TEACHING ASSISTANT APPRENTICE (LEVEL 3/ADVANCED)
At Wincheap Foundation Primary School, we strive to provide all our children with a rich, varied and exciting curriculum with a broad range of stimulating learning experiences. We particularly value the arts and are proud to hold Artsmark Gold in recognition of our achievements in this area.
We employ specialist art and music teachers to teach these important subjects across the school and enjoy regularly inviting parents into school to celebrate their children’s successes through productions, class assemblies and innovate challenge exhibitions, and events such as Rockestra and Festival on the Field.
All of our children benefit from outdoor learning all year round in our fabulous forest school taught by a full-time specialist teacher and set within our extensive school grounds. In upper KS2, all children have weekly Spanish lessons where they develop the confidence to communicate both through spoken and written language, as well as learning about the life and culture in Spanish-speaking countries around the world.
The role is based in the Wincheap area of Canterbury, conveniently within walking distance of the city centre and nearest bus / train stations.
Description of vacancy
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly and inclusive school based within walking distance from Canterbury city centre.
As the Apprentice Teaching Assistant, your role will primarily be to support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children whilst demonstrating the school’s values in your approach.
Daily tasks will include helping maintain a safe working space, assisting with learning activities, and helping ensure good behaviours of pupils.
Alongside your day-to-day work you will complete the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, which will serve as a solid foundation from which to build your teaching career.
Apprentice Teaching Assistant is required to carry out or be involved with the following tasks:
- Support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children.
- Ensure children attain the targets set under their individual educational programmes.
- Ensure the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe working environment.
- Making sure that equipment, resources and materials are set out on time and as per instructions.
- Assist teacher with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils.
- Be aware of and support differences to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
- Provide clerical/admin support (e.g. typing, photocopying, display, collection and recording of money etc.)
- Undertake basic record keeping in respect of pupil learning, behaviour management, child protection etc.
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting.
- Implement behaviour management programmes.
- Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school.
- Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings.
- Manage classroom activities safely ensuring that the physical learning space and the resources in it are conducive to pupil learning.
- Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy.
£4.30 per hour for the first 12 months then NMLW for the remainder of time on programme.
This is a term-time only role (39 working weeks and 44 paid weeks per year) and salary will be paid in 12 equal monthly payments of £522.30.
32.5 working hours per week, term-time only
Working hours: Monday – Friday 8.00 – 3.15
Includes 45 minutes’ worth of unpaid breaks each day
20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as “Off the Job Training”
- Numeracy, literacy skills and basic IT skills.
- Ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.
- Ability to work on one’s own initiative, make decisions, prioritise workload and organise an effective work schedule.
- Ability to motivate children by establishing empathetic and supportive working relationships.
- Display awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children.
- Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, and school staff.
- Adaptability, flexibility and ability to work constructively as part of a team.
- Sense of humour.
Successful candidate should hold minimum grade C / 4 in GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths
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.