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Employer : Perseid School
Location : Morden, London
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Business
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00594
Brief Description : Perseid is an outstanding school for pupils aged 3 – 19 with severe and profound learning difficulties including those with an additional diagnosis of autism.


Qualifications Required : GCSE A-C in English and Maths or equivalent
Vacancy Detail : Our school is located over two campuses, each with specialist support and facilities, appropriate to the age of the pupils. To meet the individual needs of our pupils, classes are small and teaching staff work closely alongside support staff.

You will provide general support to the teacher as part of a team of teaching assistants, including supporting pupils in lessons, at swimming, playtime leisure and lunchtimes, and preparing teaching resources and displays.

The hours of work are 8.30am – 3.45pm daily plus 5 hours per week paid study time (including 3.45 – 6.45 on Wednesday evenings at the school) for 39 weeks per year plus holiday allocation.

Candidates will be expected to:

Supervise students in the classroom
Complete tasks given to you by teachers and your line manager
Be open to working with students with special educational needs
Be flexible to take on tasks that are necessarily attributed to being a Teaching Assistant
Support the SEN provision in administering safe and stimulating learning environments
Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour alongside the teacher
Review pupil’s development and undergo relevant in-house training
Ensure the well-being of the children is always protected and a safe environment is upheld
Promote pupils’ social and emotional development
Number of Positions Available : 15
Working Week : 35hrs per week, 8.30-3.45 and 5hrs study per week Weds 3:45 – 6.45. (Term time only)
Salary : £307.79 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 27/10/2019
Possible Start Date : 10/10/2019
Personal Qualities : Motivated
Good empathy
Friendly and attentive
Skills Required : Good communication skills
Well organised
Good time management
Work well within a team
Future Prospects : to be discussed at the end of apprenticeship
Training to be Provided : This qualification is made up of:
• Level 2 Certificate in Support Teaching and Learning in Schools
• Functional Skills in English at Level 1
• Functional Skills in Mathematics at Level 1
• Functional Skills in ICT at Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
Other Information : For all posts, a commitment to Perseid children and their complex needs is essential, as is the ability to work as part of a team.
Things to consider : Progression to full time contract for the right candidates
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