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South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Contact Information:
Trudy Hillier
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Stratford Road

Tel: 01453 761135

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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 – working in Reception / Early Years - VAC001706513


Mangotsfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

The work involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools and nurseries. As a TA you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support the teacher, such as preparing the classroom.

Closing date: 16 May 2021

Apprenticeship summaryWeekly wage

Wages explained
Working week
Monday to Friday with one day college release to SGS College per week. Times to be confirmed.

Total hours per week: 30.00

Expected duration
2 years

Possible start date
01 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship level
Level 3 (A level)

Reference number

1 available

Role Profile of an Apprentice Teaching Assistant.

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.

Job Description of a Teaching Assistant

The duties will depend on your experience and training. Generally, you'll need to:

Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
Make sure that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
Support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour
Listen to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
Guide and monitor pupil progress
Help with the planning of some lessons
Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' progress
Carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources
Look after pupils who have had accidents, need help dressing or are upset
Create art displays of pupils' artwork
Provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering TA absences or going on school trips
Help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunchtime duties
Supervise other support staff
Coordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience

Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
You'll need:

A passion for working with reception/ Early Years children upon their first encounter of Primary Education
Excellent verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn
Active listening skills to understand the children’s' needs
To be flexible and open to change for working on different activities
To enjoy working with other people
The ability to teach pupils how to do something
The ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things
To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended

Personal qualities
You’ll need:

Sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children
Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Desired qualifications
Minimum 3 GCSEs, C and above (or 4-9) to include maths and English or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects
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.

Things to consider
This apprenticeship duration is between 18 months and 2 years depending on prior learning and experience.

You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).

Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website:

If your application is successful, you will be contacted by South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment.  Please ensure that you also check your junk/spam inbox for emails.

If you are successful at this stage, you will then be invited to attend an interview with the school/employer.

From 1st April 2021, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training/college.

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