Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare

Children and Young People Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare

Employer: Sidmouth CE Primary School- First Federation

Address: Vicarage Road Sidmouth EX10 8UG

  • We are looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to take on the role of an apprentice at Sidmouth CE Primary School.

    To work under the directed instruction of senior Teaching Assistants/ Teaching and Senior staff within the Foundation Stage Unit. To provide general support to the FSU team both in shared areas and bases, and to support access to learning for pupils aged between 2 and 5. Work to provide experience and evidence for ‘Children and Young Peoples Workforce’ Level 2 certificate.

    To work under direct supervision/ instruction to support access to learning by:

    • Attending to the welfare and personal care of Foundation Stage pupils including those with special educational needs
    • Working with small groups or on a one-to-one basis with children
    • Undertaking general clerical/ organisational support for FSU team

    In line with module development and course requirements duties will initially be supported/ led and supervised by member of staff from the FSU. As competency and independence develops this supervision and guidance will be lessened as required by level 2 certification and course requirements.

    Support the teacher by:

    • Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clearing afterwards
    • Assisting with the display of pupils work
    • Being aware of pupil problems/ progress/ achievements and reporting these to the teacher as agreed
    • Undertaking basic pupil record keeping as requested
    • Being aware of/ working within planned learning activities
    • Occasionally plan (in line with level 2 course) for individual pupils/ small groups activities encompassing the EYFS
    • Follow and promote the FSU behaviour policies and guidelines
    • Communicate from/ to parents/ FSU as specifically directed by teaching staff

    Supporting pupils by:

    • Supervising and providing support for pupils, including those with special educational needs, ensuring their safety and access to learn
    • Attending to the pupils personal needs, including social, health, physical, hygiene and welfare matters
    • Establishing good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
    • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
    • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and to engage in activities led by the teacher
    • Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate.

    Support the curriculum by:

    • Supporting pupils to understand instructions
    • Supporting pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage e.g. letters and sounds
    • Supporting pupils using ICT as directed
    • Preparing and maintaining equipment/ resources as directed by the teacher and assisting pupils in their use

    Support the school by:

    • Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, and reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
    • Being aware of and support difference and ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
    • Contributing to the overall ethos/ work/ aims of the school
    • Participating in training and other learning activities in accordance with level 2 certification
    • Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits and out of school activities as required.

    Weekly/Hourly Rate

    £3.70 per hour (National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice0

    Working Hours

    Minimum of 30 hours a week

    Future Prospects

    Level 3 qualification and/or a long term career.

    Employer Description

    Sidmouth Primary School opened in September 2011 following the merger of three existing infant and junior schools. The school now operates on three sites:

    • Nursery Unit on the Vicarage Road Site;
    • Infants based on the Manstone Avenue and Vicarage Road sites;
    • Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) work from the Woolbrook Road site.

    There are about 540 pupils working across the three sites, cared for by an excellent staff team.
    Sidmouth Primary School’s mission is to be a positive learning community where everyone enjoys the opportunity to achieve within a caring Christian environment.

    Skills Required

    • Good numeracy and literacy skills
    • Ability to use technology to a basic level – e,g, computer, DVD, photocopier etc
    • To self organise and work towards specific goals e.g. the completion of course modules and requirements for apprenticeship scheme
    • Requirement to participate in specific and accredited training
    • Willingness to participate in other development and training opportunities

    Personal Qualities

    • Ability to relate well to children and adults
    • Ability to work constructively as part of a team, to understand classroom roles and responsibilities and to understand own position within these

    Qualifications Required

    Candidate is required to have GCSE Grades in Maths and English. The same in ICT is also preferable.

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