Science Technician/Learning Support Assistant - Apprentice

Ramsden Hall Academy, Billericay

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Job Ref No. ECC7003-67S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £3.70 per hour
Position Start Date: 11/02/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 25/01/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: W/c 28/01/2019  

Job Description

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Required State Date: February 2019 or earlier

Hour/Days Per Week: 35 hours per week, 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday, term time plus non-pupil days (39 working weeks).

Salary payment will be the Apprentice National Minimum Wage (NMW) during the first year of apprenticeship and after the first year the NMW/NLW (National Living Wage) during the fixed term contract.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Science Technician/Learning Support Assistant Apprentice to provide an efficient and high quality support to all students.

Overall Responsibilities:

After receiving guidance and training:

  • To provide an efficient and high quality support service to all students.
  • To promote the inclusion of all students.
  • To assist in providing efficient technical support to the Science department. In particular to prepare, store, maintain, clear materials and equipment used in Science lessons in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • In liaison with the class teacher to work with students to target identified learning needs.
  • To provide practical support in the classroom to students who have recognised learning needs, supporting them to achieve their potential.
  • To work with subject teachers to ensure lesson materials are used effectively in order for students to make the expected progress towards their target levels.

During the apprenticeship you will be assigned a Trainer/Assessor and you will complete a Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in School Certificate. You may also be required to complete English, Maths and IT Functional Skills (this will be determined by existing qualifications). You will be allocated a Trainer/Assessor who will assess you in the workplace on a monthly basis. In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your Manager and Trainer/Assessor.

This will be a fixed term position and the duration of the apprenticeship will be determined by the job role and current skills. The minimum length of the apprenticeship will be one year and one week.

Ramsden Hall Academy is part of the Parallel Learning Trust (PLT), a multi academy trust and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending the school. As the duties of this post involves regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidate will be conditional upon an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

PLT is a Multi Academy Trust and Approved DfE Academy Sponsor; we are a forward thinking and innovative Alternative Education provider, whose main aim is to provide outstanding education for primary and secondary aged learners with a wide range of learning needs.

We look forward to speaking to you about a possible application, showing you round on an informal visit and interviewing you as a potential new member of our team. Applications submitted on the Academy's application form will only be considered.

For further information and an application pack, please contact Jane Quilter, on telephone: 01277 624580 extn. 2018 or email: Completed applications should be sent to Jane Quilter. Application forms can be found on our website

Closing date for applications is Friday 25 January 2019, midday. Interview date: w/c 28 January 2019.

PLT is committed to Safer Recruitment and aims for quality services and equal opportunities

Information about the School

Ramsden Hall Academy is a residential school for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) based in Billericay, Essex.

The Academy was judged Good at its recent Ofsted inspection and is part of the Parallel Learning Trust, a Multi Academy Trust and DfE approved sponsor.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Jane Quilter
Ramsden Hall Academy
Heath Road
Ramsden Heath, Billericay
Essex, CM11 1HN
Telephone: 01277 624580

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