Apprentice Learning Support Assistant – Bramley Park Academy (LS13 3DP)

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A rewarding opportunity to train as a teaching assistant to work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff to support the children/young people of the school.

Overview

Key Areas

  • Work & liaise with the pupil
  • Staff teamwork.
  • Liaise with parents and school staff.
  • Duties and Responsibilities within key areas

Purpose of Post:

  • To work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher.
  • To support access learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
  • Provide general support to staff and pupils, including preparation and routine maintenance of resources/equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support for Pupils

1. Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

2. To supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.

3. Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.

4. Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.

5. Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.

6. Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.

7. Support pupils in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher.

Support for the Teacher

8. Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work.

9. Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.

10. Undertake pupil record keeping as requested and other basic record keeping.

11. Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.

12. Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed.

13. Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting/recording money etc.

14. Ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment.

15. Timely and accurate preparation of routine equipment/resources/materials as set out in instructions.

16. Assist the teacher with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils.

Support for the Curriculum

17. Support pupils to understand instructions.

18. Support pupils in respect of aspects of learning with the curriculum.

19. Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.

20. Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.

21. Monitor and arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies.

22. Operation of everyday equipment in accordance with instructions.

23. Maintenance of everyday equipment, check for quality/safety.

24. Undertake simple repairs and report other damages.

 

About the Employer

At Bramley Park Academy we provide the best education for all our pupils in a happy, caring and healthy environment. Bramley Park Academy lies at the heart of our local community and we see ourselves at the central hub of a wider family – Wellspring Academy Trust.

We are privileged to be part of Wellspring Academy Trust who believes that every school is unique, because it has a unique history; it serves a unique community context and is full of unique individuals. We value and celebrate the unique identities of our schools. We encourage them to innovate, create and develop their uniqueness because we want others to learn from them.

Bramley Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and expects all staff, Governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We promote diversity and want a workforce, which reflects the population and communities of Leeds.

Things to Consider

  • Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
  • You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and Open days.
  • There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out.
  • This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • There is a requirement to submit to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau background check.

Training to be Delivered

Mode of delivery: Once a month day release in college.

Course content:

A Level 3 Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the workplace you will be expected to attend college 1 day a month, where you will gain knowledge and understanding of the Supporting Teaching and Learning standards. You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor.

An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning journey

The Apprenticeship framework comprises of:

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths

End Point Assessment

The EPA consists of two distinct assessment methods:

  • Practical observation with questions & answers
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location

Bramley, Leeds

Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

Employer Name

Bramley Park Academy

Employer Address

Fairfield Hill
Bramley
Leeds
LS13 3DP

Working Week

Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm / 9:30am-5:30pm Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm/9:30am - 5:00pm

Weekly Hours

37

Wage Amount

£177.97 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE Maths and English 4-9 (A-C) or Functional Skills Level 2 are desirable

Desired Skills

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • The ability to personalise and differentiate learning Ability to use correct English in spoken and written communication
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Ability to respond calmly and use initiative

Personal Qualities

  • Confident and enjoys working as part of a team
  • An enthusiastic personality with a ‘can do attitude’
  • Conscientious
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to remain calm
  • A positive approach to continuous learning and development
  • Team player
  • Commitment to all CPD offered

Desirable

  • Understanding of pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and special educational needs
  • Knowledge of the range of ways that pupils learn
  • Knowledge of interventions
  • Relevant experience for the post
  • Working with children of relevant age
  • Working with children/young people with SEN and/or social, emotional and mental health difficulties
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