Nursery (EYFS) Apprentice LSA
Company: Cliff Lane Primary School
Location: IPSWICH, IP3 0PJ
Salary: £156.32 per week
Sector: Education and Training
Application Deadline Date: 27/05/2022
Start Date: 05/09/2022
Positions Available: 1
Working Week: 32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm (30 minute lunch break)
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 with children from 3 to 4 years? We are seeking an apprentice to join our Nursery setting and would love to hear from you.
Evidence of continuing and recent professional development relevant to the post is desirable.
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 an Advanced
Apprenticeship and 9-3 for an Intermediate. Apprentices need to be
employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a
contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or
awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to
come into college (Ipswich or Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus) and sit an
online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Ability to promote the school’s aims positively.
Ability to develop good personal relationships within a team; making an
effective contribution to high morale.
Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of
Ability to create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment.
Boundless enthusiasm, determination and drive to inspire others to achieve
An appetite and stamina for challenging work.
A solution-focused mindset and determined “no-excuses” approach.
A personable nature to build effective relationships with parents and all
members of the school community.
A lively, creative and good-humoured approach and a caring nature.
Good level of education.
Understanding of equality of opportunities and how they can be effectively addressed in schools.
Understanding of a diverse range of teaching and learning styles and
techniques with SEN children.
Good understanding of the role of parents and the community in school
Ability and keenness to promote the school’s positive culture and ethos.
Evidence of continuing and recent professional development relevant to the post.
Experience of working in a school.
The knowledge and understanding of current theory and best practice in
learning and teaching, particularly for SEN children.
The qualifications and experience gained on this apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.
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
● 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
● Observe and report on childrens performance and update relevant
records at agreed time intervals if required.
● 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
● 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
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
● 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
● 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.
● 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.
● 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
This role is to be solely working in an Early Years Setting with 3 - 4 year olds
and part of the course in relation to this may require you to attend an alternative
site, to work with younger year groups (under 3 years). This is not suitable for
someone wishing to work with children within a Reception year group.