As part of RNN Training’s series of Employer Forums, Kelford School and James Montgomery Academy Trust (JMAT) have attended an engaging Teacher Assistant Apprenticeship meeting.
Boosting employer engagement, there was an in-depth discussion between these employers and RNN Training on how to continue to adapt and align apprenticeships so that they better provide the skills needed to excel in the apprentices’ chosen industry sector.
Discussion points included the need for computer literate Teaching Assistants, the required flexibility to complete the course as well as on-the-job training, possessing English and maths qualifications, the ability to project plan throughout the academic year and for apprentices to have access to a wide variety of learning units to develop both soft and technical skills. This was all discussed within the context of the current apprenticeship delivery framework.
Director of Business Development James Godsell was one of the attending RNN Training staff.
James said: “We have worked with a variety of schools over the years in support of the development of their Teaching Assistants. The introduction of the Teaching Assistant standard gives us the opportunity to refresh this training and understand what skills, knowledge and behaviours our school employers need.
“Our job is to use this feedback to offer fit-for-purpose training that develops the skills of the next generation of excellent Teaching Assistants.”