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Teaching Assistant, Yewdale Primary School, £4.81 an hour

Carlisle, Cumbria

Added 2 years ago

About Yewdale Primary School

Yewdale Primary School makes up part of the Cumbria Education Trust and os a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. Based in West Carlisle in a popular residential area, this school is accessible on regular bus routes.

At Yewdale Primary School we aspire to provide an engaging and vibrant learning setting where each child is given the opportunity to grow and stretch their boundaries, through nurture and support so they can experience the delight of success and develop a desire to achieve. We believe that every child is born with the potential to succeed and given the right support and encouragement, will develop their talents to the full – whatever their starting point.

At Yewdale Primary School there exists a culture of empathy, care, motivation and engagement that inspires a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. It is a place where people’s opinions and achievements are recognised and celebrated.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a mixed year 3/4 class as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant. The position is offered over 32.5 hours a week Monday to Friday and will offer the successful individual the opportunity to develop their experience of working with children.

This is a fast paced and varied role, Yewdale would like someone who has a genuine passion for working with children with additional needs, this will require key skills such as excellent communication skills, patience, problem solving, flexibility and resilience.

Candidates should have grade C/4 or above in maths and English.

General duties to include

  • Supporting pupils with additional needs
  • Keeping records of pupil progress
  • Supporting the pupils emotional and social needs.
  • Supporting pupils over their lunch break
  • getting the classroom ready for lessons.
  • listening to children read, reading to them or telling them stories.
  • helping children who need extra support to complete tasks.
  • helping teachers to plan learning activities and complete records.
  • supporting teachers in managing class behaviour.
Your future career with us

Once you have completed your Level 3 TA apprenticeship you will be a fully qualified Teaching Assistant able to progress your career as a TA. You can go on to specialise further in Special Educational Needs (SEN).

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