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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Talbot Specialist School

As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant your role will be to provide support to teachers, pupils and support for the curriculum and school. You will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,521.60

  • Working week

    Monday -Thursday, 8.30am -3.40pm and Friday, 8.45am - 3.40pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000104420

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Each day will be different, however the main duties will remain the same and you will be required to:

Provide support for pupils:

  • Attend to their personal needs
  • Build positive relationships and interact with pupils
  • Promote the inclusion & acceptance of all pupils

Provide support for the teacher:

  • Assist with the display of pupils work in the classroom
  • Assist with the learning activities
  • Promote good pupil behaviour
  • Provide admin support

Support for the curriculum:

  • Support the use of IT in learning activities
  • Develop pupil’s competence & independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain & use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity & assist pupils in their use

Support for the school:

  • Be aware & comply with policies & procedures relating to child protection, health & safety, confidentiality & data protection
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Attend & participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training & other learning activities and performance
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
    As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant your role will be to provide support to teachers, pupils and support for the curriculum and school
  • You will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom

The apprenticeship will be delivered through a day release programme at our training centre in Sheffield to support the learning in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate may have the opportunity to apply for a permanent role should a vacancy arise

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the working environment, the role will be very varied, challenging & demanding, however it will also be highly rewarding.

About the employer

Talbot Specialist School provides education for young people who have severe and complex learning difficulties. Our aim is that all our students make the best progress they possibly can, and for them to play a full and active part in the life of the school and in their communities. We have a large team of highly skilled and dedicated staff who work creatively with our students to deliver imaginative and exciting learning opportunities.

Employer

Talbot Specialist School

Address

Talbot Specialist school

Lees Hall Road

Sheffield

S8 9JP

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Training

Training provider

SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL

Contact

Tony Robinson

tony.robinson@sheffield.gov.uk

07917067388

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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