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Digital Champion (IT Digital Support Technician Apprentice) Whaley Thorns Primary School

The role will be the first of its kind at the school and will focus on; Promoting the use of new and existing technologies such as, Microsoft 365 and Google G-suite Curriculum software Digital recording of audio and video, for instance green screen video.

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

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,274.00

  • Working week

    37 hours per week, term time only. Working pattern to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001735347

  • Positions

    1 available

The role will be the first of its kind at the school and will focus on:

  • Promoting the use of new and existing technologies such as:
  • Microsoft 365 and Google G-suite
  • Curriculum software
  • Digital recording of audio and video, for instance green screen video
  • Supporting staff with day to day enquiries on the use of technology
  • Supporting an action plan for wider staff and student digital skills development
  • Develop technology capacity to facilitate teaching and learning across the curriculum and / or within computing as a subject
  • Implementing the use of online collaborative tools for organisational and curriculum delivery
  • Assisting with e-safety curriculum developments
  • Maintaining a positive and professional online reputation
  • Plan, implement and maintain an element of the school’s organisational digital assets

Your training will be provided by education consultants, trainers, subject experts, and administrative staff dedicated to transforming teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom using educational technology.

Your training will be provided by Primary Goal, an award-winning training provider specialising in the digital industries.

The role will be based at Thorns Primary School.  Whaley Thorns Primary School provides education for pupils aged 2-11. The school is part of the T.E.A.M. Education Trust multi academy group.

 You will need to be:

  • Serious and committed to a future career in education, IT and technology
  • Passionate about Ed-Tech and knowledgeable on the Microsoft and Google environments
  • A friendly, motivated and organised person with excellent interpersonal skills who will fit well within a group of highly skilled teaching and educational professionals
  • Willing to engage with the team and assist in the preparation and support of technology across the school
  • Passionate for supporting students on their journey towards developing their digital skills of the future
  • Committed towards coaching less experienced colleagues to develop their confidence when using technology in the classroom

The successful candidate will become a member of a highly motivated team and will share their knowledge and passion for technology to teachers, students and parents through the development and delivery of the computing curriculum and enrichment activities.

Your training will be provided by education consultants, trainers, subject experts, and administrative staff dedicated to transforming teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom using educational technology.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Is resilient and positive mental attitude when dealing with difficult situations
  • Maintains thorough and organised approach to work when working with digital technologies and prioritising as appropriate
  • Works independently and takes responsibility
  • Maintains productive and professional working environment with secure working practices
  • Has a passion for new and emerging technologies to improve learning
  • Uses their own initiative when implementing digital technologies and when finding solutions

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent standard in English and maths grade 4/C (or above)
  • Or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths. 

Future prospects

This is a great opportunity for you to develop skills that will be perfect for a career in technology. 

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

The role will be based at Thorns Primary School.  Whaley Thorns Primary School provides education for pupils aged 2-11. The school is part of the T.E.A.M. Education Trust multi academy group.

TEAM Education Trust are committed to supporting the development of new apprentices and the wider school community.  Working with the IT Manager, responsible for TEAM Technology, who has over 22 years of experience in delivering and managing IT and IT training provision across the county and working with DFE and Welsh Government, you will be supported by a forward thinking and innovative colleague.  The Trust offices are based in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.

Employer

Whaley Thorns Primary School

Address

Portland Road

Mansfield

NG20 9HB

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Training

Training provider

Primary Goal Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Primary Goal Limited

Contact

Donnamarie Janes 02475267595 donnamarie.janes@primarygoal.ac.uk

Level 3 Digital Support Technician.

As part of this opportunity, you will:

  • Audit the school's current use of education technology
  • Promote the use of new and existing technologies and supporting staff
  • Act as a conduit between technical support services and the wider staff team
  • Identify an action plan for wider staff and student digital skills development
  • Develop the school’s use of technology to facilitate teaching and learning across the curriculum and / or within computing as a subject
  • Establish and implement the use of online collaborative tools for organisational and curriculum delivery
  • Investigate the use of data in an education context
  • Support the school to maintain a positive and professional online reputation
  • Plan, implement and maintain an element of the school’s organisational digital presence

As a Primary Goal apprentice, you will have access to:

  • Comprehensive pre-apprenticeship induction programme (including health and safety and technical specifics)
  • Level 3 Digital Application Technician apprenticeship standard with 15 half-day training sessions
  • e-learning training materials
  • Specialist vendor and technical certificates
  • Access to practice labs to develop technical competency
  • Knowledge Base
  • Monthly assessor visits and competency checks
  • Support desk (technical and pastoral)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Key Skills development
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities module

Being part of the Primary Goal community will give apprentices access to a range of other apprentices (with varying levels of experience) who can share good practice and offer suggestions and support. Our apprentices love being able to help each other!

Apprentices will have access to specialist industry partners for technology on hand to provide advice and support, access to resources and themed training days.

The Primary Goal portal is an online dashboard that will provide apprentices with a knowledge base to access information and technical guidance, as well as links to the helpdesk to speak to technicians who can give real-time advice and support.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital support technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Nov 2021