Typical Job titles:
Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Specialist Support Assistant and Support for Specialist Curriculum Areas
Typically 18 months
Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils' learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils' well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
Whilst any entry requirements will be a matter for individual employers, typically an apprentice might be expected to have already achieved 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading). Some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
|Knowledge||What is Required:|
|Understanding how pupils learn and develop|
|Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning|
|Keeping Children Safe in Education|
|Skills||What is Required:|
|Developing strategies for support|
|Communication and team work|
|Working with teachers to accurately assess|
|Problem solving/ability to motivate pupils|
What is Required:
Building relationships/ embracing change
Adding value to education
Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
Professional standards and personal accountability
Team working, collaboration/ engagement
Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.
As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.
The apprenticeship Standard will be reviewed after a maximum of 3 years
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