Teaching Assistants Required

Teaching Assistants Required

£144.30 - £192.40 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant
Published: Sep 16, 2022
Ref: GEN001

We have a number of fantastic opportunities available in Plymouth and surrounding areas for Teaching Assistant Apprentices to start in September 2021.

The Apprentice’s Role

  • Provide support for pupils, including those with additional needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • To assist with the display and presentation of pupils’ work
  • To assist pupils during a range of learning activities such as assessments and physical education
  • Attend school meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom
  • Undertake pupils record keeping which will include recording pupils responses to learning activities as agreed with the Teacher
  • Promote self-esteem and independence
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour, deal promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Provide assistance with pupil first aid and welfare issues such as look after sick pupils and liaise with parents
  • To respect professional confidentiality

Please note this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Working Hours: 30-40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, specific hours will be arranged at interview.

Wages: £144.30 – £192.40 per week, £4.81 per hour, wages will vary depending on hours worked

We have a number of fantastic opportunities available for anyone looking to take their first steps into Education, so if they really want to make a difference to the students’ future and want to flourish, be creative and work with inspirational professionals, then please apply today.

After having completed this apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress onto higher level qualifications or broaden you skill set with your employer.

Skills Required

You will need to have excellent communication skills as you may be dealing with a range of different people with differing abilities and needs. Alongside this, you will need to be able to listen carefully, follow instruction and have a keen interest in supporting young people to succeed. The successful apprentice should also possess good administrative and IT skills.

Personal Qualities

In order to be successful for one of these roles, you will need to be patient, compassionate and resourceful with a resilient nature. You will also need to be calm, confident and demonstrate a professional approach in your dealings with young people, staff, parents and external agencies.

Prior Qualifications

Desired qualifications are GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C (4/5) or above.

Additional Requirements

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
Learner Well Being

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.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have regular visits from your assessor who will monitor your progress and conduct observations within your workplace.

Whilst at Skills Group, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge/theory based, with support sessions to help you complete the required tasks.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School