Apprentice Teaching Assistant L3
West Sussex County Council
Chichester, UK
2d ago

Are you interested in getting paid to work and train at the same time?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our committed and dedicated team of SEND staff at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual who can provide efficient support to teachers whilst motivating students to engage with their learning.

This is a term time (+ all inset days), fixed term position : 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (3.30pm finish on Fridays).

SRWA offer an Enhanced Apprentice Pay Rate of £6.56 per hour (actual salary circa £10,800 per annum) (well over the National Minimum Apprentice Wage of £4.

30p.h.) from the start of the Apprenticeship programme, irrespective of age. After 12 months, those aged 19 or over will receive a higher hourly rate in line with National Minimum Wage.

The fixed term contract is 21 months duration.

The Role :

To support targeted students across the curriculum, to help them fulfil their potential. This is an important role working closely with young people and a fantastic opportunity for someone with the right skills and qualities to make a real difference to the life experiences and achievements of our students, whilst gaining a valuable qualification at the same time.

The successful candidate will : -

  • have recent and relevant experience of working with children / young people, preferably with SEND
  • be able to evidence 5 recent GCSE passes at least 4 / 5 (old grade C) including English and Maths
  • have well-developed IT skills and be comfortable working with technology
  • be a team player, who understands the importance of this role in supporting teaching and learning
  • be well-organised with high professional and personal standards
  • be able to establish good working relationships with students, staff and carers
  • have a positive can do’ approach
  • have an understanding of safeguarding procedures and the need for confidentiality.
  • The Training :

    Alongside the classroom TA role, 20% of the 37 weekly contracted working hours will be allocated to training for a nationally-recognised Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, delivered by Academies Enterprise Trust.

    During the Apprenticeship you will be assigned a Trainer Assessor from AET to work with you on the Apprenticeship programme.

    You may also be required to complete Level 2 Functional Skills qualifications in English and Maths (this will be determined by existing qualifications and will not be part of the 20% study allocation, so must be completed in your own time).

    The School :

    The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, is a dynamic and popular 11 18 academy located between Worthing and Brighton, serving the students of Lancing, Sompting and Shoreham.

    SRWA staff benefit from the following : -

  • dedicated staff wellbeing space and Employee Assistance Programme;
  • free use of the Academy’s fitness suite;
  • free on site car parking and easy access to local public transport;
  • cycle to work scheme.
  • Quote from a current Apprentice Teaching Assistant at SRWA :

    Doing the TA Apprenticeship was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am able to use the knowledge I have learnt to support students and being in the classroom really helped me understand the criteria I was studying.

    The students and staff at SRWA are fantastic and every day is completely different"

    CVs are not accepted. To apply online please visit this link :

    https : / / / careers / sirrobertwoodard / job / apprentice-teaching-assistant-level-3-1166678?lang en-GB

    The Academy is committed to safeguarding and successful applicants must agree to an enhanced DBS check.

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