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Job Title : Early Years Learning Support Apprentice
Employer : Cliff Lane Primary School
Location : IPSWICH, Suffolk, IP3 0PJ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Education and Training
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01676
Vacancy Short Description : Are you a dedicated, fun and adaptable individual studying in an area specific to working with and supporting children's individual needs?
Are you interested in working in a Nursery Setting? We are seeking an apprentice and would love to hear from you.


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 9- 4 for a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship and 9-3 for a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: All applicants will be emailed an Initial Assessment to complete as part of the recruitment procedure. This is an online assessment in English and maths and can be completed at your preferred location remotely. Currently, due to COVID19 we are not usually offering Initial Assessment appointments at either campus.

Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, will be offered further advice and guidance to support their application and may be invited into one of the campuses to complete the assessments on site.
Vacancy Full Description : Teaching and learning
● Liaise closely with teachers and other relevant agencies regarding work set for an individual or group.
● Effectively communicate the work set by the class teacher to the children and ensure that the children are aware of the teacher's expectations.
● Encourage children to interact and work cooperatively with others to ensure each is engaged on the set task.
● Provide appropriate support to allow access to the curriculum.
● Assist with the development and implementation of individual education plans.
● Observe and report on childrens performance and update relevant records at agreed time intervals if required.
Behaviour management
● Work in partnership with the class teacher to manage childrens behaviour and maintain an appropriate working environment in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.
● Take lead responsibility for monitoring individual reward charts.
● Promote inclusion within the classroom and within the school.
● Report to teachers on the behaviour of children during lessons and any issues arising.
Administrative duties
● Assist with setting out learning materials.
● Support class teachers with general administrative tasks as required to support teaching and learning.
● Collect work after the lesson and hand over to the class teacher as appropriate.
Standards and quality assurance
● Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school.
● Be aware of, uphold and contribute towards the school's policies and procedures.
● Establish and promote productive relationships with children, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
● Work with the class teacher to communicate and establish constructive relationships with other professionals in order to support pupils learning and progress.
● Ensure that the health, safety and welfare is maintained at all times.
● Maintain confidentiality at all times.
● Observe data protection guidelines.
● Understand and comply with the school's equal opportunities policy.
Pastoral care
● Promote the social and emotional development of children.
● Provide comfort and immediate care in case of minor incidents and report serious incidents to the appropriate person for action.
● Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies in accordance with the school's policies and procedures.
Additional duties
● Accompany teaching staff and children on educational visits.
● Participate in appropriate school based meetings and training activities.
● Take an active part in appraising your work against agreed priorities and targets in accordance with the school's performance management.
● Embrace any other duties that may reasonably be regarded, as within the responsibilities and grade of the post.
● Carrying out any other instructions given by the Headteacher and deputy head teacher within reason.*
*Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed.
*Cliff Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a DBS check.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm with half an hour unpaid lunch
Salary : £146.25 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 16/10/2020
Possible Start Date : 09/11/2020
Personal Qualities : Professional, Enthusiastic, pro-active, approachable, adaptable, articulate reliable, punctual, committed, to have a level of understanding around safeguarding, be open to personal and professional development, with a caring nature
Skills Required : Training & Qualifications
1. Good level of education. - Essential
2. Evidence of continuing and recent professional development relevant to the post. - Desirable
4. Experience of working in a school. Desirable
Knowledge and understanding
1. Understanding of equality of opportunities and how they can be effectively addressed in schools. - Essential
2. The knowledge and understanding of current theory and best practice in learning and teaching, particularly for SEN children. - Desirable
3. Understanding of a diverse range of teaching and learning styles and techniques with SEN children. - Essential
4. Good understanding of the importance of culture and ethos and how this impacts on morale, high expectation and high standards. - Essential
5. Good understanding of effective procedures for managing and promoting positive behaviour among SEN children. -
6. Good understanding of the role of parents and the community in school improvement.- Essential
Characteristics and Competencies
1. Ability to promote the school’s aims positively.
2. Ability to develop good personal relationships within a team; making an effective contribution to high morale.
3. Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences.
4. Ability to create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment.
5. Boundless enthusiasm, determination and drive to inspire others to achieve high standards.
6. An appetite and stamina for challenging work.
7. A solution-focused mindset and determined “no-excuses” approach.
8. A personable nature to build effective relationships with parents and all members of the school community.
9. A lively, creative and good-humoured approach.
10. Ability and keenness to promote the school’s positive culture and ethos. Essential
Future Prospects : This will be reviewed through-out the apprenticeship and a fully comitted apprentice would be in a good position to secure a fulltime role in the future should an opportunity arise.
Training to be Provided : College attendance will be required one evening per week at the Ipswich Campus.

End-point assessment: Delivered by CACHE

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer. Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their chosen occupation. Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour with effect from 1st April 2020. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

For this position the pay rate is £4.50 per hour and the weekly wage will be adjusted accordingly to fit within the term time pay guidelines for 39 weeks per year . Further information will be clarified at interview.

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
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