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Apprentice Teaching Support Assistant Kelford School

Unravel a career in Education, help make a difference to pupils with special needs and reach your true potential with this Teaching Support Apprenticeship. Kelford School have a strong Apprenticeship history, could you be their next success?

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

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 - Thursday, 08:30 - 16:30 and Friday, 08:30 - 16:00, term-time only.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

Do you want to start a rewarding career with endless opportunities? Could you benefit the lives of children in the local community and make a difference?

If the answer is yes, this is the job you’ve been waiting for! Kelford School is well known for nurturing pupils and staff. With the help of RNN Training, this Apprenticeship will give you all you need to secure your future in the education sector and provide you with the skills that are in short supply nationwide.

Each day will be different and diverse, so we are looking for a special kind of candidate who will bring out the best in pupils and help the school reach its full potential, learning the secrets to how a school is run on a daily basis and helping care for the needs of the pupils.

In return for your hard work, commitment, and skill development, you will receive around £648.00 per month as well as an industry recognised qualification and high standard of training that will make sure you are indispensable in the industry.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

Support for pupils:

  • Supervise and support pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes including social, health, physical hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and responding appropriately to individual needs

Support for the Teacher:

  • Assist in ensuring that the learning environment is safe and purposeful for the pupils at the beginning and end of the day
  • Ensure that all resources and equipment are clean, hygienic, and ready for use
  • To support children and young people in all areas of learning under the direction of the Teacher or HLTA
  • Monitor pupils responses to learning activities and record achievement and progress as directed
  • To encourage positive behaviour for learning

Support for the curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities and teaching programmes with individuals
  • Awareness of the current legislation regarding the curriculum, for example, National Curriculum, EYFS Curriculum and Accreditation

Support for the school:

  • 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
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in 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 lunch time
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Good team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Methodical and organised
  • Eager to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Asking questions if unsure about tasks assigned
  • Willingness to work hard and complete tasks assigned
  • Ability to work flexibly and enthusiastically within a team or on own initiative.
  • Reliable
  • Able to multi-task
  • Commitment to achieving the qualification
  • Ability to take instruction when needed

Desired qualifications

Minimum requirement of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

Future prospects

Potential for continued employment upon successful completion of qualification and fixed-term contract.

Things to consider

Due to the high number of applications received we cannot respond to unsuccessful candidates. 

All applicants should consider the location of the job and look whether it is within suitable travelling distance to them.

About the employer

Kelford School is an all age special school for children and young people with severe and complex needs. They are passionate about providing the best quality of education and care for pupils and put the students first before anything else.

As a school which is now growing in size, they are looking for fresh & new talented people with a passion for education and the determination to begin a career as an Administrator in this rewarding environment.


Kelford School


Oakdale Road


S61 2NU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Rotherham College of Arts & Technology


Danny Blachford 07580874231

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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