The (MAT) supports the learning, social and pastoral needs of young people with an EHCP from the ages of 4 to 19. The MAT presently comprises of New Bridge School, New Bridge Learning Centre, New Bridge College, Spring Brook Academy, Hollinwood Academy and the Springboard Project (all situated in Oldham) and Hawthorns School (situated in Audenshaw). Each school within our Trust retains its own unique identity and believes that all our young people deserve the very best provision.
We are looking to recruit a number of resilient, committed, caring and highly motivated individuals to join our highly successful Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Programme.
The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils' learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know... their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils' well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.
It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. Teaching Assistants are good role models who act with honesty and integrity; take part in team meetings and contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.
Alongside the practical element of the apprenticeship, the successful candidates will complete a rigorous accredited Programme of Study in conjunction with our Training Provider. All applicants will be expected to provide evidence of prior academic attainment and will be assessed against the Entry criteria before appointment.
Successful candidates will be employed on an 18-month fixed term contract. The Apprenticeship Programme is offered on a full year basis; 36 hrs 40 mins per week. During periods of school closure our apprentices are engaged in supporting holiday clubs and a range of extra-curricular activities with our young people. Whilst we are unable to guarantee a permanent contract at the end of the Apprenticeship, we expect opportunities for permanent employment to become available.
We have vacancies in several of our schools. Please note that some of the posts involve supporting students who present with challenging behaviour or may have complex medical needs and disabilities. Previous relevant experience in a school, caring or similar environment would be an advantage.
The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate in their application that they have: Achieved 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading), or a relevant Level 2 qualification. A genuine interest in supporting young people with special educational needs The ability to build positive relationships with the class group, ensuring consistency and continuity on a daily basis High expectations of young people, and a commitment to raising standards of attainment to ensure that they can achieve their full educational potential A genuine appreciation of the potential barriers to a pupil's learning, and sensitivity towards their circumstances and life experiences The emotional and physical resilience necessary when working with challenging young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. A professional approach to their work and the ability to work effectively with all members of the staff team The ability to work on a full time /full year basis for the 18-month term of the Apprenticeship
Please note there is no age limit to access an Apprenticeship.The Apprenticeship pay rate applies for the first twelve months and then Apprentices move onto their applicable statutory age rate.We would be particularly interested in male applicants.
New Bridge MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must have a commitment to safeguarding young people. These posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and references will be sought prior to interview.
Salary : New Bridge Apprenticeship Rate: £4.81 per hour (£9,194 per annum)
Allowance: SEN (£1,324) per annum
Hours of work : 36 hours 40 minutes per week / full year
Based : Within one of the schools within the MAT
Commencing: September 2021
Closing Date : Thursday 30th September 2021
Further information :
Completed application forms should be returned to Oldham UK
Apprentice Teaching Assistants Oldham New Bridge Multi Academy Trust Oldham