Teaching Assistant Apprentice Kingfisher School, Abingdon THE PROPELLER ACADEMY TRUST

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to start your career as a teaching assistant, gaining experience in supporting our teachers and in supporting our pupils with a range of learning needs to achieve their goals and targets, whilst working towards your level 3 qualification. This is also a great stepping-stone into other careers.

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,575.00

    • Life Assurance • Pension scheme • SmartClinic Eligible for an NUS Discount and Oyster Card • Automatic rise in pay after 1 year • Prizes and vouchers to be won (apprentice of the month)

  • Working week

    30 hours per week: 8.45am-3.15pm Term time only + 5 inset days Days to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000252897

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to start your career as a teaching assistant, gaining experience in supporting our teachers and in supporting our pupils with a range of learning needs to achieve their goals and targets, whilst working towards your Level 3 qualification. This is also a great stepping-stone into other careers.

You will be part of our friendly and dedicated team from day one. We value the skills, ideas and energy new apprentices bring to our school.

You will be well supported by teaching and senior staff throughout your apprenticeship. 

The apprentice teaching assistant will work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom, to support access to learning for pupils with SEN and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. 

Learners will build an advanced understanding of how to provide quality teaching and how to influence and support learners.

Some of the areas of development include: 

  • Contributing to the implementation of learning activities. 
  • Evaluating the performance of lesson plans and how to improve for the future. 
  • Working independently in teaching group and individual activities. 
  • Working in partnership with teachers to help support and deliver lesson plans and objectives.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will work towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant standard which includes the Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

There will be half a day a month, group, remote, tutor led training and a monthly 1-1 training and review meetings alongside workplace training observations. Functional skills in maths and English Level 2 are delivered in person at our centre in Newbury.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The Trust support the ongoing training and development of the team.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Confidentiality

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 or C) Desired

Things to consider

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All post holders are subject to the necessary pre-employment check, including a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, including a Child/Adult’s Barred List check (where applicable to the role in question). Additionally, shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

About the employer

The Propeller Academy Trust (PAT) comprises of Kingfisher School, Abingdon, Fitzwaryn School, Wantage, and Bishopswood School, Sonning Common, all Special Needs schools based in Oxfordshire. Fitzwaryn and Kingfisher Schools joined together in 2013 to form The Propeller Academy Trust. Bishopswood School joined the Trust on 1st January 2023, as part of our strategic plan to extend our high-quality SEN provision to as many young people as we can. As a Trust, we are very proud of our schools and the opportunities we provide our students and their families in and out of the classroom. Providing the very best education and opportunities in school and the community will continue to be at the heart of all that we do at Propeller.

Employer

THE PROPELLER ACADEMY TRUST

Address

Kingfisher School

Radley Road

Abingdon

OX14 3RR

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Training

Training provider

WEST BERKSHIRE TRAINING CONSORTIUM

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

Rachel Eaves

rachel@wbtc-uk.com

07922 426414

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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