West Sussex are looking for a Traveller Education apprentice!

5 August 2019
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West Sussex are looking for a Traveller Education apprentice!

West Sussex Traveller Education Service is delighted to be inviting applications for a Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship.   

This apprenticeship will involve working to support Traveller pupils in school.  As such, we would particularly welcome applicants with an understanding of, or background in, Traveller culture. 

The role is centred around supporting Traveller pupils in school.  This may include; mentoring, nurture work, homework groups, reading interventions, establishing pupil forums and co-ordinating celebration activities as part of Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) History Month.  The apprentice will also be expected to work directly to support individual pupils as they transfer from primary to secondary school.

The apprenticeship is a flexible role within the Ethnic Minority & Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) where you will work alongside colleagues to provide a customer focused service to others. During your training and work experience, you will learn to complete a range of straightforward tasks, within timescales and to a competent standard.

You will undertake and complete the various elements of the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship with Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GBMC). The apprenticeship will be based at the workplace and will involve working with an assessor to develop a work-based portfolio; undertaking work based assessments, completing all assignments/projects relating to the Apprenticeship and presenting evidence portfolios for assessment within specified timeframes.

Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Traveller Education Support (TES) is part of the Ethnic Minority & Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) in West Sussex. EMTAS works with schools to raise the attainment of Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) and Black Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) pupils, particularly those for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL). The EMTAS service offers advice and guidance to schools, support for children, parents and families and training for school staff. 

This apprenticeship will be undertaken over a 15 - 18 month period and 20% of your working hours will be allocated to your apprenticeship studies.

If any individuals would like to ask further questions about the role before applying, a telephone conversation can be arranged by contacting olly.davidson@westsussex.gov.uk