Teaching Assistant Apprentice J3319 SOUTH WEST APPRENTICESHIP COMPANY LTD

We have an excellent opportunity for an apprentice to be supported and trained to become a Teaching Assistant. You will be supported to learn a variety of new skills to help you achieve your qualification. The school works in partnership with priests, parishioners and families, to establish a community of love, peace and harmony.

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    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

    30 hours per week during school term time only. Hours will be spread between Monday to Friday inclusive (actual hours to be agreed by St Brigid's Catholic Primary School). There will be no hours worked during school holidays.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000262527

  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include:

  • Contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the school and promote diversity, inclusion, equality and acceptance of all learners in line with school policies, including by challenging stereotyped views, bullying or harassment
  • Implement safeguarding polices and safe practice, including online safety, in line with legislation, policies, and procedures including maintaining confidentiality
  • Work in partnership and liaise with other professionals (such as the teaching staff, SENDCo, or external advisors) and parents/carers to support all learners’ learning
  • Reflect on your own practice and identify appropriate professional development opportunities with the support of colleagues
  • Understand the specific needs of learners and use strategies to support all learners to achieve their learning goals
  • Promote engagement and teach learning behaviours to support the development of independent learners
  • Establish positive relationships with learners and promote positive behaviours, consistently applying the school’s behaviour policy
  • Support the social, emotional, mental health, wellbeing and personal care of all learners in line with organisational policy and procedures
  • Deliver individual and small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters in partnership with the teacher and other professionals
  • Contribute to assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording, and reporting of learner outcomes and participation as agreed with the teacher
  • Support the development of a stimulating and safe learning environment by contributing to the selection and preparation of teaching resources that meet the diverse needs and interests of learners
  • Support or lead enrichment activities for example visits, out of school activities and in school clubs

The training you will be getting

The school will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship qualification.  If the successful apprentice does not hold GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skills in the relevant subject (maths and English)

Skills you will learn:

  • Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners
  • Adapt communication strategies for the audience and context.
    Apply behaviour management strategies in line with organisational policy
  • Adapt resources to support all learners
  • Communicate with teachers to ensure clarity of the TA’s role
  • Apply teaching strategies to deliver learning activities or interventions
  • Build relationships with learners, teachers, other professionals and stakeholders
  • Comply with legislation, guidance, and procedures for Prevent, safeguarding and health & safety
  • Support the well-being and mental health of learners
  • Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures
  • Apply methods of formative assessment
  • Use up to date technology safely, to support learning
  • Encourage safe use of technology by learners
  • Adapt teaching strategies to support all learners (for example, scaffolding, open questioning)
  • Identify and respond to pastoral and academic behaviours in learners
  • Provide feedback to learners

The gateway requirements for your End Point Assessment (EPA) are:

  • Achieved English and mathematics qualifications in line with the apprenticeship funding rules
  • For the professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence, you must submit a portfolio of evidence

Assessment Methods:
Observation with questions

You will be observed by an independent assessor completing your work. It will last at least 2 hours. They will ask you at least 4 questions.

Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence

You will have a professional discussion with an independent assessor. It will last 90 minutes. They will ask you at least 10 questions. The questions will be about certain aspects of your occupation. You need to compile a portfolio of evidence before the EPA gateway. You can use it to help answer the questions.

The EPAO will confirm where and when each assessment method will take place.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full-time role for upon successful completion of your apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Patience, Ability to Learn, Can plan and organise, Personal Presentation, Positive Self Esteem, Reliability, Honesty and Integrity, Sense of Humour

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 to 9 (A* to C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 to 9 (A* to C)) Essential

About the employer

As an apprentice, South West Apprenticeship Company Limited, the Flexi Job Agency (FJA) will employ the successful candidate on behalf of this employer. 99% of our apprentices gain full-time employment with their host organisation after completing their apprenticeship or they have progressed onto higher qualifications. The experience and knowledge you gain, plus the relationships you develop, make it easier to progress quickly.

Employer

SOUTH WEST APPRENTICESHIP COMPANY LTD

Address

Waterpark Drive

Liverpool

L28 7RE

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Training

Training provider

REALISE LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT 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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