Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Middlestown Primary Academy



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Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Middlestown Primary Academy.

Middlestown Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an outstanding, innovative and committed Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join our support team.

You will attend to the pupil’s learning, personal needs and provide general support in managing pupils in the classroom. You will be required to have the ability to use your own initiative when responding to the needs of individual children, and excellent interpersonal skills. Some experience of working with children would be preferable. An interest in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) would be preferable. The post will be working across the Academy but will be predominately based in the EYFS.

The successful candidate will undertake the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship through Barnsley College. As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

The working pattern for the position is Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.15pm with an unpaid 45-minute lunch break per day. The position is temporary in the first instance for the duration of the apprenticeship.

We are an Academy with a friendly staff and lovely children, and we encourage all staff members to play an active role in the wider part of the Academy.

The Accord Multi Academy Trust was established in September 2016 and is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. The Trust is committed to providing world class education for all our young people within our community and as such we recognise the pivotal role that our staff team have in this respect. The Trust places at the heart of its development a commitment to high quality professional development for all staff who join the Trust. We understand that by investing in our staff we will create an organisation with a shared vision and values that will transform education for young people.

We encourage prospective applicants to visit prior to applying. We offer a supportive work environment with a dedicated and approachable central operational team and an educational strategy group who will work with you in order for you to reach your career goals and aspirations.

We are confident that new staff joining our Trust will feel welcomed and happy to have chosen us. Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the Academy prior to applying. We also encourage prospective candidates to look at our website for further information regarding our ‘People Pledge’ and our recently launched Employee Benefit package Working For Our Trust - Accord (accordmat.org)

For an informal discussion about this position please contact hr@accordmat.org or call on 01924 282748.

Interviews likely to be held: week commencing 20 November 2023

Application forms are available from Accord Multi Academy Trust website . 

Completed application forms to be returned to hr@accordmat.org.

We are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equity of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains high quality colleagues from all backgrounds and across all job roles at the Trust. We welcome and encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, other ethnic minority groups, individuals who identify as LGBT+; and/or are registered with a disability. Candidates will always be shortlisted based on the content of application against the job description and essential criteria without access to the personal details information.

The Accord Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.