent and always keen to learn, so your contribution will be warmly welcomed.

Employer

Forest Way School

Address

Warren Hills Road

Coalville

LE67 4UU

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Training

Training provider

STEPHENSON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stephenson College

Contact

Apprenticeship Team (SMB Group) 01530 519 001 apprenticeships@smbgroup.ac.uk

Advanced Teaching Assistant Standard.

  • In house training (By training officers)
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

All applications should be made through the Stephenson College (Part of the SMB Group) website and under no circumstances should a direct approach to the employer be made. Any direct approaches will result in your application NOT being considered for selection. Please understand that we may close vacancies prior to the publishing closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Please ignore the below statement to apply through the employer website, this is an automated message from the National Apprenticeship Service.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Oct 2021