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Teaching Assistant, Fir Ends Primary School, £7.40 an hour

Carlisle, Cumbria

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About Fir Ends Primary School

Fir Ends Primary School is a small school, which feels much bigger on the inside! With typical cohorts of 15 pupils or fewer, we are able to offer pupils a small school ethos, whilst having the flexibility to offer big school experiences.
Our curriculum reflects our desire to develop rounded individuals with a focused approach to the basics complemented by access to outdoor learning, arts, crafts and sports activities, reflecting our ambition to help pupils develop as curious, confident and independent learners.
Our aim is to encourage and support all pupils to achieve academically, and to meet the challenges and expectations of the primary curriculum - but we also recognise that there are 'other ways to win' at school, and there is more to our provision than just readin', writin' and 'rithmetic.
Pupils can join us from the age of three and benefit from our caring and encouraging ethos until it's time to head off to secondary school at the end of Year 6.

About the role

Fir Ends Primary School are looking for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join their successful team from September! This exciting role will include supporting whole class teaching, as well as having the opportunity to work with children on a 1-1 basis and in small groups. You will be supporting children who require additional support, particularly those with an Education & Health Care Plan.
Alongside this, you will also have the opportunity to assist in the provision of a programme of activities in After School Club and lunchtime duties.
If you are a reliable, punctual and enthusiastic person with a minimum of Grade C/4 in GCSE maths and English, this may be the opportunity for you!
Please note - public transport to Fir Ends Primary School is unavailable so you must be able to travel to the school via your own transport.
Further details here: https://www.fir-ends.cumbria.sch.uk/vacancies
The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 28th June.

General duties to include

  • Supporting whole class teaching
  • Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Delivering planned interventions to small groups of pupils and 1-1
  • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Promoting health and safety during lunchtime playground duties
  • Supporting the pupil's emotional and social development
  • Participating in school events and trips
  • Keeping accurate records
  • Working with the school team as a whole
Your future career with us

Upon successful completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity of permanent employment with Fir Ends Primary School.

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