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Apprentice Learning Support Assistant and Wraparound Care Facilitator St Kenelm's CofE Primary School

St. Kenelm’s is a small, village church school with strong links to the local community, situated in a beautiful, rural setting. Ours is a happy school with a family atmosphere where everyone is known, understood and cared for.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £6,253.00

    Apprentice rate £4.81/hr for the first 12 months. Unqualified TA 1 rate of £9.60 for remainder of the time required to complete the course, no longer than 24 months or the time the school can continue to facilitate the apprenticeship

    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 - Friday Position One - Facilitate Breakfast club and morning classroom support. Position Two - Afternoon Classroom support followed by Afterschool Club. 25 Hour a week shifts worked between 7.20am – 5.10pm

    Total hours per week: 25.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000100802

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for two apprentices with a creative approach to inspire, challenge and motivate learner’s.

  • Plan and Deliver activity programme for children in the primary age-range to undertake during wraparound care.
  • Support children with selecting/eating their breakfast and high tea, clearing away afterwards.
  • Experience or desire to work within the Primary age range (experience of working with children with additional needs would be advantageous).
  • Understand the principles of children’s development in the Foundation Stage, and Key Stages 1 and 2
  • High expectations in terms of children’s behaviour and engagement with activities.
  • Willing to contribute positively to the life of the school and its community
  • Can work effectively as a team member.
  • Can coordinate a small team of WAC support staff
  • Happy to be a Designated Safeguarding Lead during Breakfast and Afterschool Club. Training Provided.
  • Happy to be First Aid Contact. Training provided.

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

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching & Learning. Onsite and Remote Learning with a dedicated one to one Tutor. 
  • DSL training and First Aid Training, necessary for the Wraparound Care Role.

  • Online food hygiene training for the purpose of food handline in Wraparound Care.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Providing the apprenticeship is successful and candidates have demonstrated competence in meeting required standard for the role. The candidate is encouraged to apply for any TA posts which become available at the end of the apprentice term, to be considered for permanent employment within the school.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Church School Values

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

A working knowledge of current educational developments and the National Curriculum/Foundation Stage Curriculum. Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Evidence of empathy and understanding of a Church School. Self motivated and hardworking. Ability to forge strong links with staff, parents and children alike. Suitability to work with children. Excellent Punctuality and attendance. Positive Approach. Good Sense of Humour. Eligible to work in the UK.

About the employer

St. Kenelm’s is a one class per year village school with strong links to the local community, situated in a beautiful, rural setting. We believe that building high self-esteem and confidence is the key to success in order that each individual can achieve their potential. We aim to develop a strong sense of citizenship in our children within the school, local, national and global community. We have high expectations of each individual at St. Kenelm's and we expect everyone to do their best. We strongly believe that fostering a real passion for learning is crucial to achievement and we try to enhance this through a whole range of experiences both within and outside the classroom environment through an exciting and vibrant curriculum. As a church school, we have a strong relationship with St. Kenelm's church community and our Christian values underpin everything we do. However, we believe that we should develop the spirituality of all our children whether they are of the Christian faith, other faiths or of no faith. St Kenelm's is an open, friendly school and parents are always welcomed and encouraged to be partners in school life. We value a happy, secure, relaxed yet purposeful environment and a tour of the school will demonstrate the respect, the fun and the challenge we offer.

Employer

St Kenelm's CofE Primary School

Address

St Kenelm's CofE Primary

Bromsgrove Road

Romsley

B62 0LF

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Training

Training provider

EDUCATION AND SKILLS TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

Contact

Sue Scarborough

scarborough159@btinternet.com

07375417064

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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