Percy Shurmer Academy

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Percy Shurmer Academy (Employer)

Academies Enterprise Trust (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £203.05
37.0 hours per week Monday to Friday (Hours to be confirmed)
24 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and dedicated Teaching Assistant Apprentice, who has an interest in Deaf Education, to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff.

Responsibilities

37 hours a week and 39 weeks per year. Term Time only.

Inspire their remarkable with us.

Percy Shurmer Academy is a large two form entry primary academy. We currently have 442 pupils aged from 3 to 11 which also includes 29 children in our Nursery and a 14 place Deaf Learning Base (DLB). The school is divided into Nursery and Reception (EYFS), Years 1 - 2 (KS1) and Years 3-6 (KS2). We have been rated by Ofsted as Good (March 2020) and work closely with Montgomery Primary Academy, our partnership school sharing practices and procedures.

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and dedicated Teaching Assistant Apprentice, who has an interest in Deaf Education, to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff. You will need to be caring, enthusiastic and flexible with the ability to work under the direction of the DLB team, Class Teachers and also use your own initiative.

The successful candidate will  support our Deaf pupil with language development and communication, so they can access the curriculum, participate fully in learning, experience a sense of achievement and develop independence in learning and other aspects of school life. Working as part of a small team requires a teaching assistant who is adaptable and able to work collaboratively with members of the school and wider community. You will be working alongside the Deaf Learning Base team (DLB). As part of the apprenticeship, the school will provide British Sign Language classes for you to gain BSL qualifications.

You will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. You may also be required to complete English and maths functional skills (depending on existing qualifications). Further information about the apprenticeship programme can be found here.

Your Trainer will meet with you in the workplace every 4 weeks. In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your Manager and Trainer.

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a real job, with real variety, from day one whilst working towards a qualification. The successful candidate will have excellent people and communication skills and will be flexible to adapt to changing situations. 

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, applicants must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship. Please note: applicants must not have already completed a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship.

Please note: AET has their own in house apprenticeship scheme and do not work with any other training providers to deliver Apprenticeships.

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. 

We offer:

  • More training and development, so you can get better at what you do - Varied and stretching continuous professional development opportunities
  • More support for you and your loved ones - A health cash plan, employee loans and savings scheme, discounted gym membership and employee assistance programme
  • More technology so you can make more impact - G Suite for Education embedded throughout. Collaborative cloud technology gives you access to the latest tools, when and where it suits you. More tech enabled classrooms mean less time spent on admin
  • More reward - A generous and flexible Local Government Pension scheme for support staff
  • More possibilities - To inspire children to find their remarkable

This will be a fixed term position and the duration of the apprenticeship will be determined by the job role and current skills. The typical duration of the apprenticeship is 21 months, however, can be longer or shorter depending on existing knowledge, skills and experience, up to a maximum length of 26 months.

Closing date: Monday 19th April 2021.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Come inspire their remarkable with us, apply today by clicking the apply now button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.  

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. 

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements. Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details.

Future Prospects

Once completing the apprenticeship, you will then have experience and qualifications as a Teaching Assistant and thus in a position to further your career within education and schools.

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to communicate and relate well to both children and adults
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these

Qualities Required

  • Basic understanding of child development 
  • Learning child development and learning
  • Classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Confidentiality

Qualifications Required

GCSE maths and English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) or equivalent or willingness to work towards Functional Skills qualifications.

Training Provided

You will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. You may also be required to complete English and maths functional skills (depending on existing qualifications). Further information about the apprenticeship programme can be found here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-0 

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