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Teaching Assistant Apprentice The Bridge London

Through our programme, you will be working as an apprentice Teaching Assistant you will provide support to teachers and Lead/Special Needs Professionals in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all our pupils.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

This vacancy is advertised by the Training Trust on behalf of The Bridge London.

All aspects of the job description are to be carried out within a system of supervision by the Head of Site. As an apprentice you are encouraged to work as part of the class team to gain as much practical experience as possible throughout the duration of your course. You will work alongside qualified staff and, accordingly, the following basic rules apply:

  • Qualified staff have responsibility for the class. Whilst apprentices are encouraged to be proactive, they must respect the decision and follow direction from Senior Staff at all times


  • To support qualified staff with daily routines in the class
  • To learn the skills of a Teaching Assistant, (on the job), working practically as part of the team
  • To learn how to provide high quality care for our pupils
  • Under supervision, provide all aspects of care for pupils including washing, changing and feeding
  • To assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children
  • To show commitment to achieving the apprenticeship in the agreed timeframe
  • Demonstrate the ethos of The Bridge London in everyday working life
  • To work in partnership with your assessor
  • Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and the part you play
  • To ensure you attend all the training courses and staff meetings as required
  • To complete and submit work to agreed timelines
  • To work with all age groups, as required by the Head of Site(s)
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach using your initiative and showing resilience to take responsibility for getting things done
  • To maintain the upkeep of your Practical Training Record
  • To learn, understand and implement the policies and procedures within the class
  • To understand the values and principles of the sector and implement in your daily routine with the pupils
  • To support and promote diversity and equality
  • To gain a good understanding of child development and how this is important when caring for pupils
  • To contribute/complete pupil’s observations and records when required
  • Ensure you work as part of a team towards a common goal sharing ideas and feedback to create consistency
  • To build positive relationships with the children, families, colleagues and internal/external professionals demonstrating appropriate behaviour and expectations
  • To understand and promote the ethos of the school and uphold the highest standards of care
  • To understand and observe the rules of confidentiality
  • To safeguard private/confidential information
  • Drive own development through active participation in progress reviews, appraisals, one to ones and requesting supervisions when required
  • Take a proactive approach to your on and off the job training
  • To arrive appropriately attired for work in the class and for training in line with the school’s policy
  • Promote the class to current parents and potential parents, taking a proactive approach to ensure the school retains its outstanding reputation
  • To be a reliable member of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational, time management and planning skills
  • IT skills to support learning and maintain/update information as required
  • Innovation and problem solving

Personal qualities


  • To form and maintain appropriate relationships, observe professional and personal boundaries with pupils, parents, colleagues and external agencies
  • Willingness to work constructively as part of a team and inspire/motivate others
  • To deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • To help pupils to transfer learning to other parts of their lives
  • To use own initiative as appropriate and work flexibly
  • To maintain consistent high standards of professionalism
  • A commitment to providing a responsive and supportive service and a willingness to constantly seek ways to improving the support provided to pupils, parents and school
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these
  • A commitment to deliver services within the framework of The Bridge London Equal Opportunities Policy


  • Flexible approach including willingness to respond to requests for flexible working at short notice to meet the needs of the setting
  • Empathy with pupils facing barriers to their learning
  • A commitment to helping pupils achieve their potential in all aspects of their development, through education and learning
  • An understanding of and a genuine commitment to equal opportunities

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and maths or equivalent 

Future prospects

At the end of your apprenticeship you will achieve the nationally recognised Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard qualification, as well as valuable work experience that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time Teaching Assistant position.

About the employer

The Bridge London is working in partnership with National Schools Training to offer a comprehensive Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship programme. The Bridge London incorporates two special schools catering for pupils aged between 2 and 19 who have severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism, a teaching school and an outreach service. The Bridge is committed to being a Centre of Excellence and we are continually striving to develop our work with our pupils, parents and carers, the local community and the schools we provide specialist support to.


The Bridge London



Hungerford Road


N7 9LD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Trust (WFCCTT)


Joe Lucas 0208 518 1344

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard
  • Functional skills (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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