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Employer: The Park Schools Federation

Salary: Apprenticeship wage

Hours: 37 hours per week working term time 8.15-4.40 Mon-Fri

Closing Date: 5pm, Thursday November 30th, 2017

Park school Federation, we aim to offer our children the very best opportunities, where every child can achieve their full potential through a commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning. This is promoted through our school motto “Pride in all we do”

Our students understand that success is accessible to all and there is no limit to what they can achieve.  Our whole school community is rooted in a shared ethos of high expectations; working together to support our children to become responsible members of the community.  Our expectations are high; we offer quality first teaching and an enriched curriculum which engages and excites children to drive their own learning with increasing independence.

THE VACANCY

The school is seeking to appoint several committed and enthusiastic Apprentice Teaching Assistants to join a high achieving, successful and forward-looking team of staff. The Apprentices will work across the school, working with students to improve the quality of learning and foster the participation of students in the social and academic aspects of academy life.

 Successful candidates will work with teachers and teaching assistants to provide support in the delivery of our learning support provision, providing support and leading activities with either individuals or groups of students to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and cognitive development. Opportunities for further professional development are excellent with 9/10 apprentices securing permanent posts at the end of the apprenticeship.

Job Purpose

  • To work with students within the primary school as part of a team under the direction of a line manager to:
  • Improve the quality of learning and foster the participation of students in the social and academic processes of the federation
  • Seek to enable students to become more independent learners;
  • Help raise the standards of achievement for all students

General Responsibilities

1.Support the overall ethos of the school.

2. Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, copyright etc. reporting all concerns to the line manager.

3. Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.

4. Contribute to the overall aims of the federation.

5. To develop and implement own skills

6. To be professional, friendly, fair and firm with students, demonstrating the sort of politeness and respectfulness that we wish them to emulate.

7. To show an excellent record of attendance and punctuality.

SUPPORT THE TEACHER

  •  Liaise with classroom teachers and comply with school regulations
  •  Create appropriate resources reflecting needs of students with SEN in lesson.
  •  Support designated student/s or across the class as agreed by the teacher.
  • Support with the collation of data for targeted students with SEN.
  •  To implement learning programmes a directed by the class teacher – with individuals.
  •  To monitor individual student’s needs and provide regular feedback to the teacher.
  •  Support the management of student behaviour under the direction of the teacher.

SUPPORT FOR THE CURRICULUM

  •  Support and reinforce the Park school federation curriculum including literacy, numeracy activities
  •  Support the use and development of ICT within the classroom.
  • To take responsibility for display and up keep of designated areas in the classroom
  •  Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and parents.
  • Maintain and safeguard the confidential nature of student/teacher/home issues.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of student safety and security, including break and lunchtime duties in the school
  •  Attend school /Pastoral meetings as appropriate.

Qualification

Level 2 - Apprenticeship for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

As part of the role you will be required to undertake a qualification through Access Training. As part of the course you will develop and demonstrate skills and knowledge within the workplace to achieve a qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. This will give you the tools and knowledge to begin your career with the education setting.

A significant amount of on-the-job training is undertaken in the workplace. This is a demanding but interesting and enjoyable course in which you’ll gain valuable workplace experience.

A range of core units will be delivered within the workplace and you will receive regular support and visits from an assessor. You will also study English, maths and ICT if required

Skills Required

  • Confidence and independence
  • Ability to work unsupervised and independently
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues in a fair and equitable manner
  • Good time management skills
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities

Qualifications required

  •  Good standard of education to include English and maths at GCSE A-C grade

Personal attributes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop constructive relationships and communicate well with students, colleagues, other agencies and professionals
  • Work on own initiative and to demonstrate the ability to solve unexpected or new problems in a methodical, efficient manner seeking support and assistance where appropriate
  • Responds to feedback and passes on knowledge and techniques to others
  • Take responsibility for own professional development and be willing to partake in further in-service or external staff development and training
  • To demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly and change working practices in response to quality and review activities and the changing needs of the Trust.

Candidates will need to supply two references and undertake an enhanced DBS check prior to starting at the school.

To apply for this apprenticeship vacancy please contact helen.elliott@atem.co.uk

Location: Shirebrook, Nottingham, NG20 8JX [get directions from google maps]

Contract Type: Fixed Term

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