Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/06/2021 12:00
£4.30 per hour
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Etherley Lane Primary School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
4 Jun
Further Information

Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Required as soon as possible for one year
£4.30 per hour

We are looking for someone with a passion and commitment to working with children to join us as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice.

Training at Etherley Lane will fully prepare the successful candidate for a career supporting teaching and learning in a primary school.

The successful candidate will work alongside experienced professionals with very high expectations and colleagues who followed the same training route and are now employed as qualified teaching assistants. Apprentices will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to the role and should make a positive contribution to the progress of our pupils.

You will need to demonstrate that you have good communication skills, confidence and that you are able to take the initiative. You will be a very caring person who gets along with others and has a good sense of humour. We expect the successful candidate to be reliable, very hardworking and ready to throw themselves whole heartedly into the life of the nursery. You will also need to complete tasks and assignments in a timely manner, so an ability to organise your time efficiently will be essential.

Please apply for these posts by completing the attached application form and by writing a letter of application. Please return them to Mrs K Lee, Headteacher, at the above address.

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service.
Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave.
Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory CRB Enhanced Disclosure.

This post is not open to job share.

Closing date: Friday 4th June 2021 at 12 noon
Interview date: Week commencing 7th June 2021

Etherley Lane Primary School
Clarence Gardens
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7RB

Tel: 01388 603 105
Email: etherleylane@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.etherleylane-pri.durham.sch.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.