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VacancyCourse SubjectEmployerClosing Date
Advanced Apprentice Early Years Teaching Assistant Early Years Educator Borough Road Nursery 22 September 2017
Curriculum and Administrative Support Apprentice Business and Administration Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College 25 September 2017
Library and Learning Resource Administration Apprentice Business and Administration Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College 25 September 2017
Apprentice Teaching Assistant Children and Young Peoples Workforce Harrowgate Hill Primary School 6 October 2017 

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Advance Apprentice Early Years Teaching Assistant

Employer: Borough Road Nursery School
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £3.50 per hour  
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Borough Road Nursery School are a maintained Nursery school funded by Darlington local authority. They are run by a governing body and inspected by Ofsted school inspectors. The school believes nursery education is important in its own right. Its aims are based on good nursery practice, which reflects the underlying principles of the early years foundation stage curriculum.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

Support the child by:

  1. Attending to the children's educational needs
  2. Supporting the carrying out of pre-determined educational activities and programmes of learning whilst promoting independent learning
  3. Establishing a supportive relationship with the children and parents concerned, acting as a role model and being aware of, and responding appropriately to individual needs
  4. Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of the children with special needs
  5. Promoting and reinforcing the child's self-esteem and acting independently as appropriate
  6. Supporting children in respect of learning strategies e.g. literacy and numeracy, as directed by the teacher supporting children in basic ICT as directed 

Support the teacher by: 

  1. Displaying children's work as directed by the teacher/early year's practitioner
  2. Monitoring the needs and behaviours of individual children and reporting these to their designated supervisor as appropriate 
  3. Undertaking children record keeping as requested
  4. Being aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed 

Support the school by:

  1. Being aware of the nursery school's policies and procedures
  2. Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection and reporting all concerns to an appropriate person 
  3. Being aware  of and supporting difference and ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  4. Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  5. Attending relevant meetings as required
  6. Participating in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  7. Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required 
  8. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children for whom you have responsibility or come into contact with, to include adhering to all specified procedures 
  9. Undertaking any other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post which from time to time may be required by the head teaching/senior teaching assistant 
  10. Carrying out your duties with full regard to the Council's/School's Equality Policy and Race Equality Scheme 

Complying with Health and Safety policies, organisation's statements and procedures, reporting any incidents/accidents/hazards and taking a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect both yourself and others 

This post has a high level of contact with, and responsibility for children

Training will be provided:

  • Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator (EYE)
  • Level 2 Award Employment Rights & Responsibilities
  • Level 2 Functional skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Any other training specified by your employer

To apply: Please apply on: www.darlington.gov.uk/apprenticeships

For more information: Please contact Lauren Mallaby on 01325 405601 or email Lauren.Mallaby@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Friday 22 September

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Curriculum and Administrative Support Apprentice

Employer: Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: £129.50 per week
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Do you enjoy working in a busy environment? Are you able to communicate effectively with a range of different people? Do you enjoy learning how to use new software? QE Sixth Form are looking for someone who will play an important team role within the College by carrying out a wide range of duties with the aim of producing a high quality support service.

The vacancy will require the successful applicant to carry out all aspects of business administration
including:

  • Designing, reproducing and administering a wide variety of teaching and learning and publicity materials using a wide variety of software packages
  • Assisting programme and subject areas in administrative and organisational tasks in their departments including setting up classroom displays
  • Providing support and advice to staff and students requiring reprographics services and ensuring all equipment is
    functional for daily use
  • Providing support as required to the MIS database of the college regarding student admissions and guidance information
  • Organising and maintaining manual filing systems for student records and other filing as required
  • Processing College incoming and outgoing mail
  • Receiving and directing visitors to the College and handling enquiries as appropriate
  • Answering the telephone and directing telephone calls as appropriate
  • Dealing with queries from students, parents and staff
  • Carrying out general reception duties
  • Carrying out duties, commensurate with the position, as determined by the Curriculum & Administrative Support Manager or the Principal according to unexpected College needs

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)

Training will take place every other week at our Training Centre. Here you will learn the theory elements of the course, gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications.

To apply: Apply through the employer's website http://www.qeliz.ac.uk/vacancies 

Closing Date: Monday 25 September 2017

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Library and Learning Resource Administration Apprentice

Employer: Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: £129.50 per week
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Do you enjoy working in a busy environment? Are you able to communicate effectively with a range of different people? Do you enjoy learning how to use new software? QE Sixth Form College is looking for someone who will play an important team role within the College by carrying out a wide range of duties with the aim of producing a high quality support service.

