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Apprentice Early Years/KS1 Teaching Assistant (Foundation and Year 1)
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St Andrews C Of E School
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Developing a passion for learning within a caring community is the heart of our Foundation vision. Oracy, speech, language and communication form a key part of our Foundation and Key Stage 1 offer. Child initiated play set within our ‘Tribe School’ and outdoor education provision links our curriculum offer to our locality. Our grounds include a woodland area, brook and an apple orchard.
The school has strong links with the local community and the local church of St Andrew’s.
- To work in the Foundation/Year 1 classroom to provide close supervision for 1:1 and small group work
- Undertake agreed activities
- Prepare resources
- Support class teacher lead and work with Foundation/Year 1 team to ensure needs of all the children are being addressed
- A willingness to share ideas and contribute to the development of the whole school
- Willingness to support or lead a group/club at lunchtime or after school
St Andrew’s CofE Primary School – Employer.
Education – primary. 200 children on role.
At the end of your apprenticeship you will have achieved a nationally recognised qualification and gained valuable work experience that could provide a range of openings for your chosen career.
Over the 15-18-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:
- Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge
- Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.
Qualities and skills:
- Good communication skills with adults and children
- Ability to work as part of a team, experience of working with children
- Willing and able to take on new ideas and initiatives
- Enjoys working as a team
- Personable and professional
- Able to use initiative
- Ability to plan effectively, to assess pupil progress and keep effective records
- Enthusiastic and flexible
- Can develop effective relationships with children and is sympathetic to the individuals needs of children depending upon their circumstance or additional needs
- Sympathetic to the ethos of the Church of England and willing to promote these values with the children
- GCSE or equivalent to grade 4/C or above in maths and English
There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.
Things to consider
We are a school with an outdoor education focus.
We are a school strongly committed to our Christian Distinctiveness.
We are a mile away from the nearest bus stop, so being able to drive is advantageous but not essential. Please ensure that you can attend in a safe and timely manner.