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Apprentice Literacy Teaching Assistant

Job description

The Redhill Academy Trust are looking to recruit a Literacy Teaching Assistant that will work with individuals and small groups of children within a classroom or LRC situation, to ensure each child has the maximum access to all learning activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Classroom Support:

  • Work with individuals and small groups of children within a classroom or LRC situation, to ensure each child has the maximum access to all learning activities
  • Liaise with subject teachers responsible for the classes described above to clarify and agree the nature of the support needed, developing strategies to achieve learning goals
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate examinations where necessary
  • Provide targeted support during timetabled

Accelerated Reader lessons in the LRC. Learning Resource Centre:

  • Supervision and support of all LRC users to maintain an atmosphere conducive to reading and study
  • Issue, return and shelving of books, processing new book stock

Individual Support:

  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of individual learning and support programmes for named children or small groups
  • Meeting individual children or small groups to support them through withdrawal from classes or through meetings arranged at other times in the school day


  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of materials, displays and equipment used in the LRC
  • Assisting in keeping records of children's development and progress
  • Contributing to written reports and reviews concerning individual pupils
  • Liaising with tutors about the needs of individual children
  • Act as co-tutor in The Redhill Academy house vertical tutor system

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 23/10/2021

Possible start date: 29/10/2021

Skills required

Skills and Knowledge:

  • A clear understanding of the need for safeguarding children
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment, understanding classroom/LRC roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues
  • Ability to promote a positive ethos and role model positive attributes
  • Ability to work with children at all levels regardless of specific individual need and identify learning styles as appropriate
  • Ability to adapt own approach in accordance with pupils needs
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent listening skills
  • The ability to manage behaviour of children in a positive and supportive manner
  • Equal opportunities and recognising the nature of the diverse school community
  • Understanding of basic technology - computer, video, printer, photocopier etc.
  • Experience of resources preparation to support learning programmes
  • Excellent literacy skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills

Qualifications required

A*-C/9-4 GCSE in maths and English (or equivalent).

Training provided

Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3 -

  • Functional Skills if required
  • End point assessment as part of the programme

Future progression

Possible permanent position at Redhill Academy.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Why do you want to become a teaching assistant?

Second question
How will you access this position on a daily basis?

Employer information

At The Redhill Academy we have four principles that guide everything we do:

Address details:

Redhill Academy Trust
Redhill Road

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Reference number VAC001763171
Working week Monday- Friday between 8am and 4pm

(37 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Teaching Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £240.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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