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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Iwade Community Primary School

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to assist within our teaching team. This job will be varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work with a variety of students across the school.

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

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Closing date: 23 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 – Friday. 8.30am – 3.15pm. 15 min tea break (AM) unpaid. 30 min lunch break (unpaid). Term Time Only.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001727575

  • Positions

    1 available

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Apprentice Teaching Assistant - 

TIMU Academy Trust (Iwade School and Bobbing School) has an opportunity for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team.

We aim for all TIMU children to become successful lifelong learners and are looking for someone that shares our ethos, someone who is passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about helping children to realise their potential by supporting and encouraging them to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.

You will:

  • Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher
  • Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session
  • Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially
  • Keep up to date written records for supported pupils
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in children to assist their education and growth
  • Supervise in PE lessons and at playtime to ensure the safety of the children and administer first aid as required
  • Participate and supervise pupils during off site activities
  • Make materials and resources for teachers or pupils as directed by the class teacher, and assist where necessary with mounting of work and displays
  • Assist where necessary with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective teaching
  • To undertake playground duties
  • To attend meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • To attend training sessions as requested by SLT
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by SLT

TIMU Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to references and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment..


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of education together with good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Some classroom experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a be good team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Smart appearance
  • Personable 

Desired qualifications

  • English and maths GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) for both
  • Some classroom experience

Future prospects

  • Potential for full-time employment for the right candidate
  • Many employers retain Apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment 
  • Being an Apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved, you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers

Things to consider

Interview:

We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview, which may be before the closing date.

Reality check:

You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst awaiting your first wage to be paid.

Travel information:

  • 24-minute walk from Swale train station
  • 1-minute walk from Evergreen Close bus stop (routes 321, 351 and 371G)

About the employer

The TIMU Academy Trust is made up of two schools, Bobbing Village and Iwade School, both are based in Sittingbourne, Kent.  Iwade School is a three form entry school and Bobbing School is a one form entry school. Currently rated by Ofsted as Good (Iwade) and Outstanding (Bobbing).  Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of their community.

Both schools are geographically near each other and so the staff are easily able to work closely together which they do with great effect "Together Everyone Achieves More".

TIMU means "team" in Swahili, a word which represents how we work at all levels within and across the schools.

Within the trust, we recognise everyone as an individual and we nurture, value and develop them.  We aim to achieve the highest standards in all that we do and to have happy children and staff, eager and excited to come to school.

We work in collaboration with other schools and organisations seeking the best innovative practice in teaching, sharing new ideas and learning from others.  We use research as a springboard for change.

We strive to make our schools even better, recruiting the very best to meet the needs of a changing world.  We foster a positive attitude which allows everyone to develop new skills, build resilience and achieve their dreams.

TIMU Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Employer

Iwade Community Primary School

Address

School Lane

Sittingbourne

ME9 8RS

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&A@kent.gov.uk

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship standard.  

Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.    

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

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

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Closing date: 23 Sep 2021