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SEN Teaching Assistant Apprentice – Charlton Park Academy

Charlton Park Academy

Charlton Park Road
London
SE7 8HX
Scale: Salary: £16,000 per annum (Actual salary)
Job Summary: Level 3 Teaching Assistant (TA) Apprenticeship for Charlton Park Academy.

Charlton Park Academy is a Special Academy for students with complex, low incidence special educational needs. They are a well established and very experienced local provider of quality specialised education provision and cater for young people with complex conditions.

They are preparing their students for an inspiring future and they are looking for caring, keen and enthusiast Teaching Assistants to join their team!

They have friendly and experienced staff who are familiar with working with a wide range of young people with special educational needs – most of their staff have specialist qualifications and experience. CPA train and mentor all of their staff continuously to improve upon their standards of provision.

Job Purpose:

To work under the guidance and instruction of the Class Teacher. To undertake bespoke work programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

At Charlton Park Academy you will;

Receive training bespoke to the setting.
Develop an understanding of how to actively support the class teacher.
Build confidence supporting SEN.
Contribute to planning, class activities and team meetings.
Access to an in-school mentor.
Fantastic CPD opportunities and in-house training

Specific Duties Include:

  • Support children’s learning through play.
  • Help plan, adapt, and organise learning activities for children according to their needs under the direction of the class teacher.
  • Deliver learning activities for individuals and groups of pupils under the professional direction and supervision of the class teacher.
  • Support pupils’ social and emotional well-being, recognising signs of distress in children and offering reassurance, and reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
  • Promote the pupils’ inclusion within the school, their independence skills in communication, learning and social skills.
  • Carry out administrative duties, such as preparing and clearing up learning space and resources, including photocopying, filing, display making and presentation of pupil’s work, and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
  • Responding to individual needs by personalising resources for an individual or a small group.
    Support the teacher in managing disruptive and challenging behaviour in line with Charlton Park Academy’s Behaviour Management Policy and promote positive behaviour around the school.
  • Assist in the management and administration of medication and medical intervention. (Training will be provided)
  • Assist pupils with eating, dressing, and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence.

Delivered by: LAT Apprenticeships

Location: Charlton, London

Duration: 22 Months (Including 3 months for the End-Point Assessment)

Working hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. Term-time only. 40 hours per week.

(Post is for 5 days per week, 38 weeks term time, plus 5 days INSET and plus 5 additional training days).

Salary: £16,000 per annum (Actual salary)

Start date: September 2024

Interview dates: 20th May & 21st June 2024

Type: Level 3 Apprenticeship

Key Requirements:

Residency in the UK for the past 3 years and eligibility to work in the UK.
Aged 16 or above.
Achieved a C/4 at Maths and English GCSE or the Level 2 Functional Skills Equivalent.
Charlton Park Academy Trust’s aim is to become the Employer of Choice and to support staff by developing their career within our specialist area.

All applications shortlisted by Safer recruitment authorised staff and will be subject to suitability checks to ensure that all suitable candidates employed are subject to enhanced DBS and safeguarding checks in regards of working with vulnerable children and young adults. All applicants will have social media screening and all and any convictions must be declared at the application stage.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates – you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

LAT Apprenticeships is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of their background, and we encourage diversity and inclusion in our workplace.

Application question(s):

Where are you based? How long would your commute be?
What interests you in becoming a Teaching Assistant Apprentice? (Please answer in as much detail as possible)
What grades have you achieved in English and Maths? (You must have achieved a C/4 or the Level 2 Functional Skills Equivalent)
Work Location: In person

To apply for this vacancy:

Email recruitment@latapprenticeships.org.uk

Call 07514318587