Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Kings Forest Primary advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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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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 Applicants should apply via the Apprenticeship website at www.apprenticeships.org.uk, however if they require any further information, they are welcome to contact  Nikki Mann on 01453 761100 /  nikki.mann@sgscol.ac.uk or Natalie Zullo on 0117 909 2234 / Natalie.zullo@sgscol.ac.uk

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Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Kings Forest Primary - VAC001705593


King's Forest Primary School

An excellent opportunity to work within this educational setting, within the infant class at Kings Forest Primary School! Future progression routes could include Teaching, Occupational/Speech therapy.

Closing date: 16 May 2021

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

Wages explained
Working week
30 hours Monday-Friday, with a day release to the Filton Campus of SGS College. Times TBC.

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 a 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:

Excellent verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn
Active listening skills to understand the children’s' needs
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
To be flexible and open to change for working on different activities
To enjoy working with other people

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

The duration will be between 18 months and 2 years depending on the prior learning and experience of the applicant
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

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