Teaching Assistant Apprentice
St Nicholas CE Primary Academy, as part of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust, is situated in the heart of New Romney, set in beautiful surroundings and is well resourced to meet the needs of its 14 classes and 350 children, in this well-maintained school.
We have a committed and enthusiastic staff who are determined to enable every child to reach their potential by providing them a stable, caring environment where children are happy to attend, and are stimulated and keen to learn while developing their individual potential. We cater for a wide range of ability encouraging all children to achieve at their highest level.
Our recent Ofsted (May 2019) details that we are a good school with outstanding pupil welfare and behaviour.
Our church school status means we have a strong Christian ethos and links to St Nicholas Church in New Romney which enriches both our collective worship and school values.
We are fortunate to have on site an outstanding private nursery, which provides a breakfast and after school club within the school and a Sure-start Children’s Centre.
DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY
We are seeking to appoint a confident, motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant 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.
Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:
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 comply with information and guidance available in the staff handbook and Aquila Employee handbook and detailed in all other school policies.
Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with colleagues.
To be responsible for personal health and safety at work in accordance with Aquila H&S Handbook and Policy.
To be aware of safeguarding/ child protection responsibilities and bring concerns to an appropriate member of staff
£3.90 per hour / £144.30 per week
The post is for 37 hours per week (including study time) for 39 weeks of the year; term time plus inset days.
Working hours will be Monday- Friday 8:15-4:15 including study time
Personable and able to communicate well
Sense of humour
Adaptable and be able to demonstrate flexibility
Can- do attitude
A minimum of grade C / 4 in GCSE 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.
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