Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Ramsbury Primary School
We are looking for two enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our supportive and hard-working team. One initially in EYFS/KS1 and one initially in KS2. Under the direction of the teacher/s, our TAs support pupils in a mainstream school to access learning. You will be supporting the development of skills in literacy, numeracy, communication, and social and behavioural needs.
Closing date: 14 Feb 2023
Pro rata, term time only. 38 working weeks.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 31.25
Possible start date
20 Feb 2023
06 Jan 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Supporting pupils learning, either in groups or through 1:1 work. The exact tasks will depend on the learning support needs of the pupils but may include:
- Supporting the development of skills in literacy, numeracy, communication, and social and behavioural needs
- Differentiating work for individual pupils to suit their ability
- Using knowledge of pupils learning support needs to suggest appropriate adjustments to lesson plans to teachers
- Clarifying and explaining instructions
- Ensuring pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided
- Motivating and supporting pupils
- Helping pupils to concentrate on and finish work set
- Meeting physical needs as required while promoting independence
- Liaising with class teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator about Individual Education Plans
- Developing appropriate resources to support pupils
Supporting pupils' self-esteem, inclusion and behavioural development, e.g.
- Encouraging an acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with special needs
- Developing methods of promoting/reinforcing the pupil’s self-esteem and independence
- Providing individual supervision in and out of the classroom for pupils with behavioural problems
- Establishing a supportive relationship with pupils
- Reinforcing the school ethos, e.g., expectations of behaviour within class and elsewhere on the school site
- Supervising pupils on outings, school activities
Provide physical/personal care to pupils where required, e.g.
- Helping with dressing/toileting
- Undertaking physiotherapy and speech therapy exercises following instruction and advice from a qualified therapist
Supporting the teachers, e.g.
- Using knowledge and experience of the pupils concerned, to contribute, with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and evaluation of a suitable programme of support for children who need learning support
- Contribute to the development of Individual Education Plans and reviews of pupil progress
- In conjunction with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate) to develop systems of recording pupil progress and contribute to the maintenance of this record
- Providing regular feedback about pupils to the teachers
Supporting the curriculum
- Support the delivery of the Literacy and Mathematics strategy long with other aspects of both the National Curriculum and the enhanced curriculum offered by the school
Supporting the school, e.g.
- Where appropriate, fostering and develop links between a pupil’s home and school
- Assisting with setting up, storing and retrieving and general maintenance of classroom equipment and teaching aids, e.g. computers and computer software, resources, indoor and outdoor play equipment, photographic equipment etc
- Helping to ensure the hygiene of the teaching environment in cases of sickness or soiling
- Administering minor First Aid under the guidance of a qualified person
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 3 Teaching Assistant.
What is delivered?
- The Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours outlined in the Standard.
- End Point Assessment (EPA)
- Practical observation with questions & answers
- 2hrs with 15 minutes for the Q&A
- Professional Discussion supported by portfolio of evidence- 90-minute discussion based on your portfolio of evidence.
The portfolio of evidence should contain a minimum of 10 pieces of evidence and a maximum of 15 which may comprise the following:
- Feedback from Performance Management review system
- Evidence of pupil progression
- Work produced by the Teaching Assistant e.g.: interventions
- Evidence from practical observations and general observations obtained over time
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Either progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship or to a foundation degree. Or, potentially, employment as a Teaching Assistant.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent English & Maths, (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
NEW COLLEGE SWINDON
Level 3 (A level)
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