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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Job description

The Apprentice Teaching Assistant based at Bluecoat Wollaton Academy will work within the Learning Support faculty, working with students in order to improve the quality of learning and foster the participation of students in the social and academic aspects of academy life.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join a high achieving, successful and forward-looking team of staff.

Duties will include (but not limited to):

  • The Apprentice Teaching Assistant will work within the Learning Support faculty, working with students in order to improve the quality of learning and foster the participation of students in the social and academic aspects of academy life

The successful candidates:

  • Will work with teachers and teaching assistants to provide support in the delivery of our learning support provision
  • Providing support and leading activities with either individuals or groups of students to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and cognitive development
  • Opportunities for further professional development are excellent

The Learning Support Team is led by the Executive SENCo for Learning Support & SEN supported by SENCo’s at each of the Trust’s sites. The Learning Support teams consist of committed and professional teachers and teaching assistants with a variety of experience within and beyond the academy. The team is the largest in any city school or academy in Nottingham and supports students of all abilities across the 11-18 age range.

Archway Learning Trust is a highly successful Trust, with an expanding number of academies covering the ages of 3-19 and operating across a growing number of campuses. The growth and development of our Multi-Academy Trust makes this an excellent opportunity to join us, as we seek to serve a growing number of young people across the region.

In return we can offer:

  • Employee benefits and well-being scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice bus pass scheme

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check, Barred List check, the receipt of satisfactory references and any other statutory checks that are required for the post. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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: 09/09/2019

Possible start date: 10/09/2019

Skills required

  • Being able to work under pressure dealing with conflicting demands
  • Possessing a customer service focus

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A*-D/9-4 min grade 3 or equivalent desired.

Candidate requirements

Candidate will be required to have a full DBS check before commencing work at the school.

The Apprentice will receive a one off £200 business dress clothing allowance.

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.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and monthly day release.

Training provided

Training to follow the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Framework:

  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT if needed
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Future progression

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

Employer information

Archway Learning Trust is a highly successful Trust, with an expanding number of academies covering the ages of 3-19 and operating across a growing number of campuses. The growth and development of our Multi-Academy Trust makes this an excellent opportunity to join us, as we seek to serve a growing number of young people across the region.

Address details:

Bluecoat Wollaton Academy
Sutton Passeys Crescent
Nottingham
NG8 1EA

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Reference number VAC001555342
Working week Monday - Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm - during term time
(37 hours per week)
Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £144.30 (Weekly) Minimum wage rates