Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Bank View School

Apprenticeship summary

We are seeking energetic, empathetic and highly motivated teaching assistants to join us at Bank View across all phases of the school. Bank View is a special school for students with autism/complex learning difficulties and we are seeking energetic, empathetic and highly motivated teaching assistants to join us across all phases of the school.

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Closing date: June 21, 2024

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Wage:
£10,649.60 to £19,036.16 a year
Total hours per week:
32
Expected duration (weeks):
77
Positions (available):
1
Date posted:
June 5, 2024
Possible start date:
September 1, 2024
Apprenticeship level:

Advanced

  • To work with the class teacher to support pupils’ effective independent learning and progress
  • To prepare resources and the classroom for planned activities
  • To provide support for pupils’ learning and care needs (intimate care when appropriate) and have due regard to the health, safety and wellbeing of pupils and colleagues
  • To have shared responsibilities, along with all staff in school for the safeguarding of pupils

Learning and Development Activities:

  • To provide support for learning activities across all areas of the national curriculum and to provide feedback to the teacher on pupil progress with objectives and tasks
  • To assist with the timely preparation of resources, activities and the teaching environment ensuring pupil safety. This may include preparing materials to meet individual pupil needs
  • To clear up after activities, keeping the teaching area safe and tidy and  assist with displays
  • To help pupils advance towards their targets and to provide feedback on progress
  • To support pupils to review their own learning wherever possible
  • To assist in implementing and reviewing agreed programmes of work and highlight any concerns to the classroom teacher

Behaviour, Therapy and Play:

  • To implement agreed behaviour management strategies to promote positive behaviour 
  • Promote mental health and well-being through attachment and trauma awareness approaches 
  • To support therapists and pupils before, during and following therapy sessions and to assist with therapies as required 
  • If appropriate provide opportunities for pupils to experience a variety of play environments that stimulate them and provide opportunities for risk, challenge and personal growth
  • To support pupils to participate as inclusively as possible in all activities
  • To help pupils manage their feelings and relationships with others

Care and Safety:

  • To provide support to pupils’ general welfare, as required including emergency First Aid
  • To be familiar with pupils’ care plans/medical risk assessments and provide care, encouragement and maintain dignity
  • To assist with monitoring of physical wellbeing including eating habits to support the development of pupils’ independence
  • To support pupils’ emotional wellbeing, self -reliance self-esteem and resilience
  • To assist in intimate care as required
  • To assist in the supervision of pupils during break and lunchtimes

Communication:

  • To provide support to communication and interaction needs including facilitating communication for pupils who use augmentative or alternative means of communication
  • To support pupils and their families for whom English is an additional language (EAL)
  • To establish and maintain effective communication with parents, carers and families about the care and education of their children through communication books (if applicable), review meetings and phone calls as required

Team Working:

  • Assist in the assessment, monitoring and recording of pupil progress and behaviour and the maintenance of record keeping systems
  • To provide occasional supervision of a group or class for time limited activities or in an emergency
  • To work flexibly as part of the classroom team and to take part in the support and induction of new staff as well as the annual performance management scheme

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will achieve the following:

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable) 
  • The apprenticeship will be delivered via teams meetings every 4-6 weeks and observations in the workplace alongside your job role
  • There is no day release required for this training

Future job opportunities at Bank View School, across all sites, including HLTA if vacancies are available.

Employer

Bank View School

Teamwork lies at the core of Bank View’s ethos; the entire school community works together and recognises the role they each play and the strengths they bring. Everyone at Bank View truly cares about the students, we all work tirelessly to improve the students’ outcomes so they are successful in life. In 2019 OFSTED rated us outstanding in all areas. They stated ‘This is a happy school. There is genuine warmth between the pupils and staff. Relationships are strong, and staff know each pupil exceptionally well.’ We have a new building with excellent facilities. The school has the National Autistic Society’s charter mark.

Training

Training Provider:

EDUCATION AND SKILLS TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard:

Teaching assistant (level 3)