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Apprentice Teaching Assistant WELLSPRING ACADEMY TRUST

We are seeking an apprentice teaching assistant to work with key stage 3 children with SEMH needs. You will work across 3 classes, each of up to 9 students, supporting learning and regulations, and preparing resources. This apprenticeship will suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to our pupils.

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Closing date: 09 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    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 8am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000071958

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

1. Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters. 

2. To supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning. 

3. Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs. 

4. Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils. 

5. Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher. 

6. Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate. 

7. Support pupils in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher. Support for the Teacher 

8. Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work. 

9. Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed. 

10.Undertake pupil record keeping as requested and other basic record keeping.

11. Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.

12. Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.

13. Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting/recording money etc.

14. Ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment.

15. Timely and accurate preparation of routine equipment/resources/materials as set out in instructions.

16. Assist the teacher with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils.

17. Support pupils to understand instructions.

18. Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, as directed by the teacher.

19. Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.

20. Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.

21. Monitor and arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies.

22. Operation of everyday equipment in accordance with instructions.

23. Maintenance of everyday equipment, check for quality/safety.

24. Undertake simple repairs and report other damages.

Support for the School

25. Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

26. Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

27. Contribute to overall ethos/work/aims of the school.

28. Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.

29. Attend relevant meetings as required.

30. Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

31. Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes, e.g. clubs, extra curriculum activities.

32. Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

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

A Level 3 Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the workplace you will be expected to attend college 1 day a month, where you will gain knowledge and understanding of the Supporting Teaching and Learning standards. You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor. 

An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey

The Apprenticeship framework comprises of:

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Level  2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths

End Point Assessment

The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods:

∙ Practical observation with questions & answers 

∙ Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Apprentice Teaching Assistants can progress on to a secure permanent role with access to a network of Expert Practitioners, our own teaching school, and a brand new CPD TV channel; we are well equipped to support career development at all levels.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Flexible and adaptable

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Our children all have SEMH needs. This can be a very physical and challenging role. Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

We are a specialist SEMH through school, serving the whole of Leeds, and catering for students aged 5-16. Our children all have EHCPs for their social, emotional and mental health needs. To see what makes us special and our ethos, please visit our website at www.springacademyleeds.org and follow us at @Springwell_Lds to see what our staff and amazing young people get up to on a daily basis. If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact Laura Reader, l.reader@springwellacademyleeds.org

Employer

WELLSPRING ACADEMY TRUST

Address

Springwell Academy Leeds - South

Middleton Road

Leeds

LS10 3JA

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Training

Training provider

LUMINATE EDUCATION GROUP

Contact

Leeds City College Apprenticeship Team

apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

0113 284 6420

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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