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Apprentice Teaching Assistant THE BATH AND MENDIP PARTNERSHIP TRUST

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated apprentice with a keen interest in the education of children with specialist education requirements. We will provide an opportunity to widen existing skills and to develop new ones. A sense of humour and willingness to work flexibly is a distinct advantage.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,003.84 to £15,808.00

    the wage will be dependent on your age and experience

    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 8.40am - 3.35pm Tuesday 8.40am - 4.30pm Wednesday 8.40am - 3.15pm Thursday 8.40am - 3.15pm Friday 8.40am - 3.15pm ½ hour lunch break Term time only

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072260

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support for Pupils

  • Supervise and support pupils’ ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and personal care programmes.
  • Establish constructive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.
  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs including social, health, physical, hygiene, and first aid and welfare matters, as appropriate.

 

Support for Teacher

  • Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement.
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters.
  • Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested.
  • Undertake marking of pupils’ work and accurately record achievement/progress.
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents with, or as directed.
  • Administer and assess routine tests and invigilate exams/tests.
  • Provide general clerical/administration support e.g. administer coursework; produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.

 

Support for the Curriculum

  • Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs.
  • Implement local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years and make use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills.
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources.

 

Support for the School

  • 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.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings, as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development, as required.
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.
  • Undertake planned supervision of pupils’ out of normal lesson times, including lunchtimes, as appropriate.
  • Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities, as appropriate.
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
  • Undertake other relevant duties allocated at the discretion of the classroom teacher, Head of School or other designated supervisor.

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is an 18 month contract during which additional training opportunities will be available. At the end of the apprenticeship opportunities may be available across the Multi Academy Trust (16 schools) that Fosse Way School is part of.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Good time keeper, Sense of humour

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Fosse Way is a Specialist Education Needs school. Many of the pupils have complex additional needs. Due to the age of the vulnerable students the successful candidate will work with, and the nature of the role, we can only accept applications from people aged 18 and over. A full enhanced DBS background check will be carried out on the successful candidate prior to employment. Must be able to get to and from the place of work in a safe and timely manner.

About the employer

Fosse Way School is a Specialist Educational Needs school and part of a wider trust of schools called The Partnership Trust. Staff and governors have high aspirations for our children and we aim to provide a high quality, relevant and balanced education for all our pupils that focuses on individual, personal and academic achievement.

Employer

THE BATH AND MENDIP PARTNERSHIP TRUST

Address

Fosse Way School Longfellow Road

Radstock

BA3 3AL

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Training

Training provider

WILTSHIRE COLLEGE

Contact

Robyn Read

rread@fossewayschool.com

01761 412198

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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