APPRENTICE TEACHING ASSISTANT (LEVEL 3/ADVANCED)
The Gordon Children’s Academy is based in the Strood area. Our Junior and Infant school work closely together to ensure that all staff and children work together as one. We are lucky enough have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school.
We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too.
We have high expectations of behaviour and we recognise that it is our responsibility to listen to the children verbally or by interpreting their behaviour. Pupils of Gordon’s Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in, we encourage use of a creative curriculum and all children enjoy decorating their classroom whilst they focus on a particular topic across the curriculum.
Description of Vacancy
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who would like to work with all aged children as well as a desire to support pupils to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.
£4.30 per hour
35 hours per week paid pro rota.
Monday to Friday 8:20am to 3:50pm.
Term time only.
20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as “Off the Job Training”
- Personable and able to communicate well.
- Experience working in a classroom.
- Knowledge of the EYFS Curriculum.
- Good time keeping.
- Smart appearance.
- Determined to succeed.
5 GCSE Grades 4 – 9 or A – C including English and Maths.
post 16 qualifications
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.
Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.
KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.