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Teaching Assistant Apprentices Howard House Care Limited

Purpose: To challenge educational and social disadvantage by working with the Head of School to lead a healthy school in order to achieve the highest possible standards and prepare all our students to lead successful lives.

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Closing date: 20 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £168.35

    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

    MON- FRI, TERM TIME ONLY, SHIFTS TBC

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001826794

  • Positions

    2 available

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Live the mission and values every day
  • Be a highly visible, consistent and supportive presence in and around the school; serve and support the staff and students
  • Promote an aspirational culture which motivates everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and deliver exceptional outcomes
  • Sustain the aims and objectives of the school and support the establishment of policies through which they will be achieved; manage staff and resources to that end and monitor progress towards their achievement
  • To encourage intellectual curiosity, critical perception and respect for learning. We strongly encourage individual responsibility, self-esteem and confidence as well as care, concern and respect for others
  • Uphold the principles of transparency, integrity, and probity
  • Promote the school in a positive light in person and through all appropriate forms of media (do not use images of students or staff without school permission)
  • Implement and model strategies that secure high standards of teaching, student behaviour and attendance
  • Monitor, evaluate and review practice and promote improvement strategies.
  • Hold self and others to account with integrity and honesty
  • Successfully manage own workload and that of others
  • Treat team members with equity and respect and be proactive in supporting all team members regardless of their need
  • Endeavour to be able to deputise and backfill functions across the school
  • Support students throughout the day by fulfilling pastoral responsibilities
  • Participate in, and lead, coaching; work in effective partnership with other leaders
  • Engage fully in the schools appraisal process to fulfil personal potential and be able to participate effectively in the implementation of the school’s goals and RAP.
  • Consistently implement all school policies
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately to a Designated Safeguarding Lead and use school system
  • Take time to listen to the views of team members

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Financial Requisitioning: to record school spending on provided spreadsheet and make available to the Head of School
  • Enrichment: to plan and review a range of enrichment opportunities that will close the cultural gap
  • Extra-Curricular: to offer an extra-curricular activity that students can engage in that will close the cultural gap
  • Incentives: ensure that students receive their correct incentive in an orderly manner
  • Keep up to date with any changes in learning and teaching related to your subject area, including DfE guidance and curriculum changes and ensure staff are kept informed

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Set high expectations so that all pupils are inspired, motivated and challenged to reach their full potential
  • Create a positive climate for learning, by explicitly teaching lesson routines and applying behaviour systems consistently and fairly
  • Plan and support well-structured lessons which allow adequate time to embed new knowledge, understanding and skills and are responsive to pupils’ misconceptions
  • Nurture every pupil’s intellectual curiosity, asking pertinent questions to deepen pupils’ understanding
  • Systematically check pupils’ understanding and act to correct any misconceptions
  • Provide pupils with feedback aimed at moving their learning forward
  • Review and reflect on each assessment to identify gaps in pupil learning and take steps to address them
  • To support the planning and delivery of lessons across the curriculum
  • All external communication is to be vetted by the Head of School – this is to ensure consistency and clarity
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of School.
  • This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed annually
  • Challenge underperformance at all levels with effective corrective action

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work cooperatively and proactively with colleagues and with parents/carers, children and adults within the academy
  • Good oral and written communication, problem solving and liaison skills
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to relate well with children, be an effective role model
  • Ability to motivate students to achieve success
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Ability to motivate and encourage students

Personal qualities

  • Enjoy working as part of a team and working proactively with a wide range of personalities
  • Self-motivated
  • High level of initiative
  • Determined
  • Sound judgement
  • Calm under pressure
  • Personable and approachable
  • Professional in appearance, manner and attitude
  • Sense of humour
  • Patience and tolerance
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Good record of attendance and punctuality

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in maths and English at Grade C/4 or above or, Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English

Future prospects

Potential full time employment if position available.


About the employer

Howard House School aims to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical perception and respect for learning.

During their time at Howard House School, some students may have additional needs relating to their learning, physical or mental health. We want all students, regardless of any special educational need or disability, to experience educational success and to feel that they are a valued member of Howard House School.

To this end, we recognise and allow for individual differences between students, understanding that:

  • Children develop intellectually, emotionally and physically at different rates
  • Children’s needs change with time and circumstances
  • Educational provision must be adapted to keep pace with these changes

Students with Education, Health and Care Plans, are given extra support according to their particular circumstances, and parents/carers are kept fully informed of such arrangements, with regular reviews throughout the academic year.

Students may receive numeracy or literacy intervention, which focuses on developing functional skills, using a range of programmes, delivered by both teaching staff and support staff. In addition, we work closely with external agencies, to ensure we provide the best support for your child.  

Howard House School aims to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical perception and respect for learning. We strongly encourage individual responsibility, self-esteem and confidence as well as care, concern and respect for others.

"Pupils value what the school provides for them and the positive relationships they have with teachers and other staff. When asked what he likes about the school, by the inspector, a pupil replied, ‘What is there not to like?”

​Ofsted inspection March 2019

We believe it is our duty to promote the development of personal values to help meet the challenges of a complex world and to encourage a commitment to contributing positively to the community and wider society.

“Trust underpins the strong relationships that exist between staff and pupils. The good social skills modelled by staff permeate throughout the school. This helps pupils build their self-esteem and interact positively with others”

Ofsted inspection March 2019

To do this we provide appropriate challenge and accreditation opportunities to develop the personal resources necessary to be happy and successful in a world that can present challenges.

We would like all our students to respect and celebrate the differences between people and to question reasonably but to treat with compassion and understanding the position of others. Our students are encouraged to be flexible thinkers and to become life-long learners.

Employer

Howard House Care Limited

Address

Howard House Care Ltd

Bedlington

NE22 6BB

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Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

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

Contact

Nathan walton 07729874917 Nathan.walton@lmp-action.co.uk

  • Level 3 Standard Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in English or maths (if applicable)

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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