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Job Reference 1706513Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 – working in Reception / Early YearsThe work involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools and nurseries. 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.

Apprenticeship Summary

Role Profile of an Apprentice Teaching Assistant.

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

Job Description of a Teaching Assistant

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 are able to 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
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Closing Date:
16 May 2021

Wage:
£117.00, Weekly

Working week:
Monday to Friday with one day college release to SGS College per week. Times to be confirmed.

Expected duration:
2 years

Possible start date:
1 Sep 2021

Date posted:
1 week ago

Apprenticeship level:
Advanced

Reference number:
1706513

Positions:
1 available

Contact

Elaine Baillie[email protected]

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You'll need:

  • A passion for working with reception/ Early Years children upon their first encounter of Primary Education
  • Excellent verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn
  • Active listening skills to understand the children’s' needs
  • To be flexible and open to change for working on different activities
  • To enjoy working with other people
  • The ability to teach pupils how to do something
  • The ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
  • Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended

Personal qualities

You’ll need:

  • Sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Desired qualifications

Minimum 3 GCSEs, C and above (or 4-9) to include maths and English or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

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.

Things to consider

This apprenticeship duration is between 18 months and 2 years depending on prior learning and experience. 

You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS). https://www.gov.uk/criminal-record-checks-apply-role

Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

If your application is successful, you will be contacted by South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment.  Please ensure that you also check your junk/spam inbox for emails.

If you are successful at this stage, you will then be invited to attend an interview with the school/employer.

From 1st April 2021, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training/college.

About the employer

Mangotsfield C of E Primary School is a happy and vibrant learning community for children and staff alike. We are a larger than average school, with 21 classes and 630 children.

Mangotsfield is an outstanding school and has been newly designated as the Lead Teaching School Hub for South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. This will afford opportunities for our colleagues with up to date professional learning and development. We are also a designated English Hub and work closely with our Learning2 partner schools on a continual school improvement journey.

Employer
Mangotsfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
http://mangotsfieldprimary.org

Address
Church Farm Road
Bristol
BS16 7EY

Training

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

SGS College have embedded the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. 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 final 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, Diploma 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.

Training Provider
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Contact
Elaine Baillie[email protected]

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