Sir John Hunt Community College

Sir John Hunt Community College

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - within the Music Department
Published: Jul 22, 2019
Ref: SJ647TL

Sir John Hunt Community College is looking to take on a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join the music department of this friendly school based in Whitleigh.

The Apprentice’s Role

The apprentice will be an integral part of the Sir John Hunt Music Department. They will be assisting in the teaching and learning of Music across a range of age groups from 11 – 18.

This apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity to make a genuine difference to the lives of young people, inspiring them to get more involved in Music and promoting positive experiences within a school environment.

At times you will support extra-curricular music events and productions held by the Health & Creative Technologies team; as well as assisting with the supervision of lunch and after school clubs.

The college uses a variety of IT equipment within the teaching of Music, so a strong understanding of IT will be advantageous.

Your duties will include:

• To set up music-based activities and clear away resources as guided by teaching staff
• To support College groups and individuals in the classroom environment and on a one-to-one basis as required
• To assist in the creation of a fun, positive and inclusive teaching environment, where young people feel safe and learn well
• To assist in preparing, using and maintaining relevant teaching resources, including wall displays
• To develop positive relationships and act as a role model to others at all times
• To assist with lunch and break time supervision of students on a rota basis
• To accompany students on educational visits and outings as supervised by the teacher or senior person responsible
• To assist in whole College events
• To support extra-curricular music productions and events
• To work with small groups of students, aiding the recording of coursework
• To look after specific music ICT equipment, ensuring that hardware and software is functioning correctly
• To look after specific music equipment and instruments, ensuring that they are maintained and functioning correctly

Working Hours: The working hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, these hours may vary. This totals 40 hours per week.

Wages: £156.00 per week, based on a 40 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 or call us on 01752 332442

At Sir John Hunt each child is valued and nurtured. We know all of our students as individuals ensuring they are happy at school, feel safe, enjoy learning, are challenged and make the best of their talents. Our commitment to your child's success is supported by a team of hard working staff and a supportive governing body.

Our standards and expectations are high. We expect students to respect themselves, each other, the environment and be a credit to our community. We are shaping the citizens of the future. We want our students to be proud of who they are and have a sense of belonging in being part of our school community. For each of our students to be the very best and make the most of the opportunities we need your support and encouragement.

Our students are challenged and supported in their learning. We celebrate their success and achievements. We encourage our students to believe in themselves.

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

Experience of working within an educational context would be advantageous, however a determination to see young people succeed is of the utmost importance. Strong organisational, communication and team work skills will form a key element of the position, with the successful candidate anticipated to regularly utilise their skills in forward planning and initiative.

An ability to motivate and inspire young people in striving towards their full potential will form an essential part of this role, with the ability to plan and adapt sessions to keep them fun, engaging and exciting being important.

Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate will be a caring and motivated individual, who will be required to create an inclusive learning environment.

Prior Qualifications

GCSEs at grades A-C (or equivalent) in maths and English are required as part of the induction process with Skills Group.

No other formal qualifications are required as full training will be provided. It would however be advantageous for the successful applicant to have an interest in the Sport and Education sectors, in addition to previous coaching experience or activity leadership. National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications would be advantageous, however a passion for sport is essential.

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:

•Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
•Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Maths (Level 1) and ICT (Level 1)


•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