APPRENTICE TEACHING ASSISTANT (LEVEL 3/ADVANCED)
At Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School, we believe in the concept of life long learning and the notion that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching, we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.
Description of vacancy
This is a great opportunity to build up teaching experience whilst working with a highly successful school in the picturesque village of Kingsdown, near Deal.
Rated “Outstanding” during its most recent OFSTED inspection, Kingsdown & Ringswould C of E Primary is a supportive and inspiring environment for pupils and staff alike to develop.
As the Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant you will play a key role in the school’s ongoing success by supporting the class teacher to deliver learning aims to pupils in line with the National Curriculum, whilst completing the Teaching Assistant Level 3 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 behavior 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, behavior management, child protection etc.
- Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting.
- Implement behavior 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 behavior, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy.
£139.75 per week
Monday to Friday 8.30 to 3.30pm
20 minute paid morning break
30 minute unpaid lunch break
20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as “Off the Job Training”
- Good standard of general education.
- Good numeracy and literature skills.
- Previous experience of working with children an advantage.
- Use basic technology (computer, video, photocopier)
- Awareness of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.
- Ability to manage the behaviour of young children in a calm and disciplined manner.
- Enthusiasm and interest in variety of activities.
- Ability to work professionally and respect confidentiality.
- Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.
- Committed to Inclusive Education.
- Good organisational skills.
- Flexibility and initiative.
- Ability to work well in a team.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Sense of humour.
- Reliable and punctual.
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.