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Apprentice Teaching Assistant


Job description

King Edwin Primary School are looking to recruit a hardworking and ambitious teaching assistant to join their lively and friendly school.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to begin a career in education. Working primarily with children aged 4-11 the roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide in class support during lessons
  • Provide targeted support and intervention for groups of children and individuals
  • Recognise different stages of child development through school, e.g. transition between key stages
  • Helping supervise the children in the classroom
  • Understand the need to accurately observe, record and report on pupil’s participation, conceptual understanding and progress to improve practice and assessment for different groups of pupils
  • Help with lesson planning
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding
  • Use school computer systems, including specialist software e.g. online registration, intervention programmes and management information systems
  • Build appropriate relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents, adults and stakeholders
  • Undertake safeguarding training every 3 years
  • Promote community cohesion and cultural diversity encompassing a full understanding of the school’s ethos

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore you will be based at the employers address most of the time. You will only need to attend college in Nottingham City Centre for initial assessments and a few other rare occasions.

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: 28/02/2020

Possible start date: 02/03/2020

Skills required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with adults and children from all different backgrounds
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Professional

Qualifications required

A*-C/9-4 GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent).

Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

Training provided

  • Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3
  • A standard includes an End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills Level 2 maths/English

Future progression

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship or progression onto a level 3 qualification.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

Additional question
Can you travel comfortably to the position?

Employer information

King Edwin Primary School offers a rich, varied and inclusive learning experience which covers every aspect of a child’s development, extending well beyond the classroom and reaching out into our local and global communities. Our school Vision represents the very ‘essence’ of King Edwin Primary School. Written and developed by children, staff, parents and governors; our vision underpins all that we are and aspire to be.

Address details:

King Edwin Primary School
Fourth Avenue
NG21 9NS

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Reference number VAC001599486
Working week 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Friday

(32.5 hours per week)

Expected duration 24 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Teaching Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £126.75 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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