Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Fixed Term, London

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Newlands AcademyLondon

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £5.00 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year
Contract term: Fixed Term

36 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Newlands Academy is a special school for students who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Many of our students have had to overcome significant difficulties in their lives and have struggled to succeed in other educational establishments; in some cases, they have been regarded as unteachable. 

When they come to Newlands they are offered a fresh start and the opportunity to develop as young people. Our mission is to use our detailed understanding of every child’s personalised needs so that we can best equip them with the skills and values to ensure a successful transition to adult life.

As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice you will be supporting students with learning difficulties/disabilities in mainstream classes and small groups in order that students with SEN achieve their full potential in school.

During the apprenticeship you will be assigned a  Trainer/Assessor and you will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard and the opportunity to gain an additional 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).  You will be allocated a 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!

The successful candidate will have excellent people skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults. You will be flexible and adaptable with the ability to use your own initiative.

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.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and Westfield rewards.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date. 

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. For further information on this position and to make an application please click the ‘Quick Apply’ button below.

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 http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school/our-school-direct-teacher-training-vacancies for further details.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Stuart Road, Peckham Rye, London, SE15 3AZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 639 2541
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Newlands Academy is a special school for students who have social, emotional and mental health needs. We are very proud of our current ‘Good’ Ofsted grade and are on a journey to achieve ‘Outstanding’ at our next inspection. We are passionate about e...