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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Blenheim High School

Working with Blenheim offers the opportunities and experiences needed to become an outstanding Teaching Assistant. With the support of experienced staff members, you will support children with their social and academic development. You will draw upon your own skills, experiences and attributes to enhance the learning experience for each child.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £195.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm with a lunch break

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001838939

  • Positions

    4 available

This is a fantastic opportunity to begin your career within the Education Sector. The successful candidate will work to support students with their learning in classes and small groups in order that they achieve their full potential in school. To complete training as per the apprenticeship specification, using work experience gained to support this.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To develop an understanding of the learning needs of students and use this knowledge to support them to become independent learners in the classroom.
  • To take into account a student’s learning needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, and use of equipment and materials.
  • To develop the study and organisational skills of students, enabling them to remain focused in lessons and be able to execute tasks effectively.
  • To monitor students’ responses to learning activities and progress towards targets, record achievement and feedback to teachers as required.
  • To assist in the implementation and tracking of student targets.
  • To provide support for student’s emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour and demonstrating high expectations, in line with the Behaviour Policy.
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of students.
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  • To attend required meetings and training sessions.
  • To comply with individual responsibilities for health & safety in the workplace in accordance with the academies’ Health & Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • To ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the academies’ Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To maintain confidentiality in all school related matters.
  • To complete all assessment material in the given timescales, requesting help when needed.
  • To meet with the Apprenticeship Assessor and Internal Verifier as required.
  • To complete training sessions when required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of/willingness to learn about how children develop
  • How to support children in literacy and/or numeracy; how children learn and how to motivate them, etc.
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills

Personal qualities

  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • A confident communicator
  • Professionally presented
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Patient and understanding
  • Positive attitude.

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

Successful completion of the apprenticeship may lead to full time employement.

Things to consider

You will be subject to a Full Enhanced DBS check prior to starting.

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).


About the employer

Blenheim is a dynamic and exciting co-educational academy in Surrey with state of the art facilities. The school opened in September 1997 with one year group and has grown to its current size of 1251 students on roll including 200 in the Sixth Form. The intake comprises of students from all surrounding areas with ability levels being favourable; over 50% of all students have high prior attainment at the end of Key Stage 2.

Employer

Blenheim High School

Address

Blenheim High School

Longmead Road

Epsom

KT19 9BH

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Training

Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

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

Contact

Vicky Williams vicky.williams@lmpeducation.org

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

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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