Burraton Community Primary School

Burraton Community Primary School

£117.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Feb 14, 2020
Ref: BP623TL

This exciting school in Saltash are keen to appoint a Teaching Assistant to assist classroom based taught sessions in the Early Years department.

The Apprentice’s Role

You will be involved in setting up activities and clearing away resources as guided by teaching staff. You will be supporting school groups and individuals in the classroom environment and on a one-to-one basis as required. You will be assisting in the creation of a fun, positive and inclusive learning environment, where young people feel safe and assist in preparing, using and maintaining relevant teaching resources, including wall displays and cleaning up classrooms after activities.
Along with developing positive relationships and acting as a role model to others at all times, you will assist with lunch and break time supervision of students on a rota basis and accompany students on educational visits and outings as supervised by the teacher or senior person responsible.

Compliance with all school policies and a commitment to Safeguarding will be an essential requirement of this role. Experience of working within an educational context would be advantageous, however a determination to support young people is more important.

Working Hours: The required working hours will be 30-40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Specific shifts will be negotiated with the school.

Wages: £117.00 per week, based on a 30 hour week. Any additional hours worked over 40 hours per week will be paid at the National Minimum Wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442

At Burraton, we aim to provide our children with a safe, secure environment in which they can take risks with their learning. Every day, they are supported in developing skills and attitudes which help them to develop in confidence and independence. When children leave us, we want them to have a love of learning which will stay with them throughout life.

Enjoyment, challenge and activity are at the heart of successful learning and we endeavour to achieve this through a broad and balanced curriculum which allows children to reach their potential. We want our children to be the very best they can be!

This employer is very keen to progress all staff members through the bespoke training opportunities they offer and can host superb professional development opportunities within the education sector.

Skills Required:

Good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, strong organisational skills, basic ICT skills.

Personal Qualities:

The ability to motivate and inspire young people is additionally of the utmost importance and will be achieved through good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.

Prior Qualifications:

A-C (9-4) Math and English GCSE are expected of the successful candidate.

The Apprenticeship in Level 3 Teaching Assistant includes:
• Level 3 Teaching Assistant
• Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Maths (Level 1) and ICT (Level 1)
Mandatory
• Child and young person development
• Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
• Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
• Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Schools organisations
• Help improve own and team practice in schools
• Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
• Support children and young people’s health and safety
• Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
• Support learning activities

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