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Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2834

Location:
Minster (

CT12 4PS

)

Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship

04/11/2021

Closing date: 23/12/2021
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2834

EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION

At Minster Church of England Primary School, children thrive in a secure and happy atmosphere.  They are fully supported and nurtured from when they join us until they leave our care.

We encourage strong links between home and school for all our children and their families. We believe in school and home working together effectively, for the benefit of all our children.

Please click here to see the employer’s website.

Travel Information: The school is based in the village of Minster, just outside Ramsgate.  The village is served by regular bus and train services.

DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY

This is a great opportunity to build up teaching assistant experience whilst working in a friendly and welcoming school consistently rated as “Good” by OFSTED.

As the Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant you will play a key role in the school’s ongoing success by supporting the class teacher to deliver learning aims to pupils in line with the National Curriculum, whilst completing the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard.

The Apprentice Teaching Assistant is required to carry out or be involved with the following tasks:

  • Support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children.
  • Ensure children attain the targets set under their individual educational programmes.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe working environment.
  • Making sure that equipment, resources and materials are set out on time and as per instructions.
  • Assist teacher with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils.
  • Be aware of and support differences to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Provide clerical/admin support (e.g. typing, photocopying, display, collection and recording of money etc.)
  • Undertake basic record keeping in respect of pupil learning, behaviour management, child protection etc.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting.
  • Implement behaviour management programmes.
  • Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school.
  • Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings.
  • Manage classroom activities safely ensuring that the physical learning space and the resources in it are conducive to pupil learning.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy.

WAGE

£129 per week

The wage for this position is the apprenticeship wage of £4.30 per hour; after 12 months this will rise to the National Minimum Wage.

HOURS

30 working hours per week:

Monday – Friday: 08:45 – 15:15

Includes an half hour lunchbreak (unpaid) and morning break (paid)

20% off the job training will be split across two afternoons each week.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Good standard of general education.
  • Good numeracy and literature skills.
  • Previous experience of working with children an advantage.
  • Use basic technology (computer, video, photocopier)
  • Awareness of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage the behaviour of young children in a calm and disciplined manner
  • Enthusiasm and interest in variety of activities
  • Ability to work professionally and respect confidentiality
  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.
  • Committed to Inclusive Education

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Smart appearance
  • Good sense of humour
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and innovative
  •  Well organised and efficient
  •  A team player
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy
  • Good influencing skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Minimum grade C / 4 in English and Maths GCSE or equivalent.

FUTURE PROSPECTS

  • Potential for permanent employment for the right candidate.
  • Opportunity to progress to higher level apprenticeships.
  • Being an apprentice will help you develop professional skills whilst earning a salary with some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Gain professional skills and experience to enhance your CV and make it more attractive to potential employers.

TRAINING PROVIDED

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – 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.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2021, the NMW for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.


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