Teacher Apprentice

Recruiter
Ivy House School
Location
Moorway Lane, Derby, DE23 2FS
Salary
£349.40 per week
Posted
09 Jun 2021
Closes
12 Jun 2021
Ref
VAC001720933
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
June
Duration
Permanent
We are seeking to appoint an Apprentice Teacher to join our magnificent team of staff and children. You will have excellent planning and organisational skills.

If you want to make a difference to our children and our school and you have previous experience working with children with special education needs, then we would welcome your application. We would like to take applications from candidates who display positivity and enthusiasm and have a real passion for working with SEN children.

This role will require you to deliver an individualised and engaging curriculum with a creative and caring approach. We want you to make a positive difference to the lives of our children.

Main Responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the policies and practice of the workplace, including those designed to promote equality of opportunity
  • Communicate effectively with children, young learners, parents/carers and colleagues, including those from multidisciplinary teams
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to parents and carers, conveying timely and relevant information about attainment, objectives, progress and well-being
  • Encourage parents and carers to participate in discussions about the progress, development and well-being of children and young people
  • Recognise and respect the contributions that colleagues, parents and carers can make to the development and well-being of children and young people and raising their levels of attainment
  • Demonstrate excellent and innovative pedagogical practice in order to provide young learners with excellent opportunities and outcomes
  • To raise the quality of teaching and learning, setting high expectations and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of learning outcomes
  • Set clear and challenging targets for each pupil that build on prior attainment
  • Assess learning objectives that have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching
  • Mark and monitor pupils' work, set targets for progress
  • Assess and record pupils' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving
  • Have high expectations of children and young people including a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full educational potential and to establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with them
  • Know the assessment requirements and arrangements for the subjects/curriculum areas they teach, including those relating to public examinations and qualifications
  • Use an appropriate range of approaches to assessment, including the importance of formative assessment
  • Use local and national statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching, to monitor the progress of young learners and the raise levels of attainment
  • Use reports and other sources of external information related to assessment in order to provide learners with accurate and constructive feedback on their strengths, weaknesses, attainment, progress and areas for development, including action plans for improvement
  • Make effective use of an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives and monitoring learners' progress and levels of attainment


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Sound understanding of the curriculum
  • An understanding of the importance of parental involvement
  • Awareness of the needs of children with SEN
  • Excellent behaviour management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of key performance indicators and the ability to use them to monitor progress
  • Knowledge and experience of monitoring progress of children with SEN
  • Awareness of the needs of children who speak English as an additional language
  • An understanding of how a pupil's learning is affected by their intellectual, emotional and social development, and the stages of child development


Personal qualities

  • Committed to teaching, and a passion for working with SEN children
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Displays pro-activity in the working environment and able to problem solve
  • Displays positivity and enthusiasm in the workplace
  • Ability to plan and organise own work, in order to effectively meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with parents, pupils and colleagues
  • Must be able to adapt to demanding situations and adopt strategies to deal with challenging circumstances
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach to work reviewing and revising plans accordingly
  • Ability to relate well to other professionals
  • Willingness to undertake Continued Professional Development


Desired qualifications

  • A degree awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification
  • The equivalent to a grade 4 in GCSE English and mathematics


Future prospects

This role will provide you with a great experience in leading the learning for children and young people with a range of special education needs and disabilities, including complex health needs. You will have gained experience in working alongside a team of external professionals (including Health and Social Care) to support the holistic needs of every child. You will have gained an excellent understanding of assessing pupil progress against EHCP outcomes, curriculum objectives and individualised learning goals within the school's processes and systems. You will have been provided with all of the necessary skills and attributes to move into a class teachers role and can use these skills and apply them across either mainstream or special school settings.

Things to consider

This role requires working with students with profound and multiple learning difficulties. As such there will be requirements to carry out manual handing activities, supporting children with personal care routines and close contact working with children with a range of disabilities and complex behaviour. The role involves working with and managing a team of up to 4 teaching assistants and liaising with external agencies in the best interest of the child.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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