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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.

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Closing date: 22 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,128.90

    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

    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 8.30am – 3.30pm. Term-time only.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000121283

  • Positions

    1 available

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

Planning:

  • 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

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

At Willowdown Primary we live and work together as a community to create Happy Children, Successful Learners and Confident Individuals. All members of the school community are valued as individuals, supported and challenged to perform as well as they possibly can in all areas.

Employer

Willowdown Primary

Address

Willow Down Primary Academy

Kings Drive

Bridgwater

TA6 4FU

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Training

Training provider

SOMERSET SKILLS & LEARNING CIC

Contact

Philippa Bancroft

pbancroft@sslcic.co.uk

07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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