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Apprentice SEN Teaching Assistant

Job description

The Huntingdon Academy is looking to offer a hard-working and committed candidate with a genuine interest in teaching and learning the opportunity to join their team as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to begin a career in education. This role will include working with children aged 4-5 in our Early Years Reception classes with special educational needs.

The roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively and constructively with the whole school team
  • Promote community cohesion and cultural diversity encompassing a full understanding of the school’s ethos
  • Comprehend appropriate levels of learning resources to identify and help address weakness, consolidate strengths and develop individualised expectations
  • Recognise different stages of child development through school, e.g. transition between key stages
  • Learn how to use a range of strategies to gain the best from each student
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Build a relationship with other teachers, staff and parents
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievements/progress as directed
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and improve personal skill set
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching
  • Understand the current curriculum
  • Recognise, adapt and respond to all pupils encompassing SEN/emotional vulnerabilities, for example, use Makaton, visual timetables. - Undertake all mandatory training e.g. safeguarding

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 23/12/2022

Possible start date: 05/01/2023

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Patience

  • GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths A*-C/ 9-4 (Essential)

  • Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3 -
  • End point assessment as part of the programme - further details in the link above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths if not exempt.
  • The training and qualifications are based in the workplace, no attendance at college required. Employers are required to give apprentices 20% off the job training included in their paid working hours so that equates to one day per week to work on their apprenticeship tasks set by the Assessor

Possible permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Employer information

As a school, we are outward looking and forward thinking and always looking for ways to improve through training, learning from best practice, partnership working and effective coaching. This has led to several recent successes such as achieving Investors in People: Platinum and becoming a Voice 21 Oracy Hub School.

Address details:

Huntingdon Academy
Alfred Street Central
St Ann's

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Reference number VAC1000106331
Working week Monday - Thursday - 8am - 4.15pm.
Friday - 7.45am - 3.30pm
Term time only.
Total hours per week: 37.5
Expected duration 18 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Teaching Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £9,379.50 (Annually)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).