Hall Green School

Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)

Hall Green School (Employer)

South & City College Birmingham (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £139.75
32.5 hours per week Hours per week exclude lunch. 1 day per week College attendance. 8.45am - 3.15pm Monday to Friday (Term Time only).
24 months (duration)
6 January 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
12 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you looking to start your career within a supportive teaching environment? Hall Green School are currently looking to recruit a conscientious and professional apprentice to join the school as a Teaching Assistant.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be a reliable, enthusiastic and a flexible team-player who can communicate well with staff and pupils alike.  The duties and responsibilities attached to this post are as follows:

To aid pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own by, for example:

  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils’ needs
  • Assisting in weaker areas as appropriate e.g. speech and language, behaviour, reading, spelling, numeracy, handwriting/presentation etc.
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Meeting pupils’ physical needs while encouraging independence e.g. help pupils to change for PE lessons or swimming, help with mobility around the school, clean and reassure pupils after accidental soiling of clothes
  • Meeting pupils’ personal and intimate care needs: e.g.  support the day-to-day toileting needs of male pupils, manual handling of pupils, changing and disposing of incontinence pads, inserting and removal of catheters, intimate cleaning following toileting, and changing soiled clothing and to administer medication when required
  • To establish supportive relationships with the pupil(s) concerned
  • To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil(s) with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • Monitor the pupils’ response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes

To support the pupil(s) in:

  • Developing social skills
  • Use of ICT in learning activities

To support non-teaching time supervision e.g. duty times.

Most importantly, we are looking for a candidate who shares the school’s approach and commitment to the success and wellbeing of its young people. You are warmly invited to speak to the Senior Leader responsible for Inclusion and to make an appointment to visit the school in action.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak and write fluently in English is an essential requirement for this role.

Hall Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all those working at the School to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to the following checks: enhanced DBS, Childcare Disqualification (where applicable), a prohibition from teaching (where applicable), qualifications (where applicable), medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will also be required to provide two suitable references.

Future Prospects

We may have a requirement for a permanent member of staff within the team after successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Reality Check

As a Teaching Assistant, you are responsible for the safety and support of students in and out of the classroom. Our SEND Team support our students with additional physical and or learning needs, discretion and professionalism is very important.

You will also require an Enhanced DBS Check as part of your application to the vacancy.

Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be required to undertake additional training, attend team meetings and process through our Induction Programme to successfully work within the school. This may include areas such as Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Prevent training etc.

Skills Required

  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Good communication skills to interact professionally with pupils, teaching staff and other colleagues
  • Ability to work without supervision and use your own initiative
  • Good timekeeping 

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work individually and as part of an effective team
  • Optimistic and positive attitude
  • Discretion and patience when working with students with additional learning needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Undertake additional training as and when required
  • Knowledge of and commitment to equal opportunity issues as they relate to education and schools
  • The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Qualifications Required

  • Must have GCSE Grade C (4) or equivalent in both English and maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in both English and maths
  • Teaching Assistant Level 1 or 2 will be desirable

Training Provided

College day will be 1 day a week based at South & City College Birmingham - Hall Green Campus.

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard apprenticeship one day per week based at South and City College Birmingham - Hall Green Campus
  • Apprentices without English and maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment
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