Teaching Assistant Apprentice, Kent

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St James the Great AcademyKent

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Start date: 29 August 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £5.05 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year
Contract term: Fixed Term

Inspire their remarkable with us 

31 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Fixed Term

We are a rapidly improving primary and nursery school situated in the one of the most beautiful areas of Kent, 30 seconds from the nearest bus stop, 5 minutes from the train station and within easy reach of Maidstone, Tonbridge and London. We serve our strong, supportive and welcoming local community and are committed to providing high quality teaching and learning for all of our pupils.  

We are seeking a committed and energetic Teaching Assistant Apprentice with high standards and expectations to work within our supportive team.

As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice you will be supporting students with learning difficulties/disabilities in mainstream classes and small groups in order to ensure that students with SEN achieve their full potential in school.  You will be supporting the class teacher to help the delivery of teaching and learning in the classroom and will be working on both a one-to-one basis and small group basis to ensure high outcomes.

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.

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 - G Suite 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 and more time teaching.
  • More reward - A generous and flexible Local Government Pension scheme for support staff.
  • More possibilities - To inspire children to find their remarkable. 

Start date: Thursday 29 August 2019

Closing date: Monday 22 July 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.  Come inspire their remarkable with us, apply today by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ 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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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.



More about St James the Great Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Chapman Way, East Malling, Maidstone, Kent, ME19 6SD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1732 841912
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