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Science Teaching Assistant Apprentice Walsall Academy

To develop skills required to become a fully qualified Technician that supports the function of the Science department. You will complete the competency document provided by the Senior Leader for the area. In this role you will develop the knowledge and skills required to provide student and technical support to the subject teachers for Science.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £173.62

  • Working week

    Hours: Full Time 8:15am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday 8:15am to 3:45pm Friday Break entitlement: 15 minute breakfast break; 40 minute lunch break daily

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001774842

  • Positions

    1 available

Do you have a keen interest in Science? Do you want to help shape the lives of children?

Then look no further....

Some of your key responsibilities will include -

Maintenance:

  • Help the department take care of laboratory equipment and apparatus
  • Carrying out and arranging for maintenance and repair of resources including weekly checks of equipment.
  • Helping construct and modify apparatus
  • Stock-taking and supporting the storing of chemicals and equipment
  • Help obtain materials by local purchase
  • Ensure that all health and safety requirements are met according to regulations including COSHH

Operational:

  • Trialling practical activities reflecting on the benefit to students
  • Preparing, supporting setting up and checking materials and equipment required by the subject teacher prior to lessons
  • To provide support to teaching staff and students of all key stages during lessons as and when needed
  • Assisting in assembling apparatus, delivering equipment to rooms to help improve the quality of lessons
  • Occasionally assisting in class practical including carrying out demonstrations
  • Caring for plants and/or animals, where appropriate
  • Collecting, checking and returning equipment to stores
  • Along with other department staff assist with General Laboratory cleaning: bench surfaces and fixed equipment (laboratory sinks, emptying/supervising the emptying of sink traps)
  • Disposing of waste materials

Technical:

  • Supporting the development of risk assessments for technician activities
  • Providing support to experienced and trainee teachers including health and safety guidance
  • Keeping up to date with developments in practical science, technology and health and safety requirements
  • Helping carry out health and safety checks on laboratories, prep rooms, manufacturing areas and stores

General:

  • Attend and participate in staff and working group meetings and training as appropriate
  • Adhere to and work within Walsall Academy practices and policies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attential to detail
  • Observant
  • Leadership and communication skills essential

Personal qualities

  • Keen interest in Science and can evidence this through qualifications or work experience
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Ability to teach and learn new skills
  • Confidence

Desired qualifications

  • At least A-C/9-4 in Science at GCSE level
  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent in 4 and above or A-C/9-4 or level 2 preferred

Future prospects

The opportunity to apply for permanent positions after completion of the apprenticeship.


About the employer

Walsall Academy in Bloxwich, Walsall opened in September 2003. The student enrolment is around 1200 with approximately 320 students in the Sixth Form. The School is one of a number of City Academies established in England prior to the expansion of the Academies Programme in 2010 and was originally sponsored by The Mercers’ Company of the City of London and Thomas Telford School.

We are now a founder member of Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust.

We have designed a school and curriculum which make learning and teaching stimulating and enjoyable. We offer first class facilities, state of the art ICT and the opportunity to specialise in more Technology, Science and Performing Arts alongside the National Curriculum.

Our Sixth Form is thriving and we provide a wide range of academic and work-related courses for students of all abilities.

The Arts and Sport play an important role in the life of the academy. We want to give our students different opportunities to develop the confidence to express themselves and ignite the all-important spark for success.

The more we expect of our young people the more they will achieve.

Employer

Walsall Academy

Address

Lichfield Road

Walsall

WS3 3LX

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Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd

Contact

Kerry martin 07803627476 kerry@lmpeducation.org

Full suppport by onsite mentor at walsall Academy including full support throughout your apprenticeship working towards a Labroratory Technician Level 3. You will receive a mixture of blended learning including, one to ones, observations, webinars and reviews.

Functional Skills will also be available if required.

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)


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