Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 2/Intermediate)
Rainham School for Girls represents a culture of high aspiration, high expectation and success. Our aim is to provide an outstanding learning experience for all students within a safe, disciplined and caring environment.
Throughout their educational career, students will be offered a vast range of opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills base in both curricular and extra-curricular activities in order to prepare them for their future careers and for life. Students will engage in a learning journey which will challenge and inspire them, one which will see them progress and grow into independent, confident, respectful young people.
Description of Vacancy
We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to join our Learning Support team at Rainham School for Girls. The role will be to compliment the professional work of the teachers by assisting with and taking responsibility for certain learning activities for our SEND pupils within the class. This will involve assisting with planning, preparing and delivering sessions, monitoring and gathering progress data for both individual and small groups under the guidance of your teacher and the SENCO.
To supervise and support our SEND/AEN pupils in a variety of learning and social contexts.
To work with pupils both in and out of the classroom, individually or in small groups.
To develop appropriate resources to support the pupils
To develop knowledge of the national curriculum subjects relevant
To develop a broad knowledge of Additional Educational Needs and how teaching methods can be adapted to meet these needs.
To develop and adapt resources to support the curriculum
To assist the class teacher and other professionals in the delivery of the curriculum
To undertake the additional tasks e.g. displays, photocopying etc. that have been removed from the teachers under the Work Force reform.
To provide relevant feedback about pupils to the teacher and SENCo Team
To take part in class and pupil planning meetings, as required
To prepare classroom equipment, work and resources and tidy, as appropriate
To actively support the behaviour strategies put in place by the teacher and follow the school behaviour policy
To attend relevant in service training
To liaise and consult with other members of the Learning Support team
To be aware of school procedures, especially those relation to Health & Safety and Child Protection.
To maintain strict confidentiality and be aware of GDPR
Actively support the schools behaviour policy
Undertake duties falling in the remit of the post at the discretion of the Head Teacher
Working 8:30 to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday. This will be term time only, 39 weeks per year.
Good Organisational Skills
High Degree of confidentiality and sensitivity when dealing with students and their parents
Strict adhesion to Staff Code of Conduct and Staff Dress Code
Ability to work well as part of a large team or as an individual
Demonstrate prior understanding of SEND/AEN
Professional and Polite
Patient and understanding
Keen to learn new skills
Be able to work with students irrespective of race, religion, background or gender
Have a ‘can do’ attitude
Be able to work under pressure
Due to working with pupils up to and including GCSE level:
Minimum of GCSE A-C (9-4) in English and Maths
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.
Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.
KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.