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Job Title : Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Employer : Oakley Primary Academy
Location : Oakley, Bedfordshire, MK43 7RE
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Education
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11685
Brief Description : Working under the direction of teaching staff and their line manager, to assist with the care of individual or groups of pupils supporting their learning and development and ensure their safety.


Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-4,including English and maths, or Level 1 Functional Skills.
Vacancy Detail : Working under the direction of teaching staff and their line manager, to assist with the care of individual or groups of pupils supporting their learning and development and ensure their safety.

To attend to the educational, personal and social needs of pupils and any other requirements depending on the pupil’s special needs and, wherever possible, make these part of the learning experience (help with dressing and/or assisting with feeding if necessary).

To promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved.

Whilst there may be a specific requirement to support a named pupil or pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, support to other pupils may also be required, at the direction of the Principal.

To assist with preparation for school visits and the supervision of pupils on such visits, as directed by the teacher.
To assist in the efficient preparation, maintenance and use of classroom teaching materials and equipment, including organising the use of audio/visual and ICT equipment, bearing in mind the efficient use of school resources (this may include photocopying, arranging displays of work etc).

To assist teachers with educational activities in the classroom to support pupils’ learning and development.
To work with individuals and groups to support expectations of acceptable personal and social behaviour and on basic tasks help to make these part of the learning experience

To assist with record-keeping on pupils as required, including information on pupil progress.

To assist the class teacher in delivering Provision Maps, as necessary.
To work effectively with colleagues as part of a team; at all times working within the school’s policies and procedures.

To assist in the general efficient operation of the school, including providing cover for other support staff where necessary and as directed by the Principal/Line Manager.

To attend staff meetings, participate in performance management arrangements and undertake training and development activities.

To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential or sensitive information.

To undertake tasks of a similar nature and level, as directed by the Principal/SENDCO.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday- Friday 8:45-3:30
Salary : £152.88 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 06/01/2019
Possible Start Date : 14/01/2019
Personal Qualities : Kind and calm
Enjoys working with children
Skills Required : Communication skills.
Ability to work as a team.
Hard working
Able to use own initiative
Future Prospects : The possibility of a full time position if available within the school or the potential of progressing onto level 3 to be determined at the end of the apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

•Child and young person development
•Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
•Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
•Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

You will gain the following qualifications:

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Equality & Diversity NCFE Level 2 Certificate
•Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
•English, Maths and ICT qualifications if required.
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage

You will need to attend Bedford College one day per week as part of this apprenticeship.
Things to consider : This role is term time only.
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