The vacancy will require the successful applicant to carry out all aspects of business administration
including:

  • Help to process new books, laptops, photographic equipment and other resources, using the computerised library catalogue
  • Issue and return books and other resource items using the computerised system
  • Deal with library enquiries where possible, including Information and Learning Technologies (ILT) such as computers
  • Deal with letters and correspondence
  • Shelve returned books and keep shelves tidy and in the correct order
  • Deal with the withdrawal of old and damaged items
  • Distribute internal post
  • Help to create displays
  • Help to maintain an environment conducive to study
  • Help develop on-line guides and materials to support students
  • Carrying out other such reasonable duties commensurate with this position as determined by the line manager or Principal with respect to unexpected College needs

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (as required)

Training will take place every other week at our Training Centre. Here you will learn the theory elements of the course, gaining the knowledge to complete the qualifications.

To apply: Apply through the employer's website http://www.qeliz.ac.uk/vacancies 

Closing Date: Monday 25 September 2017

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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Employer: Harrowgate Hill Primary School
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £3.50 per hour 
Number of Posts: 1

Vacancy Details

Duties will include assisting the teacher in the delivery of the curriculum, and work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area. The Apprentice will also be required to provide general support to staff and pupils, including preparation of resources / equipment and the supervision of children at break and lunchtimes.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Possess and use appropriate skills to undertake those activities necessary to meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of individuals and groups of children, including those with special needs
  • Communicate effectively with adults and children
  • Work as part of a team
  • Prepare and deliver educational activities and programmes of learning
  • Assist the teaching staff in the planning, preparation and delivery of work programmes for individuals and groups of children
  • Have had recent experience of stepping into classes at short notice
  • Demonstrate a very positive and proactive approach
  • Demonstrate integrity to ensure that the needs of the children are always met to the best of the school’s ability
  • Have a mature approach which demonstrates a tolerance threshold which enables them to make light of problems and react positively in difficult situations

In co-operation with the school staff, the post holder will work to a level reflected by the grade of the post :-

Support the Pupil by

  1. Undertaking activities with either individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development.
  2. Carrying out pre-determined educational activities and programmes of learning whilst promoting independent learning.
  3. Working to establish a supportive relationship with the children and parents concerned and interact with them according to their individual needs.
  4. Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of the children with special needs disability and use appropriate skills to undertake those activities necessary to meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of individuals and groups of children, including those with special needs.
  5. Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence of pupils.
  6. Assisting with the development and implementation of individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
  7. Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  8. Providing feedback to pupils and school staff in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the Teacher.
  9. Undertaking structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  10. Undertaking programmes linked to learning strategies e.g. literacy and numeracy and recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher.
  11. Supporting the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  12. Preparing, maintaining and using equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.

Support the Teacher by

  1. Monitoring the needs of individual children and reporting these to their designated supervisor as appropriate.
  2. Assisting teaching staff in the planning and delivery of work programmes for individuals and groups of children. These programmes may be delivered in a supervised or unsupervised capacity.
  3. Supporting teaching staff in the carrying out of home visits and in liaison with outside agencies.
  4. Assisting the teaching staff in the smooth transition between educational phases.
  5. Creating and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  6. Using strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals and contribute to raising achievement.
  7. Assisting with the planning of learning activities / lessons.
  8. Monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement / progress as directed.
  9. Providing detailed and regular feedback to the teacher on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  10. Promoting good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  11. Establishing constructive relationships with parents / carers.
  12. Administering routine tests and undertaking routine marking of pupils’ work.

Support the school by

  1. Positively promoting the school’s policies and procedures.
  2. Being aware of confidential issues linked to home / pupil / teacher / school work and to keep confidences as appropriate.
  3. Attending relevant meetings as required.
  4. Participating in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  5. Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  6. Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  7. Undertaking any other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post which from time to time may be required by the Headteacher / Senior Leadership Team.
  8. Safeguard and promote the welfare of children for whom you have responsibility or come into contact with, to include adhering to all specified procedures.
  9. Carrying out your duties with full regard to the Council’s / School’s Equality Policy and Race Equality Scheme.
  10. Complying with Health and Safety, organisations statements and procedures, report any incidents / accidents / hazards and take pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect both yourself and others.

This post has a high level of contact with, and responsibility for, children.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ALL SCHOOL POLICIES, INCLUDING THE NO SMOKING POLICY.

Training will be provided:

  • Level 2/3 Diploma Children and Young Peoples Workforce
  • L2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT as required)
  • Level 1 Safeguarding Children
  • In-house training

To apply: Please apply on the Apprenticeship Vacancies Website or submit CVs to l&s@darlington.gov.uk

For more information: Please contact Lauren Mallaby on 01325 405601 or email Lauren.Mallaby@darlington.gov.uk

Closing Date: Friday 6 October

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