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ATA Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Learning Support Assistant Apprentice in our secondary school to assist the classroom teacher in the care, education and welfare pupils including those with SEN. You will help support the pupils with their learning and encourage increased independence.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £158.73

    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, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001814364

  • Positions

    1 available

Our teaching assistant apprenticeship programme will teach many different skills, which will allow you to work within schools to support classroom delivery.

Duties will include:

  • Support the teacher within the classroom and help students with the understanding of the work the teacher has supplied
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching
  • Planning sessions and think about learning objectives for children with a variety of needs
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding
  • Raise standards of achievement for all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to become more independent learners
  • Provide support for their emotional, social, and physical welfare
  • Support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life
  • Work under the direction of the line manager, class teachers and other staff to support the learning of whole classes, selected groups or individuals as instructed
  • Contribute to a range of assessment processes and use information effectively for example: written records
  • Use specific feedback to help pupils make progress
  • Apply good subject knowledge to support accurate assessment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults alike
  • Ability to keep calm and remain positive in challenging or high-pressure situations
  • Able to be a positive role model for pupils
  • Organised, with great attention to detail
  • Previous experience of working with children is desirable, but not essential
  • Understanding and experience of Child Protection, Safeguarding and Health and Safety
  • Understanding of the learning and development of children
  • A positive approach to learning and developing skills, through training, teamwork

Personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to working and learning
  • Sense of humour and a willingness to learn
  • Friendly and polite
  • Professional
  • Tender and kind
  • Patient
  • Be proactive and use own initiative
  • Neat
  • Positive attitude
  • Pro-active manner
  • Able to be a positive role model for pupils
  • Approachable and friendly
  • Good team player

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

After completing your apprenticeship and having gained a qualification and significant work experience, we find many of our apprentices earn positive destinations to progress within their career.

Things to consider

Safeguarding, Prevent & Equal Opportunities:

Let Me Play, LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all.  We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.

To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

Inspire is acting as an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) and will engage you for the duration of the Apprenticeship and pay your salary. Please note you will be employed by Inspire ATA and placed at Stroud Green Primary School for the duration of your apprenticeship.

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

Inspire ATA Ltd. is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to make a difference. We specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent Apprentices. We recruit and employ all of our Apprentices and then arrange amazing placements with our partners and clients whilst providing ongoing support. We also arrange and quality assure the training through our partner apprenticeship training providers.

Our vision is “to inspire ambition and widen horizons” and this is something that is totally embedded in all that we do.  Our ATA creates apprenticeship jobs and opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist for people, allowing them to raise their aspirations.  A lot of our work is with schools, so we love the fact that our Apprentices go on to inspire children of all ages.  We inspire to inspire! 

We want to have a positive impact on society with the work we do, and we encourage individuals to be good citizens that contribute to the wider community. Our focus for 2021 is all around the development and wellbeing of our apprentices – you will often see us use the hashtag #LearnerFirst.

We operate nationally but we are based in Hammersmith & Fulham in London and are the 2021-22 winner of Best Apprenticeship Employer in Central & Greater London.

Employer

INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Address

8 Danesbury Road

FELTHAM

TW13 5BH

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Additional location information

Please note, you will be employed by Inspire ATA, but based at Lindon Bennett Primary School for the duration of this apprenticeship.

Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

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

Contact

Sophie Oliver 07858007944 sophie.oliver@lmpeducation.org

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

This training programme focuses on developing classroom delivery and work within schools.

The Diploma aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing 
  • All candidates take part in an initial intense training programme at the start of the selection process and will undertake functional skills if needed

During this period our experienced staff will prepare candidates for their placements by giving them the foundations that they will need for securing a placement. Our Employability team will also be available to support with interview skills ready for a placement interview.

Study relevant qualifications while you earn.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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