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Learning Support Assistant Advanced Apprentice Combe Pafford School

We are looking for an enthusiastic & motivated apprentice to join our curriculum team to support and progress children’s learning. The successful applicant will complete a day release training with Exeter College on their Level 3 Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.30pm over the school term, 40 minutes for lunch. The post holder will be expected to attend Twilight Sessions, 2 per term 4pm to 6.30pm & staff training days. There will also be employer & parent events to attend also.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    14 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

General Information

1. Details of the general terms and conditions applying to this post are outlined in the Statement of Particulars provided to you on appointment to this post. The post holder should familiarise themselves with the school’s policies which can be found on the staff area on the school’s IT system.

2. The following is an outline of the range of duties that can be expected of a member of staff in the above post. It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and duties may be varied from time to time, according to the needs of the school and the children, without changing the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed.

Main Duties / Responsibilities

a) Support for Pupils

  • To attend to the children’s general welfare, personal needs and personal hygiene to include lifting and positioning, toileting and feeding
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher

b) Support for the teacher

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
  • Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.
  • Assisting with collation of assessment evidence and pupils’ work

c) Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use

d) 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

Pay & Hours:

  • 16-17-year olds = £4.62 per hour
  • 18-20-year olds = £6.56 per hour
  • 21 -22-year olds = £8.36 per hour
  • 23+ = £8.91 per hour

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to use ICT effectively
  • Ability to relate well to young people and adults
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Clear written and spoken communication
  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Reliability
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Ability to maintain professional conduct
  • Confidence to ask questions if unsure

Desired qualifications

Applicants will be required to have 4/5 GCSEs at C (4) or above including English & maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Apprentices are encouraged to apply for suitable vacancies at the School.

Things to consider

Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.30pm over the school term, 40 minutes for lunch. The post holder will be expected to attend Twilight Sessions, 2 per term 4pm to 6.30pm & staff training days. There will also be employer & parent events to attend also.

About the employer

At Combe Pafford we strive to offer every pupil the best education we can provide whether in the classroom, through visits, by helping to develop important personal and social skills, on residential visits in the UK and abroad, or through work related learning and vocational activities. We aim to provide a personalised approach in order to enable each pupil to leave us with a full and varied record of his or her achievements, whether in GCSE or Entry Level outcomes, a rich set of experiences which could include a Ten Tors medal, a leading part in a school play, a visit to Beijing or a successful work experience at a hotel. We also want pupils to enjoy coming to school, to have fun and to grow their aspirations whilst with us.


Combe Pafford School


Steps Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Exeter College


Charlotte Wylie 01392 400800

Qualifications/Training to be provided:

Day release one day per week at Exeter College to work towards:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • L2 Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT where appropriate

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

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

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021