Looe Community Academy

£140.00 per week


Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Jul 06, 2017
Ref: LC346DS

This is an exciting opportunity for the apprentice to make their mark on this employer, who are really excited about taking on a new apprentice to join their motivated team in Looe.

The Apprentice’s Role

This an exciting school in the Looe area who are keen to appoint a Teaching Assistant to assist in the classroom. The successful candidate will support classroom sessions in addition to activities during lunchtimes and after school. This is a fantastic opportunity to take your first steps into the education sector and can provide an unrivaled foundation for candidates aspiring to be future teachers. The successful applicant will additionally assist in setting up and clearing away resources as required by teaching staff. Formal training will be provided to support development and progression opportunities of the successful candidate.

You will be required to accompany students on educational visits and outings as supervised by teachers or senior persons who are responsible. You must have the ability to develop positive relationships with colleagues and pupils and also act as a role model to others at all times.

Additional administrative duties may occasionally be required.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 30 – 40 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Specific shifts will be negotiated with the school.

Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week, with the potential for an incremental raise and long-term employment opportunity for the right candidate.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332452.

The school prides itself on its wide range of curricular activities, which foster a sense of belonging, achievement, and aspiration. The school's well established
Activity Week provides unique education experiences enriching and enhancing the school curriculum and providing opportunities for students to broaden their horizons at home and abroad. Looe Community Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

There will additionally be outstanding progression opportunities into other roles across the school curriculum.

Skills Required

It is hoped that the successful candidate will have experience of working with students or young people, particularly within a classroom environment, in addition it would be advisable to be able to demonstrate Level 2 knowledge, skills and aptitude.

Compliance with all school policies and a commitment to Safeguarding will be an essential requirement of this role. Experience of working within an educational context would be advantageous, however a determination to support young people is more important. The ability to motivate and inspire young people is additionally of the utmost importance and will be achieved through good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Qualities

The qualities sought in the successful applicant include: emotionally intelligent and aware, caring disposition with a patient and friendly approach, energetic and self-motivated, able to work in a team, enthusiasm for students, positive attitude towards own learning and development and displays an awareness.

Prior Qualifications

No formal qualifications are required as full training will be provided. It would be advantageous for the successful applicant to have an interest in the Education sector.

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:
◾Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
◾Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Maths (Level 1) and ICT (Level 1)

◾Child and young person development
◾Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
◾Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
◾Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Schools organisations
◾Help improve own and team practice in schools
◾Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
◾Support children and young people’s health and safety
◾Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
◾Support learning activities

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About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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