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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Level 3 Cams Hill School

The role will mainly involve supporting pupils with SEN in their lessons. It may also involve small group, or one-to-one work outside the classroom. This role is ideal if you are looking for a career within the Education Sector, whether as a teaching assistant or as a “stepping stone” to become a fully qualified teacher.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £177.97

    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-Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am-3:30pm, 37 hours per week, term time

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001814076

  • Positions

    2 available

Curriculum Linked Teaching Assistant (CLTA)

Cams Hill School

Fareham

£4.30 an hour, Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am-3:30pm, 37 hours per week, term time, plus holiday allowance

This role is subject to a successful DBS check that the employer will provide

Cams Hill School is a mainstream secondary school catering for pupils aged 11-16 (approx. 1200 pupils) with a broad and balanced curriculum, a traditional culture of academic rigour and a programme of phenomenal co-curricular opportunities for all pupils.

The role will mainly involve supporting pupils with SEN in their lessons. It may also involve small group, or one-to-one work outside the classroom.

This role is ideal if you are looking for a career within the Education Sector, whether as a teaching assistant or as a “stepping stone” to become a fully qualified teacher.

Main responsibilities

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area, for specified periods of time.

Each Curriculum Linked Teaching Assistant will be linked to a specific curriculum area as defined by SENDCo and Curriculum Leader, this may be subject to review and change.

There will be training and support that will give you the skills and confidence to carry out the following:

  • To implement agreed work programmes with individual pupils/groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas.
  • To assist the teacher in the whole planning, teaching and assessment cycle.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom.
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • To work with groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • To implement all policies and practices in line with the ethos of the school.
  • Interact on a professional level with all colleagues and establish and maintain good working relationships which will promote the development and effective delivery of the school curriculum and maximise pupils’ achievement.
  • Assist with the planning of focussed learning activities.
    Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
  • Promote excellent pupil behaviour.
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams where necessary.
  • Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, printing, money, administer coursework etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To relate well to children and adults
  • Work in a team in order to achieve successful outcomes for learners
  • Plan own workload
  • Use own initiative to improve areas of practice
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
    Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Convey information clearly and accurately
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Awareness of the importance of confidentiality
  • Good written and oral skills for report writing, maintaining pupil records and providing feedback to parents/carers and colleagues

Personal qualities

  • Physical and emotional resilience and reliability under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • A “can do” attitude”
  • Commitment to working to a high standard to support educational excellence for our pupils
  • Relate well to pupils, parents/carers, staff and other professionals

Desired qualifications

GCSE 9-4/A*-C in English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both

Due to the nature of the role, applications with less than the required grades will not be considered. Equally, applications received without stating GCSE maths and English/Functional Skills/equivalent results will not be considered.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, and subject to progress as an employee, Cams Hill School would like to offer you a full time job.


About the employer

Cams Hill School is a mainstream secondary school catering for pupils aged 11-16 (approx. 1200 pupils) with a broad and balanced curriculum, a traditional culture of academic rigour and a programme of phenomenal co-curricular opportunities for all pupils.

We develop highly qualified, confident, resilient pupils based around four key principles. We work hard to:

  • Inspire all pupils, providing challenging, engaging, enjoyable learning experiences, maximising progress, achievement, attainment, and enjoyment.
  • Nurture and care for all our pupils. We provide high quality advice, guidance, and support along with personalised care. All our pupils feel valued and are therefore enabled to achieve to their potential.

We ensure each and every pupil is given opportunities to;

  • Achieve to the highest possible standards. They are given a strong academic foundation and develop skills and attributes to go far in life beyond Cams Hill. We are very proud that our pupils leave us as confident, resilient, lifelong learners;
  • Excel above and beyond. At Cams Hill School there are no limits. We strive to stretch and challenge all and actively encourage them to aim high; to make mistakes, overcome obstacles and learn, with our support and guidance, to bounce back.

Employer

Cams Hill School

Address

Shearwater Avenue

Fareham

PO16 8AH

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Training

Training provider

HIGHBURY COLLEGE PORTSMOUTH

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Highbury College

Contact

Heather Murray 02394 211959 heather.murray@copc.ac.uk

What does the programme include?
 
The Level 3 Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in youth work and related areas. These include:

  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people.

This pathway also offers the participant a doorway into the teaching profession, offering the chance to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. The experience gained from this apprenticeship in the practical teaching environment is invaluable.
 
What attendance is required?
 
This may involve some training in the evenings and during the school holidays.
 
Learning and assessment
 
Apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. In addition, they will need to complete a portfolio of evidence to support the professional discussion.
The end point assessment (EPA) must be completed within a 3 month period after the apprentice has met the EPA gateway requirements.
The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  • Practical observation with questions & answers
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

Performance in the EPA will determine the apprenticeship grade of distinction, pass or fail.

Portsmouth College and Highbury College have merged to become the City of Portsmouth College. This apprenticeship will be registered under the Highbury College apprenticeship banner, with teaching and learning support from Portsmouth College.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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