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Job Title : Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Employer : St. Nicholas School
Location : Croydon, London, CR8 4DS
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Education
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00660
Brief Description : To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom


Qualifications Required : GCSE A-C in English and Maths or equivalent
Vacancy Detail : Core Duties
Carrying out the core duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-
 Supervising and providing particular support for pupils with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
 Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promoting self-esteem and independence.
 Providing feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.
Additional Duties
Carrying out the additional duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-
 Understanding and supporting the physical needs of pupils. Depending on the specialism of the school this may include:- assisting individual pupils with mobility and independence training or feeding and drinking, in liaison with specialist advice & guidance provided by Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists.
 Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behavior Plans and Personal Care programmes.
 Establishing constructive relationships with pupils and interacting with them according to individual needs.

Carry out the core duties of Teaching Assistant Special Schools level 1 and in addition:-
 Using strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
 Assisting with the planning of learning activities.
 Monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately recording achievement/progress as directed.
 Providing detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
 Promoting good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 32.5 hours per week ; 8;30 am - 3:30pm
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 11/05/2020
Possible Start Date : 22/05/2020
Skills Required : Good numeracy/literacy skills.
 Good knowledge of using specialist ICT resources / programmes to ensure pupil access
 Use of other equipment technology – video, photocopier
Ability to relate well to children and adults.
 Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
 Be able to react constructively to challenging situations involving the care and management of individual children.
Future Prospects : possibility of full- time employment after successful completion of your 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)
Things to consider : please attach an updated version of your CV and Cover letter explaining why you are interested in this apprenticeship role

Please be aware that due to current circumstances , there will be a delay in the apprenticeship application process , This is because we will no longer be conducting initial assessments at the College until further notice.
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