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Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Sir Herbert Leon AcademyMilton Keynes

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

£6.55 per hour in the first year and then national minimum wage in the second year

Full time, Fixed Term

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Inspire their remarkable with us

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice who really cares about helping our students succeed.  If you're looking to support the individual development of our students whilst also learning and developing yourself, we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for someone who's reliable, has a passion for working within the classroom, is enthusiastic and builds rapport well with staff and students alike.   This is an ideal role for someone who's just left Sixth Form and wants to upskill whilst also earning.

Within this role, you will be working to:

  • provide an efficient and high quality support service to all students.
  • promote the inclusion of all students.
  • liaise with the class teacher to work with students to target identified learning needs.

You will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.  You may also be required to complete English and maths functional skills (depending on existing qualifications). Further information about the apprenticeship programme can be found here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-0 

Your Trainer will meet with you in the workplace every 4 weeks. 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.

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 and communication skills and will be flexible to adapt to changing situations. 

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, applicants must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship. Please note: applicants must not have already completed a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship.

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

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 - Google Workspace Enterprise 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.
  • More reward - A generous and flexible Local Government Pension scheme for support staff.
  • More possibilities - To inspire children to find their remarkable. 

This will be a fixed term position and the duration of the apprenticeship will be determined by the job role and current skills.  The typical duration of the apprenticeship is 21 months, however, can be longer or shorter depending on existing knowledge, skills and experience, up to a maximum length of 26 months.

Closing date: Monday 24 May 2021

Interviews will take place shortly 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.  Come inspire their remarkable with us, 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.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.  Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.  

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. 

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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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