Teaching Assistant Apprentice Briarwood Special School
As a TA apprentice, you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support the teacher, such as preparing the classroom. The work involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in school.
Closing date: 14 Jun 2023
Paid for 38 weeks at £10.90 per hour
Monday to Friday, with a day release to college. This will be a term time only apprenticeship.
Total hours per week: 30.0
Possible start date
01 Sep 2023
13 Apr 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
Job Description of a Teaching Assistant
The duties will depend on your experience and training. Generally, you'll need to:
- Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
- Make sure that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
- Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
- Support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour
- Listen to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
- Guide and monitor pupil progress
- Help with the planning of some lessons
- Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' progress
- Carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources
- Look after pupils who have had accidents, need help dressing or are upset
- Create art displays of pupils' artwork
- Provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering ta absences or going on school trips
- Help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunchtime duties
- Supervise other support staff
- Coordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will complete the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship.
We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.
On programme learning will be followed by the final End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Professional Discussion.
Full time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.
Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio and preparing for the End Point Assessment. The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway. The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components.
College attendance will be weekly, at the Filton Campus of SGS College.
The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager/Employer at 8 – 12-week intervals.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Briarwood Special School
Briarwood Special School
SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE
Level 3 (A level)
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