What will the apprentice be doing?
- To develop an understanding of the learning needs of students and use this knowledge to support them to become independent learners in the classroom
- To take into account a student’s learning needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, and use of equipment and materials
- To develop the study and organisational skills of students, enabling them to remain focused in lessons and be able to execute tasks effectively
- To monitor students’ responses to learning activities and progress towards targets, record achievement and feedback to teachers and the SENCo as required.
- Assist in the implementation and tracking of student targets
- To provide support for student’s emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour
and demonstrating high expectations, in line with the Academies’ Behaviour policy
- To assist with the general pastoral care of the students, and be assigned as a co-tutor to work with a form group
- To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
- To contribute to the review of academy policies as appropriate.
- To accompany nursery and teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
- To attend and participate in relevant meetings
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- During your apprenticeship (typically 21 months - this will be determined by your existing qualifications and/or experience) you will be assigned a trainer and will work towards the teaching assistant apprenticeship standard (level 3) which has highly transferable knowledge, skills and behaviours which can be applied across all sectors. You may also be required to complete Maths and English functional skills (this will be determined by your existing qualifications)
- Your trainer will meet with you virtually every two weeks with onsite observations and formal reviews taking place every 12 weeks
- You will fully commit to the 20% off-the-job training requirements of the post alongside your normal day-to-day job
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Opportunity to advance in the workplace or go onto Higher Education
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Patience
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (grade C or above)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 (grade C or above)) Desired