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Teaching and Lunchtime assistant Apprentice Reepham High School & College

You will work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff to support access to learning for all pupils. To provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils in the school. Support for SEN pupils providing particular help for those students with learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social or physical disabilities.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,128.90

    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

    5 days a week Monday to Friday 08:40 - 15:00 School Term time. Apprenticeship will be between 20 to 24 months depending on the individual apprentice.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072512

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support for Pupils:

·         Provide specialist support to pupils with barriers to learning or to extend learning on a one to one basis, in a small group or in or out of the classroom.

·         Provide feedback to pupils under the guidance of the teacher and school policy.

·         Follow school behaviour policy to support pupils to make positive choices.

·         Support pupils in their social and environmental wellbeing and reporting any problems to the teacher as appropriate.

·         Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.

·         Respond appropriately to the individual needs of pupils including if required to attend to any personal needs.

·         Encourage pupils to interact with each other and engage with the teacher.

Support for Teachers:

·         Prepare the classroom as directed in readiness for lessons and clear at the end of the lesson/day.

·         Provide feedback to teachers in relation to progress and achievement.

·         Assist with the display of pupil’s work.

·         Record basic pupil data if required to do so.

·         Assist with escorting pupils on educational out of school visits.

·         Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour under school policy guidance.

·         Provide any clerical/admin support for the teacher including photocopying, reprographics, collection of money.

·         Supervise pupils during break and lunch.

 

Support for the curriculum:

·         Prepare, maintain and use equipment/ resources required to meet learning needs of the pupils.

·         Be prepared to undertake relevant training.

·         Work with school IT programmes to support learning.

·         Stay up to date with changes and new guidance as directed by the teacher.

Support for the school:

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

·         Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities.

·         Attend relevant meetings and training as required.

·         Undertake other similar activities that may fall within the grade and scope of the post as directed by the Headteacher or Senior teacher.

·         Participate in the staff review and development appraisal process.

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

·         advanced apprenticeship

·         Fortnightly workshops with delivery either online or face to face at Wensum Lodge Norwich or both combined

·         Support Teaching and Learning diploma Level 3 achieved

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship period, there is the possibility of becoming a full-time member of the team. If not possible, support will be given to assist you in securing employment elsewhere.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience, Empathy, Passion for childcare, Literacy, Numeracy

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade Grade A* - C / 4 - 9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade Grade A* - C / 4 - 9) Desired

Things to consider

Bawdeswell Primary School is a very small school in a rural location with no public transport access. As a result of the school size, the successful applicant will also be working as a lunchtime supervisor. The apprentice will be required to take Functional Skills maths and English at Level 2 if they do not already hold the equivalent GCSE grade 4-9 or (old system A*-C). This is mandatory for apprenticeships. Evidence of qualifications must be provided to be exempt from Functional Skills.

About the employer

At Bawdeswell Primary school we have designed a curriculum which aims to promote a love of learning. We hope that the learning experiences that we offer the children will promote inquisitive minds and a life long love of learning. All staff promote and value this love of learning. At Bawdeswell Primary School we are a welcoming and co-operative community in which relationships are based on mutual support, trust and where everybody feels valued. We are empathetic, helpful and respectful of others. We provide opportunities that encourage the children to work cooperatively together and develop the children’s awareness and sensitivity towards living things and the world that we live in. We respect the culture and beliefs of others and treat everyone equally. All staff promote and value having a positive attitude. In connection with the school’s curriculum wheel, we positively encourage the children to always believe in themselves, be strong resilient and self- aware. Our Aim as a school, is to build the children’s self-esteem and self-efficiency. When a child believes in themselves, they strive academically and this is the first secret to success. All staff promote and value believing in yourself. It is important that children are provided with opportunities to grow their friendships to enable them to become empathetic, open-minded individuals, with a mutual respect and tolerance for others. All staff promote and believe in the importance of positive relationships in school. As our rules tell us in our Behaviour Policy and rules remind us to everyday to ‘Talk kindly to each other’. All staff behave in a kind and respectful manner to the whole school community and they promote this to the children.

Employer

Reepham High School & College

Address

Bawdeswell

Dereham

NR20 4RR

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Training

Training provider

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

Contact

Anthony Winsper

anthony.winsper@norfolk.gov.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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