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Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 2/Intermediate) – KT&A2573

Location:
Chatham (

ME4 5JB

)

Kent Training & Apprenticeships

16/10/2019

Closing date: 28/11/2019
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2573

EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION

The Victory Academy, is part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) we are committed to an ethos of excellence and a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of thinking skills.

At The Victory Academy, we are privileged to work in a stunning learning environment with excellent resources. Our belief is that each person is unique – every member of our community has gifts and talents that we seek to grow and channel. Our job is to find and foster these for all. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum geared towards ensuring that your child will be a dynamic member of society when they leave the Academy.

We want our students to flourish and this can only happen with the support of our parents and staff working together. We know our approach and ethos changes lives and pathways. We are an inclusive Academy committed to excellence with a passion.

For more information about working at The Victory Academy please see the below link to our online video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQkO1oQcaUE&feature=youtu.be

Click here to see the employer’s website.

DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to assist within our teaching team. This job will be varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work with a variety of students and staff across the school.

We would like to receive applications from those who would like to work secondary school aged children as well as a desire to support pupils to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.

  • Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher,
  • Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session,
  • Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of students, both educationally and socially,
  • Keep up to date written records for supported pupils,
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in students to assist their education and growth,
  • Participate and supervise students during off site activities
  • Make materials and resources for teachers or pupils as directed by the class teacher, and assist where necessary with mounting of work and displays,
  • Assist where necessary with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective teaching,
  • To undertake lunchtime duties,
  • To attend training sessions as requested by SLT,
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by SLT.

Travel Information

Nearest Station is Chatham train station, but there is a 25 minute walk from the station to the school. There are various buses that travel within walking distance to the school including 113,166,177,176 and 164.

WAGE

£129.50 per week working 35 hours per week.  (This will be paid pro rota.)

HOURS

We will be looking for someone who can work from 8:20am to 3:50pm, Monday to Friday. Term time only.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Knowledge of Ofsted and the Curriculum would also be desirable.

Personable and able to communicate well.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Good time keeping and of smart appearance.

Have good/excellent communication skills in order to build a rapport and relationships with students and staff

Be able to maintain confidentiality at all times and to observe Data Protection guidelines

Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations

Have good/excellent communication skills in order to build a rapport and relationships with students and staff

Be approachable and dependable

Be flexible  in your approach to work

Have a commitment to safeguarding students

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Ideally GCSE A – C or equivalent qualifications.

TRAINING PROVIDED

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

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 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 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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