Apprentice Teaching Assistant NEW Bridge Special School

New Bridge Multi Academy Trust (MAT) is a cluster of organisations that work together to create appropriate and high quality individual pathways for over 700 young people with Special Educational Needs. The role involves supporting teaching and learning activities in and outside the classroom.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 36 Hours 40 mins Per Week 8.30am – 4.00pm Hours may vary but will generally fall between these hours every day.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    09 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking to appoint Teaching Assistant Apprentices to join our team to provide valuable, practical assistance to class teachers in both the classroom and in extracurricular activities.

The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels. We are looking for a reliable, flexible individual who has a passion working in schools. Candidates should be passionate about working with children and have a real desire to improve standards of learning in school.

General Teaching Assistant Duties:

  • Support pupils 1-1.
  • Role specific duties.
  • Varying specialities.
  • Support IT class teachers.
  • Prepare dlassroom for lessons.
  • Support lessons, including small groups.
  • Develop pupils attainment.
  • To work under guidance of SENCO, curriculum leader, class teacher is planning and implementation of work programs for pupils with additional needs.
  • Undertake basic record keeping.
  • Ensure classrooms are kept safe condition for learning.
  • Maintain and arrange orderly and secure storage of resources.

**PLEASE NOTE** applicants must fulfil certain criteria in order to be eligible for apprenticeship training funding. Applicants must be not be either a graduate or have already completed a Level 4 qualification. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No formal experience is necessary; however previous relevant experience would be advantageous.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a keen interest in supporting teaching and learning and specifically within the special needs sector.

Personal qualities

New Bridge School would like candidates to have a passion for working in schools. A willingness to get involved in all aspects of school life and to learn new skills.

In addition candidates need to be:

  • Personable
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Hard-Working
  • Courteous
  • Show empathy towards young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Qualifications required

  • No formal qualifications are required.

Future prospects

The New Bridge Group is looking for candidates who are serious about a career in education and is willing to support successful apprentices on their career journey in the education sector.

Things to consider

The New Bridge Group is committed to recruiting candidates who can add real value to the school. A real passion for improving learning in all aspects of children’s school lives is essential. To understand the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity, both when working with children and with colleagues, and to promote equal opportunities for all. To uphold and promote the values and the ethos of the school. To implement and uphold the policies, procedures and codes of practice of the School, including relating to customer care, finance, data protection, ICT, health & safety, anti-bullying and safeguarding/child protection. To take a pro-active approach to health and safety, working with others in the school to minimise and mitigate potential hazards and risks, and actively contribute to the security of the school, e.g. challenging a stranger on the premises. To participate and engage with workplace learning and development opportunities, subject to the school’s training plan, working to continually improve own performance and that of the team/school. To attend and participate in relevant meetings as appropriate. To undertake any other additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

New Bridge School is a school for pupils with learning difficulties 4-19 with over 350 pupils. Our core values lie at the heart of our school community and are understood by everyone.


NEW Bridge Special School


Roman Road



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Training provider

Candidates will be required to undertake 1 paid education day per month at school. Candidates will also have 3 more contacts per month with their tutor through a variety of mediums including – observations, webinars, phone calls, review meetings and distance learning.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspire Sporting Academy Ltd


Keleigh Oxtoby 0161 7054300

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through the GetMyFirstJob Website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017