Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at Willowdown Primary School, Bridgwater Willowdown Primary
Willowdown Primary School are seeking a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to learn and work towards achieving a Level 3 teaching assistant Qualification. Working under the guidance of teaching staff to undertake care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
Closing date: 22 Feb 2023
This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.
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: 32.5
Possible start date
27 Feb 2023
10 Jan 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- The flexibility to get involved in lunchtime and extra-curricular activities
- Be passionate about meeting the needs of all children
- Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Value working in teams and partnerships
- To champion the school’s values and have high aspirations for every child and for yourself & other staff
- To continually strive for best practice in yourself and inspire others
- Have a passion for making a difference in the community
- A child centred approach to teaching using creative and exciting methods to engage and stimulate
- Excellent spoken & written literacy skills and strong numeracy skills
Teaching and learning:
- Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
- Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
- Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
- Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
- Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
- Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
- Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable
- Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
- Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher
- Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role
- Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available
- Prepare the classroom for lessons
Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals:
- Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils and with parents and carers under the direction of the class teacher
- Communicate their knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision
- With the class teacher, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress or concerns they may have about the pupils they work with
- Understand their role in order to be able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers
- Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
- Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues
Whole-school organisation, strategy and development:
- Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
- Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
Health and safety:
- Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils and help to safeguard pupils’ well-being by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and our school’s child protection policy
- Look after children who are upset or have had accidents
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 3 Teaching Assistant
- Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2 if required
- End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation, Q&A session, Professional discussion
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Possible permanent employment on completion of the apprenticeship.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
SOMERSET SKILLS & LEARNING CIC
Level 3 (A level)
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