Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Mayflower Community Academy and Nursery

Mayflower is a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse, and inclusive school. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and committed apprentice to join our team. They will have a passion for supporting young children’s learning. Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times including before and after school and at lunchtimes.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,923.20

    £7,691.00 Annually (Actual pro rata)

    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. Plus one evening to be negotiated 3.30pm - 4.30pm to support an after-school club.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000223602

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will play a major role in formulating the aims and objectives of the school and establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved
  • You will carry out all the professional duties of a Teaching Assistant as required, take responsibility for child protection issues as appropriate and take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school
  • You will need to be committed and driven to want the very best from every child and be outstanding member of our school community
  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of children’s work
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.
  • Provide clerical/admin support e.g., photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.
  • Support and educate children on all elements of the school curriculum
  • 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 school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • 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 lunchtimes
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

The training you will be getting

On our 15 month Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To become a fully qualified Teaching Assistant with the prospect of further developing their career within education to either an HLTA or a teacher route

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Desired skills Previous experience of working with young children. Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people. Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals.

About the employer

Mayflower Community Academy and Nursery provides inclusive Nursery and Primary School education, working with our pupils to educate and inspire them for their future lives. As an Academy sponsored by the Learning Academies Trust, our pupils benefit from enhanced opportunities including input from leading practitioners, access to wider facilities and resources to support their learning and practical support from members of Plymouth Teaching School Alliance. With the Learning Academies Trust and other partners, we are working together to ensure a bright future for our local community.

Employer

Mayflower Community Academy and Nursery

Address

Mayflower Community Academy

41 Ham Drive

Plymouth

PL2 2NJ

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Training

Training provider

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY TRUST

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

Tim Scott-Lloyd

tim.scott-lloyd@pafc.co.uk

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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