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Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Belper

  • Holbrook CE Primary School
  • Holbrook, Belper, Derbyshire
  • £6.40 per hour

Holbrook CE Primary School has a great opportunity for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant role primarily to support 1:1 a pupil who has complex needs, as well as some general classroom teaching assistant duties. Join a friendly and supportive team in a beautiful setting, with lots of opportunity for progression following your apprenticeship.

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  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    32.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 months

  • Location
    Holbrook, Belper
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Education & Training
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Teaching assistant (ST0454)
  • Employer
    Holbrook CE Primary School


At Holbrook C of E Primary School we strive to provide a caring, calm and inclusive environment in which every child can flourish, develop their knowledge and skills, and find their talents and passions.

We are looking for a friendly, compassionate Teaching Assistant Apprentice to provide specific for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities and support the teacher in the classroom and in preparation for lessons.

Main duties and responsibilities;

  • Support on a 1:1 basis including:
- Aid their learning as effectively as possible.
- Clarify and explain instructions.
- Ensure they are able to use any equipment and materials provided.
- Assist them with their challenges, such as language, behaviour and social skills.
- Help them to concentrate on and finish work set for them.
- Meet physical needs as required when encouraging independence.
- Assist with the development and implementation of EHC plans.
  • Develop a positive relationship with parents of children with SEND, including attending reviews where appropriate.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of school equipment and resources required to meet lesson plans or other relevant learning activities to support the delivery of an enriched curriculum.
  • Support children with mathematics, reading and writing on an individual, class or small group basis.
  • Help the teacher to develop learning programmes and activities and adapt appropriate materials.
  • Assist the teacher with marking and correcting work, and other administrative tasks.
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons and practice good housekeeping to ensure the classroom remains in good order.
  • Support the teacher in managing class behaviour
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of pupils by paying due regard to health and safety, safe-guarding and child protection procedures.
  • Create displays from pupils’ work.
  • Contribute to school record keeping.
  • Help out with school events, trips and activities.
  • Where required, support individual children with personal care, following their agreed personal care plan.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties, as directed by the Headteacher, to ensure the safe and smooth running of the school.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 250297)

Company website : https://www.holbrookceprimary.co.uk/

  • Ability to plan and organise.
  • Ability to recognise and identify problems.
  • Able to support with school record-keeping and document development.

  • Good standard of English and Maths - GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Holbrook C of E will provide you with all of the on-the-job training you need to up-skill in your role, and your 20% off-the-job learning will be incorporated as part of your working day.

You will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (by exception)

This will be delivered through Holbrook C of E’s dedicated training provider, Realise.

Realise is an established training provider that’s enjoying an exciting period of growth following a management buyout and rebrand in late 2020

· Ability to build relationships and to work as part of a team.

· A friendly, helpful, caring and flexible approach.

· Open-mindedness, patience and compassion.

· A commitment to equal opportunities.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality in all school matters.

· Ability to both take direction and to use own initiative.

· A calm and positive approach when faced with difficult situations

Holbrook is part of a large Trust of 33 schools, and a large employer of teaching assistants so good likelihood of employment after end of course

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, online checks, completion of a probationary period, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands and final warnings that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).

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