Teaching Assistant Apprentice Wheatfield Primary School

This role involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools. As a TA you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support the teacher, such as preparing the classroom. Some TAs work exclusively with pupils with special educational needs or with those with other specific needs.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,400.00

    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

    31.25 Hours per week, for 39 weeks a year. Exact working hours to be agreed between the apprentice and the school.

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000254991

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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 can 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

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • 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 End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession 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. The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager / Employer at 8 - 12-week intervals.
  • The apprentice will attend the SGS College campus weekly, on a day release basis.

What to expect at the end of your 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

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended. You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).

About the employer

In September 2023, Wheatfield became part of The Leaf Multi-Academy Trust; a new family of 13 primary schools. This means that the school is now an Academy, funded directly by the Department of Education instead of South Gloucestershire Local Authority. The school continues to keep it's own unique identity (including being referred to as Wheatfield Primary School) and will continue to work closely with the other maintained schools locally. However, in addition to this, we now have a special strategic relationship with the other schools in The Leaf Trust to help strengthen our successful community still further.

Employer

Wheatfield Primary School

Address

Wheatfield Primary School, Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

BS32 9DB

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE

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

Elaine Baillie

elaine.baillie@sgscol.ac.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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