Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

Oakley School
Primary Site, Waverney Road, TN10 3JU
£18,000.00 - £22,000.00 annually
01 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Roles within this apprenticeship will consist of the following:
  • Engage all learners and encourage and enthuse them in order to enable them to make good or better progress and become as skilled, knowledgeable and independent as possible so that they become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible, contributing citizens.
  • Use knowledge of the students' special needs, advice from the therapists, College aims and policies, schemes of work and curriculum requirements for the relevant curriculum areas to establish and communicate clear, relevant and challenging learning objectives and positive learning experiences.
  • Consistently and effectively plan and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to meet all students' individual learning needs, ensuring progression and continuity in their learning. Build all students' enthusiasm for learning, optimism, self-esteem, self-confidence, independence and a problem-solving approach with active participation in their learning and self-assessment.
  • Apply effective lesson structures, classroom organisation, communication and student management strategies to meet the range of learning styles presented by individuals and groups.
  • Deploy positive and targeted support for all students with specific learning needs or difficulties.
  • Develop and manage positive and productive relationships with all students, staff, carers, parents, management board and the wider community.
  • Develop students' participation, social skills, responsibility, concern for others, independence, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills throughout the curriculum and enable them to make safe and healthy choices.
  • Use and develop opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
  • Encourage learning at home as and when appropriate and beneficial to learning.
  • Creatively managing the full range of resources available including adults other than teachers, ICT and the environment beyond the College in preparation for adult life.
  • Promote positive attitudes & behaviours, setting consistent, clear expectations for maintaining appropriate behaviour, managing any challenging or difficult behaviour from students, minimising any negative impact on the learning of others, and/or on the students themselves.
  • Regularly monitor, evaluate, record and report the progress of students in relation to their prior attainment, using agreed College systems and to use this to provide constructive on-going feedback to students to guide their learning and develop their individual capacity to know, understand, value and build on their own strengths and skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Personal and Pedagogic skills to engage, enthuse and enable young adult learners with LDD
  • Ability to build, lead, manage, support and train high-performing teaching and learning teams and evaluate the performance of such teams.
  • Pastoral skills that support student behaviour for learning and their personal development
  • Establish professional working relationships with colleagues that are characterised by an enthusiastic commitment to helping them overcome challenges.
  • Plan and prioritise tasks, delegating where necessary and meeting deadlines.
  • Lead enthusiastically and be adaptable and flexible, whilst remaining calm under pressure.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and encourage staff and parents/carers

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge of a range of learning difficulties - complex, severe needs, communication and interaction difficulties and associated challenging behaviours and additional needs.
  • Ways of improving outcomes in learning, in achievement and in the quality of life for students with these needs.
  • Curriculum development, Functional Skills, and accreditation
  • The use and application of ICT for learning.
  • The current and new Ofsted criteria and all relevant published professional standards.

  • Demonstrate optimistic behaviour, positive relationships & attitudes towards students and staff, and towards parents, the Management board and members of the local community.
  • Lead by example - with integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity.
  • Sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of education and College systems locally, nationally and globally, and pursue continuous professional development.

Desired qualifications

  • A levels or vocational equivalent
  • GCSE English and Maths A-C grades Must Have
  • Would be beneficial is has past experience in teaching

Future prospects

Full Time Employment

Things to consider

Safeguarding, Prevent & Equal Opportunities

Let Me Play, LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.