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Early Years Practitioner, South Walney Infant and Nursery School, £6.40 an hour

Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

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About South Walney Infant and Nursery School

Welcome to our wonderful school, South Walney Infant and Nursery School.

South Walney Infant and Nursery school is an average-sized school with EY and KS1 provision. It is situated on Walney Island, linked to the town of Barrow-in-Furness by a road bridge. The school is at the heart of its local community and strongly promotes a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. SWINS is a safe and happy place, where everyone is valued and respected. Our children are challenged and nurtured to become Life-long learners, through and exciting and inspiring curriculum.

Reading is at the heart of our school learning and our curriculum design enable a wide variety of experiences for all children. Our most recent Ofsted report acknowledged this saying “Pupils foster a love of reading from the Early Years…they talk avidly about their favourite stories and enjoy listening to the carefully chosen books.”

Our experienced staff team works well together and our school is widely recognised for its welcoming atmosphere.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the successful team at South Walney Infant and Nursery School as an apprentice Early Years Practitioner. You will be working with an established team, supporting primarily pupils in Early Years, Nursery and/or Reception, and will have opportunity to gain experience of working with children with SEND. We are looking for somebody who is able to embrace the school’s vision and values. It is important that you will enjoy supporting pupils with their educational and social development and approach each day with enthusiasm.

We are looking for someone who is confident and academically strong with a minimum of grade C or 4 in maths and English, with excellent communication skills. If you have a passion for supporting children with a kind, patient and nurturing attitude, apply now!

General duties to include

  • Support children with learning across the curriculum, on an individual or small group basis.
  • Help children who need extra support to complete tasks.
  • Give extra support to children with additional needs or English as an additional language.
  • Assist the teacher with administrative tasks.
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons and practice good housekeeping to ensure the classroom remains in good order.
  • Listen to children read, read to them and tell them stories.
  • Support the teacher in managing class behaviour.
  • Supervise group activities.
  • Look after children who are upset or have had accidents.
  • Take part in training, meetings and reviews.
  • Develop knowledge of the learning support needs of individual pupils.
  • For the pupils you are supporting:
  • • Aid their learning as effectively as possible.
  • • Clarify and explain instructions.
  • • Ensure they are able to use any equipment and materials provided.
  • • Assist them in weaker areas such as language, behaviour and social skills.
  • • Help them to concentrate on and finish work set for them.
  • • Meet physical needs as required while encouraging independence.
  • • Assist with the implementation of EHCP or IPP plans.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  • Undertake intervention programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, recording achievement and progress, and providing feedback to the teacher.
  • Support the use of IT and computing in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of equipment/resources required to meet lesson plans/relevant learning activities to support the delivery of an enriched curriculum.
  • Help out with school events, trips and activities.
Your future career with us

Upon the successful completion of the Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship.

Training & Qualification Details

This Level 2 apprenticeship is expected to last a period of between 12 –14 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 of this programme. Therefore, if you do not already hold a grade 4/C 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).

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