Bleasdale School - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (SEN) INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Bleasdale 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: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,154.00

    Pay increase after 12 months

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000227298

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Plan, prepare and deliver learning activities for individuals and groups of pupils under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of individual pupils
  • Be aware of and work within school policies and procedures
  • Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the teacher
  • Monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher
  • Plan and evaluate specialist learning activities with the teacher, including writing reports and records and providing focused personalised provision as required
  • Maintain a clean, safe and tidy learning environment
  • Ongoing guidance and support of pupils in their social development and their emotional well- being, reporting problems to the appropriate person
  • Supply specialist support with direction and guidance from teaching staff, allowing pupils to access the curriculum and participate fully in school activities
  • Under the guidance of a teacher, support the role of parents/carers in pupils’ learning and contribute to meetings with parents/carers to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain relationships with families, carers and other professionals
  • Provide short term cover of classes on a regular timetabled basis planned by the teacher. The normal expectation on a weekly basis would be to cover half a day per week and could also provide cover on a non-timetabled basis, usually within own class
  • Be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and monitoring of stocks of materials and resources
  • Accompany teaching staff and take responsibility for pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes, but not as a supervisory assistant
  • Prepare and present displays
  • Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including playground and dining areas
  • Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence
  • Provide pastoral care to children
  • Provide basic first aid, if appropriate, ensuring timely referral to health service in emergency situations
  • Support pupils to develop their skills of independence, resilience and confidence
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of support plans including Support Plans and EHCP’s, including attendance at, and contribution to, reviews as required
  • Support the use of ICT in the curriculum Support for the School
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Show a duty of care to pupils and staff and take appropriate action to comply with health and safety requirements at all times
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure that all pupils have access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school
  • Maintain good relationships with colleagues and work together as a team
  • 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
  • Demonstrate and promote commitment to equal opportunities and to the elimination of behaviour and practices that could be discriminatory

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Support and guidance of mentors in the workplace (Bleasdale School)
  • Training provider (LMP Education) typically completing online training modules/classes 1 day per week around working hours, with an LMP tutor
  • Functional skills maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the successful candidate, there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Pre-employment checks Please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment the company completes digitalised right-to-work checks and DBS applications via an external provider - Vetting.Com. The company also completes an internal online social media search, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons". You should be aware that Bleasdale School is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.

Employer

INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Address

27 Emesgate Lane

Silverdale

Carnforth

LA5 0RG

Contact

Katie Munn

katie.munn@inspire-ata.co.uk

020 3836 4425

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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

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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