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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Full-time

LAT Apprenticeships, Rochester

  • Ref:MED886-123-3S
  • Posted:17/05/2024
  • Pay: £10,369
  • Start Date:3/6/2024
  • App Close Date:27/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:30/5/2024


Oaks Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant (Apprentice) to join our highly collaborative and supportive team as soon as possible. Our Teaching Assistants are pivotal to our success in the classroom and provide a great deal of support for our teachers, therefore our successful candidate will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and ambitious practitioner who wants to join an outstanding team within our EYFS provision. Candidates need to be flexible and prepared to learn about Teaching and Learning (in particular the Early Years Foundation Stage).

We are looking for someone who;

  • is dedicated to the job and prioritises the needs of the children in their care.
  • is resilient and solution-focused

Being able to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with a friendly and approachable manner. Our newly appointed Teaching Assistants will be able to work using their own initiative and can demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. In return, they will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust.

Some responsibilites include:

 ● To provide teaching support in both class based and small group / 1:1 interventions to the highest standards to ensure children can progress confidently.

● Assist the teacher in monitoring progress by keeping a daily observation record and maintain special needs records as required.

● To assist teachers in day to day classroom duties as required e.g. with preparation of the classroom, material and displays to ensure outstanding teaching. 

● Reinforce the behaviour policy and aim to raise self-esteem and encourage independent working.

● To assist with pupils who are unwell and provide basic first aid cover to children at break times.

● To participate in in-service training and attend staff meetings when appropriate.

● To maintain a positive, supportive attitude within a team, to implement agreed school policies, aims and objectives and to promote the school ethos.

● To do playground duty at break times and lunch duty at lunch times.

● Set an excellent example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.

Apprenticeship Summary
Annual wage:  Actual salary £10,369 per annum (£13,725 full time equivalent)
Working weeks:  Monday - Friday, Term Time + 1 week inset 
Total hours per week: 32.5 (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship) - start and finish times to be agreed
Apprenticeship duration:  18 months approx.
Anticipated start date:  As soon as possible
Apprenticeship level:  Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard:  Teaching Assistant
Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English (desirable)

Information about the school

LAT Apprenticeships are specialists in Education Apprenticeships. By offering an apprenticeship you can ensure that the skills developed are matched to your schools current and future needs, helping to fill any skills gaps and allowing you to source future staff and leaders from within. For a school, apprenticeships are a great way to construct a skilled and motivated workforce and allow you to build a future talent pipeline, skilled in your educational environment.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.