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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Bramley, Guildford GU5 0BJ, UK
Inspire ATA Ltd
Full Time
£165 Weekly
27th April 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
9th June 2022 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Bramley Oak
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 14 months
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1231266

The role of Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being.

Our Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship programme will teach many different skills, which will allow you to work within schools to support classroom delivery.

Some of the key responsibilities and accountabilities are likely to include:

  • Support the teacher within the classroom and help students with the understanding of the work the teacher has supplied
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching
  • Planning sessions and think about learning objectives for children with a variety of needs
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding
  • Raise standards of achievement for all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to become more independent learners
  • Provide support for their emotional, social, and physical welfare
  • Support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life
  • Work under the direction of the line manager, class teachers and other staff to support the learning of whole classes, selected groups or individuals as instructed
  • Contribute to a range of assessment processes and use information effectively for example: written records
  • Use specific feedback to help pupils make progress
  • Apply good subject knowledge to support accurate assessment

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of/willingness to learn about how children develop
  • How to support children in literacy and/or numeracy; how children learn and how to motivate them, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of/willingness to learn about behaviour management strategies
  • Able to communicate and break down information to make it learnable

Future Prospects

  • Possible progression into full-time employment for the right applicant

Things to Consider

  • All apprenticeships require an enhanced DBS check before the commencement of the role due to working with children
  • Please google the location prior to applying
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship
  • Inspire ATA is acting as an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) and will engage you for the duration of the Apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer and you will not be employed by them. You will be placed at Bramley Oak Academy for the duration of your apprenticeship.
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW)

Personal Qualities

  • Professional attitude
  • Confidence in your own ability to want to learn and develop
  • Enthusiastic and have an interest in working with children
  • Reliable, committed and punctual attitude
  • Hard working ethic
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing situations

Desired Qualifications

  • GCSE 9/4 or A*-C English and maths or Level 2 Functional Skills (or equivalents)

Training to be Provided

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. This training programme focuses on developing classroom delivery and work within schools.

The Diploma aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing
  • All candidates take part in an initial intense training programme at the start of the selection process and will undertake functional skills if needed
  • During this period our experienced staff will prepare candidates for their placements by giving them the foundations that they will need for securing a placement. Our Employability team will also be available to support with interview skills ready for a placement interview.
  • Study relevant qualifications while you earn.

Apprenticeship Standard

  • Teaching assistant

Safeguarding Statement:

Inspire ATA Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.