Apprentice Early Years Educator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2023 12:00
£17,600.00 Annual Salary - National Living Wage based on Age Annual Gross Salary based on age (Under 18 ,19) (18-20 12,651) (21-22 17,195) (23+ 17,600)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St John Vianney Catholic Primary School Hillhead Road West Denton Newcastle Upon Tyne NE5 1DN
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information
St John Vianney Catholic Primary School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust.

St John Vianney Catholic Primary School
Hillhead Road
West Denton
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 2672233

Headteacher: Mrs A D Thorpe 

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust have an Early Years Apprenticeship available at St John Vianney Catholic Primary School. You will provide classroom support duties including curriculum related tasks and small group work in close collaboration with other school staff. 

37 Hours Per Week Term Time with additional 5 Days Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm Friday 8am – 3.30pm ½ hour lunch break

Total hours per week: 37.0

Expected duration:
18 Months

Possible start date:
04 Jan 2024

What you will do in your working day

Supporting the teacher in the general management of the classroom
Undertaking activities, as directed by the teacher, with individuals or small groups of pupils
Providing clerical and administrative support, e.g. administering coursework and preparing work sheets  
Supervising groups of pupils alone and participating in general activities including giving sensitive support and intervention in children’s play
Undertaking routine invigilation and marking.

Classroom Organisation:

Responsible for the organisation, classroom maintenance, setting out, clearing away and care of resources to create a purposeful and attractive learning environment
Assisting in the preparation, maintenance and repair of books, apparatus and equipment, to include cataloguing and stocktaking of all resources
Preparing pupils’ work for display in the classroom and around the school
Demonstrating creativity in assisting with the practical resourcing of the classroom 

Pupil Support:

Working with pupils directly on curriculum related tasks under the direction of the teacher
Contributing to the delivery of all aspects of the curriculum for pupils, including assessment, recording and reporting procedures and the maintenance of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), including the preparation of reports and reviews under the guidance of a designated teacher
Giving relevant feedback to the teacher regarding the social, emotional and physical needs of pupils thus offering the teacher support in their assessment 
Contributing to monitoring and evaluating the learning environment provided for the pupils in his/her care and using this evaluation to help make necessary changes and developments within the classroom
Working with teachers and other staff in planning the teaching programme and associated activities
Taking an active role in liaising with external agencies and preparing reports for and contributing to reviews
Following the school policy documents and schemes of work to keep updated with school and National Curriculum documentation
Welfare and other duties 
Under teacher overall control, accepting shared responsibility for the creation of a safe environment for pupils within and outside the classroom  
Assisting in the supervision of pupils particularly at break periods and the beginning and end of sessions
Providing general care and welfare by responding appropriately to the social, emotional and physical needs of pupils. This might include attending to sick or injured pupils, taking sick pupils home and investigating reasons for absence
Administer medication to pupils in accordance with the school’s policy and procedures (only where the postholder, in accordance with the LEA guidance, has agreed to be the named volunteer for this task) 
Supervising other Support Assistants as required
Promote and implement the Trust's equalities policies in all aspects of employment and service delivery 
Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people s/he is responsible for or comes into contact with
Assist in maintaining a healthy, safe, and secure environment and to act in accordance with the Trust’s policies and procedures
Promote understanding of the Trust’s mission, vision and values and lead by example through outstanding professional conduct

The training you will be getting:
Level 3 Early years educator apprenticeship standard 
All training is delivered at the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship:
Although a permanent position cannot be guaranteed, candidates who have successfully completed their apprenticeship would be actively encouraged to apply for any appropriate vacancies as they arise across the Trust’s 39 schools.   

Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider
Two references are required from current and previous employers (or education establishment if applicant not in employment). Candidates can apply for multiple locations. Bishop Bewick Application form is to be completed and sent to Trust.

Training provider:

Adjustments for experience:
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship recruitment team:

Apprenticeship standard
Early years educator
Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience:
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
Please note
This job is closed for applications.