Apprentice Learning Support Assistant Manchester Health Academy

Manchester Health Academy are looking to recruit two Apprentice Learning Support Assistants to join their team based in Wythenshawe.

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Closing date: 21 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Term Time Only! Apprenticeship Duration may be extended

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

General duties and responsibilities:

  • To work as part of a specified learning team to develop appropriate differentiated resources for identified students.
  • To contribute to the development and monitoring of individual learning plans for students.
  • To support the learning of individual students and groups of students as directed by the class teacher during lessons.
  • To assist teachers and advisors in the assessment of student learning and identification of strategies to improve achievement.
  • To assist in the delivery and implementation of the Academy’s Literacy and Numeracy strategies by working with intervention groups.
  • To implement the Academy behaviour policy and ensure all incidents are recorded on SIMS.
  • To contribute to the implementation of the Academy Attendance strategy.
  • Under supervision to work with parents to ensure they are informed of student progress, concerns and interventions and encourage them to support their children with learning strategies.
  • To assist with the delivery of study support activities for students including homework clubs and coursework catch up sessions on a weekly basis.
  • To contribute to the Extended Academy and Enrichment programme.
  • To carry out other duties as may be reasonably requested.
  • To safeguard the welfare of children.
  • To report risk to a member of ELT.
  • To keep the Assistant SEND Leader fully informed of all matters that they are involved in and initiatives they undertake.
  • To cover for absent colleagues, as appropriately required.
  • To participate and attend meetings and training as appropriate including INSET days.
  • To take an active role in own professional development in line with performance management objectives.
  • To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • To work in accordance with all Academy procedures and policies, to adhere to the Academy’s professional code of conduct for all staff and quality standards for all staff including smart dress code.
  • To actively promote the achievement of a smoke free Academy.
  • To actively support Academy Initiatives.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • Punctual 
  • Reliable 
  • Hard working
  • Organised and methodical
  • Ability to work closely with other team members but also to work under own initiative at times
  • Smart and polite as client service is essential

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade D or above in English and Maths or equivalent

Future prospects

Possible full-time job.

Things to consider

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. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

At Manchester Health Academy we aim to ensure that our students leave the Academy with high aspirations and are equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to achieve in a safe, stimulating and supportive environment. Our sponsors are the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with co-sponsorship from Manchester City Council. Together, we deliver a unique learning experience at the forefront of Secondary and Sixth Form Education. The Academy endorses the principle of access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum where British values are promoted and providing equal opportunities for all students.


Manchester Health Academy


Moor Road


M23 9BP

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Training provider

  • NVQ
  • Functional Skills
  • Employment Rights
  • Technical Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Trafford College


Sabina Dunworth - Ali 0161 886 7461

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Closing date: 21 Sep 2017