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Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Job description

You will provide outstanding support to students with a range of Inclusion needs, supporting their identified needs and helping our young people to achieve the highest standard of education possible. There may be an element of personal care involved with this role.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support students to reach their full potential. The Post holder will work with a range of students, many of whom will be from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or will have a special educational need. The variety of issues covered will be varied, including punctuality, absence, specific learning needs, challenging behaviour and low esteem.

The Post holder will carry out a range of duties designed to enhance existing provisions, support learning, increase participation and encourage social inclusion.

Specific areas of responsibility and key tasks:

Main Area (e.g. Leadership and Management)

  • Under the guidance of the Line Manager and/or the Classroom Teacher develop appropriate strategies, options and alternatives to overcoming barriers to learning
  • Monitor and record the effectiveness of the support provided
  • Develop appropriate relationships with students to engage them in learning and support their progress
  • Liaise with families and carers to share information about the students' needs and progress as and when appropriate
  • To support and encourage the needs of vulnerable students, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • Develop and organise relevant activities to create a stimulating, safe and secure environment to engage students in order to support learning
  • Liaise with all relevant staff and external professionals to ensure understanding, support and commitment to the approaches and strategies being utilised
  • Support students in being able to comply with the Behaviour for Learning Policy at all times
  • Arrange and run activities designed to support vulnerable students before and after school and during lunch breaks
  • Support learning and development needs both during lessons and lunch/break times
  • Assist teaching staff with the planning of learning activities
  • To work collaboratively with the Inclusion Team to ensure that students are assisted in making and exceeding expected levels of progress
  • Assisting the student in implementing their own personal care programmes during the school day specifically in relation to practical support for personal hygiene toileting and continence hygiene and to be responsible for the associated record keeping
  • Providing practical assistance in relation to the identified physical needs, for example transportation, operating lifting equipment, dressing, grooming, feeding and organisation of IT and learning equipment

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: 10/02/2022

Possible start date: 16/02/2022

Skills required

  • The ability to communicate, influence, persuade, motivate and engage with a wide range of children/young people, their families and carers in order to achieve maximum engagement by all to support the student in achieving their full potential
  • Good general interpersonal and communication skills
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, copyright etc.
  • The ability to use ICT for administration and student learning
  • A commitment to learn new skills and expand on current skill set and demonstrate a willingness to pass on knowledge and techniques to others
  • The ability to deal with conflicting demands and work flexibly

Qualifications required

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

Candidate requirements

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

Training provided

Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3 -

Functional Skills if required.

End point assessment as part of the programme.

Future progression

Possible permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

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 work for this company?

Second question
Do you have a full UK driving licence and access to your own car?

Employer information

About Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.

Address details:

Christ The King R C School
Christ The King
Dolten Drive

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Reference number VAC001797064
Working week Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

(37.00 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Teaching Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £166.50 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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

Due to a known issue with the National Apprenticeship Service vacancy V1 data API, some wage values displayed on our apprenticeship vacancy listings may differ compared to the Find an Apprenticeship service. When applying for a vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service the correct wage value will be shown on their listings. — Read more about this API issue

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