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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 - Primary & Secondary School Bradley Stoke Community School

The work involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools. As a TA you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support the teacher, such as preparing the classroom. Some TAs work exclusively with pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £154.16

    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 to Friday with a day release to the Filton Campus of SGS College. 30hrs per week, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.05

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001836102

  • Positions

    3 available

Role Profile of a Teaching Assistant.

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.

The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

Job Description of a Teaching Assistant. 

The duties will depend on your experience and training. Generally, you will need to:

  • deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
  • Make sure that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity, support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
  • Support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour
  • Listen to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
  • Guide and monitor pupil progress
  • Help with the planning of some lessons
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' progress
  • Carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources
  • Look after pupils who have had accidents, need help dressing or are upset
  • Create art displays of pupils' artwork
  • Provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering ta absences or going on school trips
  • Help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunchtime duties
  • Supervise other support staff
  • Coordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn
  • Active listening skills to understand the children’s' needs
  • To be flexible and open to change for working on different activities
  • The ability to teach pupils how to do something
  • The ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
  • Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended

Personal qualities

You will need:

  • Sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • To enjoy working with other people

Desired qualifications

Minimum 3 GCSEs, C and above (or 4-9) to include maths and English or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Things to consider

This apprenticeship duration will take between 18 months and 2 years depending on the candidate’s prior knowledge and experience.

You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS). https://www.gov.uk/criminal-record-checks-apply-role

Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

Other Important Information:

Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship If your application is successful, you will be contacted by South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment. Please ensure that you also check your junk/spam inbox for emails. If you are successful at this stage, you will then be invited to attend an interview with the school/employer.


About the employer

As a Trust, we are responsible and accountable for the education of more than 6500 students between the ages of 3 and 19 and for the employment and support of approximately 800 staff in 10 schools (and one more yet to open).

Our vision is to establish our schools at the heart of the community and to equip our students to be responsible individuals who are able to make a meaningful contribution to society.  I am confident that our academy partnership enables us to offer the best learning experience for all associated with us in the local area.  Visitors often comment on the positive relationships and the enthusiasm for learning they see in our schools, both of which are very important to us; we hope you will experience the inclusive atmosphere and feel welcome if you visit.

Employer

Bradley Stoke Community School

Address

Fiddlers Wood Lane

Bristol

BS32 9BS

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE

Contact

Elaine Baillie 07920181729 elaine.baillie@sgscol.ac.uk

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

SGS College have embedded the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.

On programme learning will be followed by the final End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession Discussion.

Full time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.

Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio, Certificate and preparing for the End Point Assessment.

The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway. The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components.

The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager/Employer at 8 – 12-week intervals.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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