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Teaching Assistant, Blackford C of E Primary School, £4.81 an hour

Carlisle, Cumbria

Added 2 years ago

About Blackford C of E Primary School

We are a small and friendly semi rural school on the outskirts of Carlisle.As we are a rural school and public transport is limited, you would need access to a car or regular lifts. We currently employ 11 staff and have experience of working with and supporting apprentices. We are extremely proud of our family environment.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our school and become a valued member of the team. You will be working across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The role will include supporting the class teachers to plan and deliver whole class learning activities, delivering small group activities and working 1:1 with pupils who require a little additional support.

We are looking for an apprentice over the age of 18 who has a grade C/4 or above in maths and English. Life experience, a work history and experience of working with children would be preferable.We are looking for someone who is keen to learn and will want to be actively involved in school life. Important qualities are confidence, initiative, communication and compassion.

General duties to include

  • Meeting the children as they enter school to support them to settle into the school day.
  • Working with whole class/groups or 1:1 to deliver work that has been planned by the class teacher.
  • You will be expected to keep clear and accurate records of pupil behaviour, interaction and personal development and share this with the class teachers.
  • All staff are on rota to cover break duties, this is a good opportunity to build relationships with the pupils.
Your future career with us

As a thriving small school we involve all our staff in additional training to support professional development, this will support future job applications and the identification of specialisms you may want to pursue.

Training & Qualification Details

This Level 3 apprenticeship is expected to last a period of between 12 –18 months. You will attend live tutor led sessions 2 days every month (1 day every other week which will be via ZOOM) and participate in online interactive learning via our bespoke innovative platform OLLIE. Your Tutor will also visit you in the workplace for 1-2-1 Tutor sessions during the program. System People have fantastic pass rates and won the “BEST Training Provider Award” at the Golden Apples in 2019 and have been awarded a “Good” rating by Ofsted 2021.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a GCSE grade 4/C (or equivalent) in Maths and English by the end this program, therefore if you do not already hold a grade 4 in these subjects, you will be required to carry out a short Maths and English Assessment to see if we are able to offer you Functional skills support to reach a Level 2 (grade C/4 equivalent) by the end of the program.

Apprenticeships are open to everyone of all ages, so perhaps you have just left school and would like to get straight into work? Maybe you are a working parent looking for a change? Or perhaps you are looking for a career break and want to retrain and start something totally new! All applications are welcome.

This vacancy has now been filled