Academies Enterprise Trust

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Academies Enterprise Trust (Employer)

Academies Enterprise Trust (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £152.00
32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday (Hours to be confirmed)
24 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
30 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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

Responsibilities

32.5 hours per week 

Inspire their remarkable at Meadstead Primary Academy

Pupils are welcoming, polite and respectful. They are well cared for and they are proud of their school. Ofsted Jan 2019

Staff are highly supportive of leaders and work together well to support the pupils and each other. Staff say, ‘We are a really good team, a family. We work closely together.’ Ofsted Jan 2019

The headteacher supports pupils and their parents well. She ensures that they are at the forefront of decisions, reinforcing the ethos of the school. Ofsted Jan 2019

If you want to teach in an academy with children who have positive attitudes to learning, supportive leadership and tailored professional learning opportunities then we want to hear from you!

Here at Meadstead Primary Academy, we have a special and unique learning community that is proud to serve the village of Royston, and surrounding areas. Our staff commute not just from Barnsley, but from Wakefield, Doncaster, Sheffield and beyond.

The children benefit from the academy having a shared ethos of remarkable teaching and learning, a keen focus on improving maths, literacy and social capital across our curriculum and a Specialised Resourced Provision that is fully inclusive within the Academy through a personalised approach.  

We are looking to appoint a self-motivated and highly committed Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work within our schools at an exciting time of change.  

 After receiving guidance and training you will:

  • Support the activities of individuals or groups.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups.
  • Contribute to individual Education Plans as appropriate.
  • Support pupils during learning activities.
  • Promote pupils’ social and emotional development.
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils.
  • Provide support for bilingual/ multilingual pupils (where appropriate to the focus of the role).
  • Support children with specific needs (where appropriate to the focus of the role), for example, sensory and/ or physical impairment, cognitive or learning difficulties, behavioural, emotional and social development needs, communication and interaction difficulties.
  • Support for Gifted and Talented pupils.
  • Support pupils with literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Support pupils to access the curriculum.
  • Support the development and effectiveness of teamwork within the school environment.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with other professionals.
  • Liaise with parents as appropriate.
  • Review and develop own professional practice.
  • Work as required across the curriculum and in all Key Stages within the school in accordance with the job.

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 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 post is fixed-term and is required as soon as possible.

Closing date: Friday 30th May 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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