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Learning Support Assistant Apprentice Chesterton Community Sports College

Chesterton Community Sports College is a successful, caring, innovative 11-16 school. The successful candidate will provide support to the teacher in the care of pupils and management of the classroom.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jan 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Statement of Purpose
To work under the direct instruction of teaching staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher. Provide general support to the teacher in the care of pupils, and management of the classroom. Assist teachers in the following:

Support to Pupils

  • Assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid and welfare matters
  • Arrange medical/dental visits as appropriate
  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

Support to Teacher

  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons, clear afterwards and assist with and maintain displays of pupils' work, notice boards, shelving systems etc.
  • Undertake routine administration tasks, e.g. pupil record keeping as requested
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Appropriate liaison with parents on general pupil matters

Support to Curriculum

  • Support pupils to understand instructions in relation to curriculum subject e.g. KS1 Literacy
  • Prepare and maintain general equipment/resources as directed by the teacher
  • Attend training sessions as required for CPD purposes and to ensure appropriate skill level is obtained to undertake role e.g. behaviour management strategies

Support to School

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, and security, confidentiality and data protection reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team and on own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Patient
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) in maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Progression may be available for the right person

Things to consider

  • 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:
  • This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received, therefore we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

About the employer

Chesterton Community Sports College is a successful, caring, innovative 11-16 school. The school embraces all pupils and this enables each child to experience success, in and out of the classroom, and to ensure they have the opportunity to make the right choices for the future.


Chesterton Community Sports College


Castle Street



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Training provider

Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College


01782 254287

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Functional Skills Level 1 ICT, maths and English
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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