Learning Support Assistant Apprentice, Chelmsford

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Columbus School and CollegeChelmsford

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £5.06 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year
Contract term: Fixed Term

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Fixed Term

£5.06 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year

37 hours per week, 44.07 weeks per year

Inspire their Remarkable with us

Graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, Columbus is a leading all-age special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties based in Chelmsford, Essex.  We deliver an outstanding education to students in our impressive, purpose-built environment.

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant Apprentice to provide general support to the teacher as part of the Learning Support Assistant team, including supporting pupils in lessons, at swimming, playtime leisure and lunchtimes, and preparing teaching resources and displays.

The successful candidate will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard and have the opportunity to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.  You may also be required to complete English, Maths and IT Functional Skills (this will be determined by existing qualifications).  

Your Trainer/Assessor will assess you in the workplace on a monthly basis. In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your Manager and Trainer/Assessor.

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a real job, with real variety, from day one whilst working towards a qualification!

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you will have a minimum 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or Level 4 / 5 and must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship.

This will be a fixed term position and the duration of the apprenticeship will be determined by the job role and current skills. The minimum length of the apprenticeship will be one year and one week.

We would strongly encourage you to visit the school – please contact the main office on 01245 491492 to arrange.

We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. 

We offer:

  • More training and development, so you can get better at what you do - Varied and stretching continuous professional development opportunities.
  • More support for you and your loved ones - A health cash plan, employee loans and savings scheme, discounted gym membership and employee assistance programme.
  • More technology so you can make more impact - G Suite for Education embedded throughout. Collaborative cloud technology gives you access to the latest tools, when and where it suits you. More tech enabled classrooms mean less time spent on admin and more time teaching.
  • More reward - A generous and flexible Local Government Pension scheme for support staff.
  • More possibilities - To inspire children to find their remarkable. 

Start date - April 2020

Closing date- Thursday 2 April 2020

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Come inspire their remarkable with us, apply today by clicking the 'apply button.' 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details.




More about Columbus School and College
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Columbus School Campus, Oliver Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4ZB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1245 491492
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Columbus School and College was formerly two separate special needs schools in Chelmsford –Woodlands School in Patching Hall Lane and The Hayward School in Maltese Road.

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