In your role as a Learning Mentor Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in the development of positive educational experiences for children with a range of special needs in the school setting. Working with the support of qualified teaching and support staff you will be expected to contribute in the following areas among others:
Support for Pupils:
- Support learning of small groups or individuals with a range of special needs
- Help with the care and support of pupils;
- Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils;
- Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups;
- Be an effective model for pupil behaviour.
Support for the teacher:
- Assist with classroom resources & Lesson Preparation
- Contribute to the management of pupils’ behaviour, both in the classroom and on the playground, as required
- Provide support for learning activities
Support for the school:
- Contribute to the maintenance of pupil safety and security
- Recognise confidentiality, child protection procedures, Health & Safety, and the policies of the Governing Body
- Assist with special activities in the school within school hours (e.g. sports days, plays, concerts, open days)
Applications are sought from individuals with a conscientious and caring nature who seek to support children with a range of special needs.
The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in youth work and related areas. These include:
- Level 3 Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people.
This pathway also offers the participant a doorway into the teaching profession, offering the chance to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. The experience gained from this apprenticeship in the practical teaching environment is invaluable.
- Good Literacy and Numeracy skills,
- Good organisational skills,
- Strong communication skills,
- Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team
The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and Maths, though consideration will be given to highly-motivated young people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, Maths & ICT) at Levels 1 & 2.
- A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school classroom environment will be required.
- Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
- Willing to learn and professionally develop
- Committed to self-development
- Does what they say they will do when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
- Values and respects others
- Effective communicator – good listener, sincere and able to win people over
- Written and verbal communication skills
- Confident to take the lead when appropriate
- Flexible and adaptable
- Committed to collective success
- Socially adept
- Creative and innovative
Training to be provided
- Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in schools
If you haven’t already achieved a C or above in Maths, English and ICT at GCSE level you will be required to complete;
- Level 2 Functional skills in English
- Level 1 Functional skills in Maths
- Level 1 Functional skills in ICT