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Apprentice Teaching Assistant level 3

  • Firs Primary School
  • Derby
  • £5.28 per hour

Are you wanting to make a difference to a child's life? Firs Primary School has a great opportunity for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, term time only. Teaching assistants play a crucial role in assisting the class teacher, working with groups of children or individuals supporting their learning and well-being to access the curriculum and grow and develop.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £5.28 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    20 months

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


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

They are looking for a positive, determined apprentice to join the team and undertake a Level 3 teaching Assistant Apprenticeship.

The role is term time - 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year Monday to Friday – 8:15 am to 3:45 pm (30 minutes lunch break)

You will be expected to;

To provide support to the Headteacher and Teachers across a range of child-centred activities, which promote child development and learning; working with individual children or groups of children, who may have EAL or SEN, as directed by the Teachers or Senior Leadership Team.

  • To promote and actively support the values and vision of the school.
  • To provide a secure, caring and enriching environment, promoting the inclusion, acceptance and self-esteem of all children.
  • To act in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to Safeguarding, Child Protection and Behaviour Management.
  • To promote development and learning, physical, emotional and social education of all children in line with EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 requirements and guidance.
  • To participate with other team members in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of learning programmes for individuals and groups of children.
  • To participate in the development and delivery of school, local and national initiatives.
  • To monitor and contribute to the Assessment and Recording of children’s development, and be involved in the sharing of that information with other professionals and parents, as required.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of specific support programmes; e.g. individual or group interventions, Education Health Care Plans, Behaviour Plans, etc.
  • To participate in, and contribute to, discussions and reviews of Pupil Progress.
  • To help organise and participate in meetings with parents/carers and other professionals.
  • To participate in, and contribute to, staff meetings, morning briefings, training and INSET.
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with children, staff, parents and professionals from external agencies.
  • To provide support to school activities including; playtimes, lunchtimes, extra-curricular activities and visits.
  • To prepare support material and resources for education programmes, activities and the learning environment; e.g. displays, photocopying, etc.
  • To be responsible for the organisation, implementation, evaluation and planning of specific learning programmes for individuals and groups of children in consultation with the class teacher, Leadership Team or other professionals.
  • To provide occasional cover for classes in the absence of the teacher, as required.
  • To assist with resolving behavioural and emotional problems of children, considering the school’s Positive Behaviour Policy.
  • To provide first aid and pastoral support for children, including the changing and cleaning of children, along with the school environment, as a result of illness or accidents.
  • To support children’s personal hygiene, which could include, toilet training, changing wet/soiled clothes, and if necessary, changing nappies.
  • To contribute to the planning of school activities and visits.
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate to the level of the post.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Realise on 0333 444 3973 (Ref ID: 241863)

Company website : https://firsprimary.derby.sch.uk/

  • ICT skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with both adults and children.
  • The ability to work unsupervised and to use initiative where required.
  • Positive and proactive behaviour management skills.

  • Education to GCSE level with Maths and English at Grades A* - C or equivalent
  • Commitment to obtaining Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualification

Your full role and responsibilities will be set out by your employer. Firs Primary 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 Fir Primary’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

  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to be empathetic to the different needs and experiences of children and families, and communicate with them sensitively and respectfully.
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the changing needs of the school/pupils as they arise.
  • High expectations for all pupils regardless of their starting points and a commitment to helping all pupils meet their full potential.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion.
  • Sense of humour.
  • Wider interests outside of school that can be used to enrich school life.

Potential full time role for upon successful completion of your apprenticeship

Street parking, on a bus route.

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