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Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Education and Teaching
Number of vacancies:
Sir Robert Geffery's School
Salary per week:
Monday - Friday, hours between 08:30 - 16:30. 30 hours per week.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the experienced and passionate team at Sir Robert Geffery’s school in Landrake and build a foundation for a long-lasting career in education.
Their aim is to provide an environment in which children can develop with confidence and imagination, and in which learning is a really enjoyable experience. They also seek to stimulate and inspire children, to develop an enthusiasm which they can carry with them into their secondary education. With this enthusiasm they can also develop their good citizenship within society in general.
As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will be working to support the teachers and to enhance pupils’ learning. This will include ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives, and stay on task in order to make progress.
You will work as part of a team to ensure pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment whilst upholding the employers Christian values and beliefs which are expressed through a loving, caring and safe environment – and with a family atmosphere that encourages a sense of belonging.
You will have the chance to gain valuable work experience and develop a wide range of skills and experience. 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.
Duties for this role will include:
- Assisting teaching staff with their day to day activities
- Developing strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning
- Complying with policy and procedures for sharing confidential information and know when and where to seek advice
- Helping set up the learning environment for the daily programme and helping to tidy away at the end of the session, ensuring that all equipment is clean and safe at all times
- To be aware of any special needs a child may have and to familiarise oneself with relevant play and learning plans
- Attending training courses
- To advise children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation
- Assisting with lunchtime and after school clubs
- Upholding the employer’s values and ethos at all times
You will work to instil a lasting love, enthusiasm, and zest for learning in the students through experiencing an exciting curriculum.
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:
- Effective written and oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals
- Ability to work as part of a team and using own initiative
- Able to use office equipment
- Hardworking and enthusiastic
- A passion for education
- Willingness to learn and develop one’s own skills and knowledge
- A friendly, flexible approach
- GCSE’s in English & maths at grade 4/C or above, or equivalent
- Suitability to work with young children (an enhanced DBS check will be performed prior to you starting the role)
There may be the potential for full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.