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Apprentice Teaching Assistant The Negate School

Provide support in addressing the needs of pupils to help overcome barriers to learning and to support their behaviour in a SEMH School (social, emotional and mental health) (KS2 – KS4).

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Closing date: today

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 8.30am -4pm & Friday 8.30am -1pm - (30 minutes lunch).

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Please note: this vacancy may close prior to the closing date, if a successful candidate is found.

We are looking for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils to help overcome barriers to learning and to support their behaviour in a SEMH School (social, emotional and mental health) (KS2 – KS4)

Key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

Supporting the Pupil:

  • Under the direction of the Class Teacher, provide specialist learning support to individuals, small groups, or children in the class who would benefit from a different learning approach
  • Encourage and promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Assist with the development and implementation of IEPs
  • Liaise with specialist services on behalf of individual pupils, e.g. educational psychologists, speech therapists, by agreement with the class teacher
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement
  • Support the behaviour of the child
  • Help the child to recognise and regulate their own emotions

Supporting the Teacher:

  • Work with the Teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, e.g. IEPs
  • Contribute to behaviour management within the school and take charge of situations to allow the teacher to continue to work with the rest of the class
  • Undertake support activities for the teacher as required
  • Use your own initiative in behaviour management adjusting the lessons to support the learning
  • To plan and deliver interventions to individuals and small groups to help accelerate their learning

Supporting the Curriculum:

  • Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
  • Implement local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills
  • Provide additional tuition for children who need extra support
  • Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support

Supporting the School:

  • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures, e.g. child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, parents, carers or relevant external agencies
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings as required
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise, and use them to advise and support others

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good administration skills
  • Good communication
  • Good telephone manner

Personal qualities

  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Excellent communicator
  • Outgoing personality
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent timekeeping

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE, or equivalents, minimum grade C/4 in maths and English is essential

Future prospects

  • For a successful candidate there may be the opportunity to be supported to complete the next level or a permanent position within the business

Things to consider

If successful you would be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the pre employment checks.

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

NeneGate School is the City of Peterborough's specialist provision for pupils with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties. The school opened in January 2008 initially with 15 pupils and continues to grow now accommodating 35 pupils across key stages 3 & 4, at capacity the school will have 50 pupils

At Nenegate School we will prepare our young people for their future, giving them the skills to think and act for themselves, the opportunity to develop personal qualities and values, thus allowing them to be prepared for adulthood.


The Negate School


Park Lane



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Training provider

City College Peterborough

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City College Peterborough


Stacey Mason

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Training will be provided by City College Peterborough
  • Training is work based, meaning you spend the majority of time within the workplace but will be released into college periodically if needed
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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