Teaching Assistant Apprentice
The Timu Academy Trust is made up of two schools, Bobbing Village and Iwade School, both are based in Sittingbourne, Kent. Iwade School is currently an expanding two/three form entry school. Currently rated by Ofsted as Good (Iwade) and Outstanding (Bobbing). Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of their community.
Both schools became a formal federation in 2007 and following their successful Ofsted in November 2012 took the decision to convert to academy status in June 2014. Both schools are geographically near each other and so the staff are easily able to work closely together which they do with great effect “Together Everyone Achieves More”.
Timu means “team” in Swahili, a word which represents how we work at all levels within and across the schools.
Within the trust, we recognise everyone as an individual and we nurture, value and develop them. We aim to achieve the highest standards in all that we do and to have happy children and staff, eager and excited to come to school.
We work in collaboration with other schools and organisations seeking the best innovative practice in teaching, sharing new ideas and learning from others. We use research as a springboard for change.
We strive to make our schools even better, recruiting the very best to meet the needs of a changing world. We foster a positive attitude which allows everyone to develop new skills, build resilience and achieve their dreams.
Description of Vacancy
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to assist within our teaching team. This job will be varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work with a variety of students across the school.
We would like to receive applications from those who would like to work with primary aged children as well as a desire to support pupils to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.
Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher, Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session, Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially, Keep up to date written records for supported pupils, Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in children to assist their education and growth, Supervise in PE lessons and at playtime to ensure the safety of the children and administer first aid as required, Participate and supervise pupils during off site activities, Make materials and resources for teachers or pupils as directed by the class teacher, and assist where necessary with mounting of work and displays, Assist where necessary with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective teaching, To undertake playground duties, To attend meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), To attend training sessions as requested by SLT, To undertake any other duties as directed by SLT.
£117.00 per week (based on 30 hours per week)
Monday – Friday
8.30 – 3.15
15 min tea break (AM) unpaid
30 min lunch break (unpaid)
Personable and able to communicate well.
Good time keeping and of smart appearance.
Ideally GCSE A – C or equivalent qualifications.
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.