Apprentice Teaching Assistant The Priory School

The Priory School · Competitive · Spalding
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We are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic Apprentice Teaching Assistant to support the Teacher within class across a range of child centred activities to promote child development and learning.

Your duties to include:

  • Working with individual children having special or particular needs, in accordance with the child's Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) where appropriate and/or groups of children, as directed by the teacher
  • To provide support to the Head Teacher/Teacher across a range of child centred activities to promote child development and learning
  • Act in accordance with school policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management
  • Assist with the planning and preparation of activities and in the delivery of local and national initiatives
  • Participate in the preparation of the classroom
  • Monitor children's needs and reporting these to a designated person
  • Keep records as required by the school
  • Have familiarity with all relevant EHCPs specific to the child
  • Promote development and learning (physical, emotional, educational and social)
  • Foster growth, self-esteem and independence, observe and record development
  • Support those with special needs
  • Carry out reasonable daily personal care/hygiene duties and administer basic first aid
  • Assist with the movement of children in and around the school
  • To attend Boston College Spalding Campus apprenticeship workshop as required, completing the required unit assignments within the agreed deadlines

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The post holder should have the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults, must be able to empathise with children and work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • You should have an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Energy, patience, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
  • A willingness to take on new challenges

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 4 or above (old GCSE grade C or above), including English and maths (or equivalents)

Future prospects

  • You could progress on to a career as a Teaching Assistant, Cover Supervisor, Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Progression onto a Foundation degree such as Learning Support/SEND, leading to full degree e.g. BA Hons, Graduate Teacher Programme, Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Things to consider

  • COVID-19 - At this time all children, parents, carers and any visitors, such as suppliers, must not enter the school if they are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus. The Priory School is following all current government guidelines for schools.
  • Some pupils require full support and assistance for personal care and toileting, hygiene, mobility and feeding
  • Some aspects of the work will bring staff into regular contact with children who have emotional and behavioural difficulties. This can be stressful
  • Successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS check
  • You will be required to attend a one-hour staff meeting after work one day per week
  • Due to high numbers of applications, we may close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date, therefore early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment. Please ensure you complete all required fields accurately including ALL qualifications. Incomplete applications may not be processed

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About the employer

The Priory School is part of the Spalding Special Schools Federation and is a member of the Community Inclusive Trust. We cater for students with moderate learning difficulties and complex needs who are from the local community and across Lincolnshire. Our over-riding aim is to provide an inclusive education in the most real sense, preparing pupils to take a confident and active place in society who are well prepared to meet the challenges of adult life, including the world of work, continuing education and independent living. Our Ofsted rating is Outstanding.

Employer

The Priory School

http://www.spaldingspecialschools.co.uk/

Address

Neville Avenue

Spalding

PE11 2EH

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Training

Training provider

BOSTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Boston College

Contact

The Apprenticeship Team 01205 313238 apprenticeships@boston.ac.uk

Our Level 3 (Advanced) Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship will provide you with an in depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to work directly with children and young people in school and college environments.

This qualification provides learners with an in depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments.

You will cover all aspects of specialist support, including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher. Bilingual support; special needs support, personal development and reflective practice.

You will be assessed through a range of methods including, observations, written assignments, product evidence, reflections and a professional discussion.

  • The post holder should have the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults, must be able to empathise with children and work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • You should have an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Energy, patience, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
  • A willingness to take on new challenges

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 4 or above (old GCSE grade C or above), including English and maths (or equivalents)

Future prospects

  • You could progress on to a career as a Teaching Assistant, Cover Supervisor, Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Progression onto a Foundation degree such as Learning Support/SEND, leading to full degree e.g. BA Hons, Graduate Teacher Programme, Post Graduate Certificate in Education

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