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Teaching Assistant, Greystoke Primary School, £5.28 an hour

Penrith, Cumbria

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About Greystoke Primary School

Welcome to Greystoke School. We are a happy, purposeful community and the passion for learning. We share an ambition to be the best we can be. This happens through working in partnership with parents in developing children's confidence and resilience.

Visitors are struck by our harmonious and stimulating school in which all children are inspired,encouraged to flourish and excel and every child's achievements celebrated.

We value academic achievement, encourage excellence but appreciate that other qualities are equally likely to lead to success later in life. Our pupils broaden their horizons through the rich curriculum as well as the wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Greystoke School is a special place. Children have been educated here for the last 180 years. They enjoy being here and are extremely proud of the school they belong to.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team of a small and well established Primary school. Greystoke are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to join them in September 2023 to work across years 3, 4, 5 and 6. We are a small staff and work very closely together, looking forward to sharing our knowledge and supporting your training. We are lucky enough to spend every Wednesday afternoon at Greystoke Castle to enjoy a variety of outdoor learning activities. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the opportunities we offer our children and their own professional development
We are looking for someone who is confident, academically strong with a minimum of C/4 grade in maths and English with excellent communication skills.
Due to the semi-rural location of our school it will be necessary for all applicants to be able to drive.
If you think this role is perfect for you and have a passion for supporting children's education and development we would love to hear from you!

General duties to include

  • Daily duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Working alongside our HLTA to deliver small group interventions including spellings and maths recovery.
  • Supporting whole class teaching
  • Ensuring that all our children have a happy, secure and welcoming learning environment.
  • Playground duties.
  • Preparing resources and communication clearly with the class teacher to ensure support aligns with planning.
  • Undertaking any additional training necessary.
  • Supporting one breakfast club per week.
Your future career with us

Upon the successful completion of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship there may be the opportunity to join our team on a permanent basis.

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 either be via ZOOM or in person depending on your location) 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.

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