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Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2752

Location:
Rochester (

ME2 2JP

)

Kent Training & Apprenticeships

15/10/2020

Closing date: 26/11/2020
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2752

EMPLOYER DESCRIPTION

We put the children first in everything that we do and have a fun time doing it. Our children are amazing, and the staff work hard on a daily basis to show them what they are capable of achieving. We believe wholeheartedly that they can do whatever they set their mind to and love challenging them so that they often end up surprising themselves.
At Cedar, we have a set of attributes that we want all children to have mastered as they move through the school with us. They are for the pupils to be:
Considerate (kind, respectful of others, thoughtful, empathetic and tolerant)
Enthusiastic (motivated, excited to learn, willing to try, positive and curious)
Determined (know they can do it, be a problem solver, be resourceful and show ambition)
Assured (happy to be in school, confident, brave, not over-reliant on adults and willing to take risks)
Resilient (not willing to give up, wanting to have another go, overcoming barrier and setbacks)

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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 with primary 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 the 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.

WAGE

£145.25 per week working 35 hours per week (this will be paid pro-rata).

HOURS

We will be looking for someone who can work from 8:20 am to 3:50 pm, Monday to Friday. Term time only. (these hours may vary) 2 Year Contract.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Knowledge of Ofsted and the Curriculum would also be desirable.

Personable and able to communicate well.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Good timekeeping and of smart appearance.
  • Have good/excellent communication skills in order to build 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 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

GCSE A-C or equivalent qualifications in English and Maths.

TRAINING PROVIDED

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship and Functional Skills if appropriate.

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant/

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 2020, the NMW for Apprentices is £4.15 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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