Learning Support Assistant Apprentice (Level 3) - Fixed term, Chelmsford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Columbus School and CollegeChelmsford

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
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

 

£5.00 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

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.

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, pension scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible.  

Closing date:  Friday 16 November 2018.

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. To apply, please click on the 'quick 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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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
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.

Woodlands School served children with profound and multiple learning difficultie...