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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Pilgrim Primary School

Pilgrim Primary Academy is a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse and inclusive school located at the heart of Plymouth. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed Teaching Assistant apprentice. The ideal candidate will be hard working, resilient, friendly and outgoing. They will have a passion for supporting young children’s learning.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,623.00

    30 hours per week, term time contract, working 39 weeks per year.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday working between 8am – 4:30pm, exact hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000055535

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Pilgrim Primary Academy is a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse and inclusive school located at the heart of Plymouth city centre and is part of Reach South Academy Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust in the South West. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Teaching Assistant apprentice to join our team working across the school. The ideal candidate will be hard working, resilient, friendly and outgoing. They will have a passion for supporting young children’s learning and development and enjoy working as part of a team.

You Should:

  • Assist in getting the classroom ready for lessons and clearing away afterwards so as to maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Assisting Teachers in preparing the lesson materials and school equipment
  • Recording and reporting a pupil’s progress to the Teacher
  • Helping pupils stay focused during class hours
  • Supervising group activities, sports events and school outings
  • Helping Teachers manage student behaviour
  • Looking after children who are unwell or upset
  • Providing a healthy and safe learning environment for children
  • Be able to display effective communication skills with both children and adults
  • Be eager to work collaboratively in a wider team, adaptable and open to new ideas and practices
  • Be a fast and highly flexible thinker, being able to deal with change and unpredictability positively with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • An interest in SEND pupils and pupil wellbeing would be advantageous

We can offer you:

  • An extended, supportive team which promotes the development and well-being of everyone in our school community
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who are actively involved in shaping the development of our school
  • A caring and friendly atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued
  • The chance to be imaginative, take risks in learning and be innovative whilst raising attainment

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

On our 15-18-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be the potential for employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate either within Pilgrim Primary Academy or at other schools within Reach South Academy Trust.  The Trust operates 10 other schools in Plymouth and opportunties are available for the right individual.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Desired skills Good communication skills with both children and adults Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative Previous experience of working with young children An interest in working with pupils SEND Personal qualities Hardworking and enthusiastic Resilient Friendly and outgoing

About the employer

Pilgrim is a friendly, caring and welcoming place, with children's learning, happiness and well-being at the heart of all we do. We understand that children will only get the best education when there are strong and respectful relationships between both pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. We are very proud of the positive relationships that exist at Pilgrim. We want the pupils in our school to receive a broad range of experiences alongside a high-quality academic education, being inquisitive and active learners with a strong set of moral values. The skills and values of collaboration, respect, ambition, endeavour, responsibility and thoughtfulness are woven through our curriculum and are central to our ethos. Our aim is to develop confident young people who have high aspiration, a clear sense of themselves as learners and citizens, and who can contribute positively to their futures and those of others.

Employer

Pilgrim Primary School

Address

Oxford Street

Plymouth

PL1 5BQ

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Training

Training provider

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY TRUST

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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