Job details

Job details
Employer Firth Park Academy
Location Sheffield
Salary £3.54 per hour
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Posted New this week
Closing date
Job starts January 2018

(Intermediate, Level 2 or Advanced, Level 3) – Fixed Term 

£3.54 per hour aged 16-18,

£3.54 per hour aged 19 or over within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) for all other apprentices,

35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Firth Park Academy is proud to have earned the award for ‘Best Secondary School in Sheffield 2015/16’ (Sheffield Star Best in Education Awards Oct ’15). We are:

  • Rated a ‘Good’ school in every area by Ofsted (June 2015).
  • Proud to have exceeded the National and Sheffield average for Progress 8 achievement.
  • Winners of more Sheffield Children’s University Awards for extra-curricular learning than any other school in our city.
  • A richly diverse community with students speaking more than 30 home languages.
  • A leading school in our trust – Academies Enterprise Trust – the largest trust in the UK with more career development opportunities than any other.

If you have a passion for education, are able to help support opportunities for learning and progress whether inside or out come rain, hail or shine and love working as part of a team, you could be the person we are looking for!

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.

You will complete either a Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in the Classroom or Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in the Classroom.  You may also be required to complete Literacy, Numeracy and IT Functional Skills (this will be determined by existing qualifications).  Your Trainer/Assessor will assess 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/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 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 and must not hold a level 4 (or equivalent) qualification or above. Please note: applicants must not be a graduate or have already completed a Level 2/3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship (depending on the level you are applying for).

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, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

This position is required to commence in January 2018.

Closing date: 28 November 2017

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 contact Steve Carr (SENCO) to arrange a visit on s.carr@firthpark.sheffield.sch.uk 

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 complete the application word via clicking on apply on this advert.

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.

About the employer

Information about Firth Park Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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Fircroft Avenue
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 0SD
United Kingdom