Saltash Community School

Saltash Community School

£134.87 per week

Saltash and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Jul 20, 2020
Ref: SC678SM

The Apprentices Role

Saltash Community School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to support the progress and learning of all students in the department/subject area. To support the department in meeting the learning needs of all students, including those with special educational needs or disabilities. To assist the learning of students in and out of the classroom, individually or in groups. To deliver and report on intervention programmes or activities with individuals or groups, as directed by the head of department. To work in partnership with teachers and other staff to foster effective learning in all students.

The Apprentice we are looking for will be required to carry out the following roles;

1. To learn and work in accordance with the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures, and to raise any concerns.
2. To help plan, prepare and deliver programmes of learning to support individuals to meet curriculum targets.
3. To assist individuals in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes.
4. To establish supportive relationships with students and to promote acceptance and inclusion for all students.
5. To prepare, use, and maintain teaching resources, including wall displays and tidying up classrooms after activities.
6. To assist with lunch and break time supervision of students on a rota basis in accordance with the School’s Policy for Playground Supervision.
7. To assess, monitor and record students’ health, behaviour, and general well-being.
8. To administer minor first aid and attend to the physical and medical needs of students requiring specialist care, for example assisting with administering medication, etc
9. To support teachers in meeting the needs of students with social, emotional, or mental health difficulties. To support teachers in the management of students with challenging behaviour so as to prevent harm and disruption to the student or others.
10. To communicate efficiently and effectively all information.
11. To participate in staff meetings.
12. To supervise students on educational visits and outings alongside teachers and other support staff.
13. To work within all relevant school working practices, policies and procedures. To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties, especially information relating to students or staff.
14. To adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Schools Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, and Data Protection).
15. To carry out administrative tasks associated with all of the above duties, and to maintain high quality records of work.

Working Hours: Normal hours will be 8:30-15:00 with a break during the day. You will be working approximately 32.5 hours per week over 38 weeks per year.

Wages: £4.15 Per Hour. £134.87 based on 32.5 hours per week.

Holiday: 13 weeks of holiday entitlement, inline with school holidays.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 686090.

At Saltash Community School we work hard to put ‘community’ at the heart of what we do. Our TEAM core values (Tenacity, Empathy, Aspiration, Motivation) emphasise the value we place on building our community ethos, both in school, through our House system, and with the wider Saltash and Plymouth communities. Our motto is now, “Achieving More Together” and that means all of us working in partnership to provide the best possible experience for the children in our care.

Saltash.net community school is a mixed 11 to 18 academy school established in its present form in 1965, in Saltash, Cornwall, England. The school was previously maintained by the Cornwall Education Authority before 1 April 2011, when the school became an academy. In 2013 it formed Saltash Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART). The school is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking Plymouth Sound and the Tamar and Lynher rivers.

An opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right learner, on completion of your apprenticeship.

Skills Required

To be shortlisted, Applicants must be able to demonstrate;
GCSE Maths and English – A/C or 4/9.
Good organisational, communication, and ICT skills.
Able to prioritise between different tasks, work to deadlines, and to self-motivate.
Team-work and have a problem-solving approach.

Personal Qualities

Successful applicants will have be a friendly, tolerant, positive, and have a patient attitude. They also must be willing to celebrate diversity and have a strong interest in working with others to support learning and education.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE A-C or 4-9 Maths and English.

The Apprenticeship in Teaching Assistant consists of:

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard.

You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you throughout your programme, offering you support throughout. Mentoring and guidance will be given to you to enable you to succeed with your apprenticeship.
You will have regular visits from your assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training and conduct observations within your workplace.
Whilst at the Skills Group and Knowle Primary, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, with support sessions to help you with your project.

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