Teaching Assistant Apprentice, Barnsley

Closing date:Expiring soon

Shafton Primary AcademyBarnsley

Date posted:
Start date: April 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £5.00 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

25 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days

We are looking to enhance our existing successful and vibrant team, with the appointment of a aspiring professionals who will assist us in helping our children.

The successful candidates:

Will have the privilege to work alongside a talented and experienced team who will nurture and support you whilst providing a specific and targeted curriculum offer for our pupils to ensure they become the best that they can be. 

Will be able to apply a sound understanding of effective communication, display a passion for learning and an awareness of the impact of social and emotional difficulties on achievement. 

May have some experience of working with children but must be eager to learn and enthusiastic to make your best better, whilst supporting the children to do the same.

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.

Please note: AET has their own in house apprenticeship scheme and do not work with any other training providers to deliver Apprenticeships.

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life.  Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.  

Our values are:

  • Be unusually brave
  • Discover what’s possible
  • Push the limits
  • Be big-hearted

Shafton Primary Academy is sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and was judged to be a Good school by OFSTED in 2015. We provide a happy, caring community where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their goals. Our children are keen to learn, are well behaved and want to achieve their best.  

Visits are warmly welcomed, please contact Angie or Jordan in the school office on 01226 710386.

This position is required to commence Monday 1 April 2019

Closing date: Friday 22 March 2019 

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.  Find your remarkable, apply today.

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. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: High Street, Shafton, Barnsley, S72 8QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 710386
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Welcome to Shafton Primary Academy and thank you for your interest in our school. Shafton village is a small rural community easily reached from Wakefield, Barnsley, Rothe...