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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Castle Hill Community Primary School

This vacancy will be as a teaching assistant to work with a class, providing appropriate one-to-one support for an individual pupil (including SEN pupils), or support for a small group of pupils of any ability and in any curriculum area. Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills whilst earning a salary.

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Closing date: 23 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60

    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

    39 weeks per academic year. Monday to Friday - daily working hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000111482

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Implement structured learning activities/teaching programmes and support pupils in accessing learning activities under the guidance of the class teacher, providing feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement for pupils to realise their full potential.
  • Manage classroom activities safely ensuring that the physical learning space and the resources in it are conducive to pupil learning.
  • Be able to use a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour and understand individual behavioural needs to ensure pupils’ learning needs are met.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy. 
  • Encourage pupils to take full responsibility for their own behaviour to maintain required standards of discipline and pupils’ wellbeing, health, and safety.
  • Be familiar with and comply with a full range of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, and confidentiality reporting all concerns to an appropriate person to ensure pupils’ wellbeing.
  • Provide clerical/admin support and undertake basic recording keeping in respect of pupil learning, behaviour management, child protection etc. as directed to support the class teacher deliver the specific learning programme set for each child.
  • Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings (within contracted hours) as required to ensure own continuing professional development.
  • Provide support for the class teacher and colleagues in the manual handling and/or physical restraint of pupils to ensure pupils’ wellbeing, health and safety is maintained.

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

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualifcation.
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the apprenticeship standard. 
  • Regular work-based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with awarding body standards.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for full-time employment for the right candidate.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part-time positions.
  • The qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment.
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities, and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiastic

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Interview - We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Reality Check - You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work daily whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid. Travel Information - Nearest train station is Farningham Road station. Walking distance from station to bus stop is 0.3 miles, takes 6 minutes. Bus number 414 (2 stops) takes 2 minutes. Walking distance from bus stop to destination is 164 feet, takes 1 minute. Overall travel time is 8 minutes. Overall walking distance from station to school is 20 minutes avoiding use of bus.

About the employer

Sutton-at-Hone Church of England Primary School is a place of learning which, through a strong sense of Christian values, endeavours to provide each individual child with a broad, balanced, relevant, progressive, and differentiated curriculum. We believe that at all stages of a child’s development, learning should be a stimulating, enjoyable and worthwhile experience, accessed by all regardless of gender, race, religious belief, cultural background, or disability. The school is important to the life of the village it serves and seeks to maintain and strengthen its existing strong links with the Church and local community.

Employer

Castle Hill Community Primary School

Address

Sutton-at-Hone Church of England Primary School

Church Road

Sutton At Hone

DA4 9EX

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team

KT&A@kent.gov.uk

0800 731 4297

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Feb 2023