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Apprentice Teaching Assistant The Albion Academy

To assist in the support and integration of children with Special Educational Needs within mainstream school and to work both as part of a team and independently to support the aims of the department within the Albion Academy.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001736684

  • Positions

    1 available

Main Tasks:

  • Establish a supportive and motivational relationship with the pupil(s) concerned
  • Establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Supervise and support students ensuring safety and access to learning
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by teachers
  • Attend to the student’s personal needs, including social, health, physical and welfare matters
  • Drawing on knowledge of various forms of special needs, to develop an understanding of the specific needs or the pupil concerned
  • Taking into account the special needs involved, to aid individuals to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/ her own
  • To encourage acceptance and integration of pupils with special needs
  • To develop methods of promoting/ reinforcing pupil’s self- esteem

Support for Teachers:

  • Manage individuals or small groups of students with special learning requirements, under the guidance of SEN lead or teachers, within or outside the classroom
  • Support the behaviour of pupils I and outside of classroom
  • Use and operate ICT Systems and equipment
  • Assist the subject teacher (and other professionals as appropriate) in the development and implementation of a suitable programme for children which takes into account IEPs (individual education plans)
  • Provide regular feedback about pupils
  • Develop appropriate resources to support pupils’ progress

Support for the Curriculum:

  • When necessary, supervise students’ learning in a group
  • Support students in their understanding of Instructions’ and tasks
  • Support students in using ICT as required
  • Assist with supervision of pupils out of lesson times, e.g. clubs, extra- curricular activities

Support for the Academy:

  • Contribute to overall ethos/ work/ aims of the Academy
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection health, safety and security, reporting concerns as appropriate
  • Be aware of and support differences, ensuring that all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Assist with supervision of students
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips, and out of Academy activities
  • Participate in regular training, professional development and performance management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential:

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, child protection and safeguarding
  • Demonstrates good quality literacy, numeracy and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Has a specific desire to work in an inner city context and an understanding of the value of education in promoting social inclusion
  • Has the resilience to sustain a supportive role over time
  • Demonstrates commitment to the spiritual, moral and cultural development of children and young people as good citizens, and the promotion of values including tolerance and equality
  • Demonstrates commitment to the spiritual, moral and cultural development of children and young people as good citizens, and the promotion of values including tolerance and equality

Desirable:

  • Evidence of the ability to work as part of a team to develop and maintain positive relationships with pupils, staff, parents and carers, and where appropriate outside agencies
  • Prior knowledge of national curriculum requirements and/ or SEND support strategies

Personal qualities

  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Keen to develop a career as a Teaching Assistant
  • Professional and presentable 

Desired qualifications

Essential:

  • Education to Level 2 (e.g. GCES’s, NVQ or similar) including grade C or better in English and maths GCSEs (or equivalent qualification – or working towards)

Desireable:

  • Level 2 teaching Assistant (or equivalent/ higher qualification) or working towards/ willing to train

Future prospects

Progression opportunities available upon completion of the Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

This role will be subject to a DBS check. 


About the employer

We are an exciting, busy and vibrant community and our mission is to ensure that every student leaves us to go on to a happy and fulfilling adult life, in a career of their choosing. Students here work hard and are pushed to exceed their own expectations of themselves, and staff are dedicated to making sure every young person in our academy has every opportunity we can give them.

Employer

The Albion Academy

Address

1

London Street

Salford

M6 6QT

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Training

Training provider

SALFORD CITY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Salford City College

Contact

Abbie Thomson 01616315555 abbie.thomson@salford.ac.uk

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)


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