Teaching Assistant Apprentice - (Intermediate Level 2 or Advanced Level 3) - Fixed term, Keynsham

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Broadlands AcademyKeynsham

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Start date: September 2018
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 

32.5 hrs per week, 38 weeks per year plus 3 CPD days (8.20am - 3.20pm)

Broadlands Academy is an 11-16 learning community and proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust family of schools. We are a small, mixed, fully inclusive comprehensive school taking children from ages 11 to 16 and remain one of the best choices for learning in the area.  For every student who attends our Academy, we aim to raise their aspirations, broaden their horizons and promote a life-long love of learning. We are situated in extensive grounds and ideally located between Bath and Bristol. We benefit from a number of links with the local community and have an excellent reputation. 

We are an inclusive and caring school and work closely with students, their families and staff to provide a personalised curriculum which removes barriers to learning and enables all students to achieve their potential. We are currently looking for four Apprentice Teaching Assistants to join our experienced and highly regarded SEND team. 

Duties will include: (see attached for job description for a more detailed list of duties)

  • Supporting students in class under the supervision of the teacher
  • Preparing learning materials for 1:1 or small group work
  • Encouraging students to be confident and independent
  • Supporting students to understand instructions
  • Carrying out a student’s EHC (Education, Health and Care Plan)
  • Encouraging students to communicate effectively with others
  • Supporting students during social activities and trips
  • Keeping accurate records and monitoring progress

Desired skills/qualifications:

  • Good level of IT skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly within a team and motivate students
  • Being able to use own initiative
  • Reliability, motivation and resilience under pressure

You will complete either a Level 2 or level 3 BTEC Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning. The work experience gained on the job will support this. Your Assessor will assess you in the workplace approximately 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 Assessor.

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a real job within a supportive team, whilst working towards a qualification!

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 2/3 Supporting Teaching and Learning within the classroom apprenticeship (depending on the level you are applying for).

This will be a fixed term contract for 15-24 months (depending on the Level of apprenticeship).  

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

Broadlands Academy is part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a multi-Academy sponsor which aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them. 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 AET 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 on 1 September 2018.

Closing date: Wednesday 18 July 2018, 9am.

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. Please carefully consider the ‘Relevant Skills & Experience’ section of the application form, and explain clearly how they meet the requirements of the person specification.   

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 Broadlands Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: St Francis Road, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 9864791
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