Apprentice Teaching Assistant ACADEMY TRANSFORMATION TRUST

The Queen Elizabeth Academy are seeking to appoint an apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic Learning Support department, and our forward thinking, modern academy. We are looking to recruit someone with a child centered approach and great people skills to support students effectively in order for them to fully participate in learning.

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72

    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, shifts to be discussed on interview

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000218366

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for Pupils:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher

Support for Teachers:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established  policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
  • Provide clerical/admin. support e.g. photocopying, typing, filings, money, administer coursework etc.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use

Support for the School:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Academy
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required, within normal contractual hours
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • Other such duties as commensurate within the grade in order to ensure the smooth running of the Academy.
  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties of the post, each individual task undertaken by the post holder may not be identified
  • The job description is current at the date of issue, but following consultation, may be changed by the Principal to reflect changes in the job which are commensurate with the salary and job title

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • All training provided online or in person at the work place

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time role to be considered upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

The Queen Elizabeth Academy is an 11-16 mixed academy based in Atherstone with approximately 715 pupils on roll. Following our Ofsted inspection in June 2022, we retained our “Good” rating, a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. Ofsted commented the pupils were “respectful of each other’s views and are exceptionally supportive. Pupils behave well. They are proud of their school and the improvements that have been made in recent years. Pupils enjoy school and know that leaders and staff have the highest expectations for them.” The Ofsted report is a fair reflection of the academy and we continue to develop as we push from Good to Great.

Employer

ACADEMY TRANSFORMATION TRUST

Address

Witherley Road

Atherstone

CV9 1LZ

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Training

Training provider

LET ME PLAY LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Owen MacKinnon

owen.mackinnon@lmpeducation.org

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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