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Job Title : Learning Support Assistant Apprentice
Employer : Goldington Academy
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9BX
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Education
Vacancy Reference : VAC-12069
Brief Description : We are looking to appoint a positive, reliable Learning Support Assistant apprentice to join our support team. You will be required to assist students with a range of special educational needs through Years 7 to 11.

 

Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4,including English and maths, or Level 2 Functional Skills, or equivalent.
Vacancy Detail : We are looking to appoint a positive, reliable Learning Support Assistant apprentice to join our support team. You will be required to assist students with a range of special educational needs through Years 7 to 11.

As a Learning Support apprentice you will be working within a dedicated team to provide academic and emotional support and to assist with the inclusion and integration of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The apprentice will be working closely with teaching staff to support pupils who are underachieving in other groups (e.g. pupils with English as an Additional Language; underachieving boys, etc.) to enable them to maximise their potential within the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available at Goldington Academy. We require someone with a positive attitude to help motivate and engage students within their learning and promote positive behaviour in the classroom.
Positions Available : 2
Working Week : Monday to Thursday at school 8.30am to 4.00pm, Friday at college (36 hours a week)
Salary : £162.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 14/06/2020
Possible Start Date : 01/09/2020
Personal Qualities : • A commitment to achieving the best for pupils
• Ability to respond to advice and guidance
• Willingness to work as a member of a team
• Patient
• Motivated
• Inspirational
• Confident
Skills Required : • Good organisation
• IT literate
• Good communication
Future Prospects : Potential of a permanent role. Recognised qualification and experience gained to support future employment.
Training to be Provided : During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
Schools as organisations including types of schools, policies and procedures and the wider environment in which they operate
Team working
Preparing for and supervising learning activities and supporting learners to complete work set by the teacher
Personal development and reflective practice

You will gain the following qualifications:

Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Plus…

Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools CACHE Level 3 Diploma
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Equality & Diversity NCFE Level 2 Certificate
Paediatric First Aid Level 2 Award
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.
Things to consider : This role is term time only, plus training days. Due to the nature of this role, holiday or other planned absence during term time is not normally permitted.
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