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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Perseid Lower School

Perseid is an outstanding school for pupils aged 3 – 19 with severe and profound learning difficulties including those with an additional diagnosis of autism.

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

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8.30am - 3.45pm and 5hrs study per week Weds 3:45pm – 6.45pm. (39 weeks per year)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

Our school is located over two campuses, each with specialist support and facilities, appropriate to the age of the pupils. To meet the individual needs of our pupils, classes are small and teaching staff work closely alongside support staff and therapists.

You will provide general support to the teacher as part of a team of teaching assistants, including supporting pupils in lessons, at swimming, playtime leisure and lunchtimes, and preparing teaching resources and displays.

The hours of work are 8.30am – 3.45pm daily plus 5 hours per week paid study time for 39 weeks per year plus holiday allocation.

Candidates will be expected to:

  • Supervise students in the classroom
  • Complete tasks given to you by teachers and your line manager
  • Be open to working with students with special educational needs
  • Is flexible to take on tasks that are necessarily attributed to being a Teaching Assistant
  • Support the SEN provision in administering safe and stimulating learning environments
  • Support pupil’s behaviour and emotional wellbeing under the direction of the teacher
  • Assist with the review pupils’ development and undergo relevant in-house training
  • Ensure the well-being of the children is always protected and a safe environment is upheld
  • Promote pupils’ social and emotional development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Good time management
  • Work well within a team

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Patient
  • Good empathy
  • Friendly and attentive

Desired qualifications

GCSE A-C/9-4 in English and maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Possibility of full-time employment after successful completion.

About the employer

Perseid School offers pupils an outstanding educational provision and a caring environment in which to reach their potential. We work with young people, aged 3-19, who have severe and complex learning difficulties and learners with an additional diagnosis of autism and/or physical/sensory difficulties.


Perseid Lower School


Bordesley Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Croydon College


Lashaunda Malcolm

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

This qualification is made up of:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Support Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills in English at Level 2
  • Functional Skills in Mathematics at Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Oct 2021