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Teaching Assistant with SEND Apprentice Chilwell Croft Academy

To support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including those with provision of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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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

    4 days Mon to Weds 8:30am – 4:30pm and Fri 8am – 3pm 1 day release for study purposes.

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key Responsibilities:

Support for pupils (either individually or in groups)

  • Support the activities of individuals or groups
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups
  • Ability to differentiate content and delivery within early learning activities to support access to the Early Years curriculum and maintain breadth and balance
  • Deliver a range of specialised targets within a planned, relevant Early Years curriculum context
  • Contribute to individual Education Plans as appropriate
  • Support pupils during learning activities
  • Promote pupils’ social and emotional development
  • Contribute to the health and well being of pupils
  • Provide support for bilingual/ multilingual pupils (where appropriate to the focus of the role)
  • Support children with specific needs (where appropriate to the focus of the role), for example, sensory and/ or physical impairment, cognitive or learning difficulties, behavioural, emotional and social development needs, communication and interaction difficulties
  • Support children with specific needs (where appropriate to the focus of the role), for example, sensory and/ or physical impairment, cognitive or learning difficulties, behavioural, emotional and social development needs, communication and interaction difficulties
  • Support pupils with reading, writing, communication and mathematics (RWCM)
  • Support pupils to access the curriculum
  • Dealing with the personal care needs of children where appropriate in line with the guidance of the local authority
  • Able to plan and implement specific strategies and work in collaboration with specialist services

Support for the teacher (s):

  • Observe and report on pupil performance
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining the learning environment
  • Contribute to the management of pupils’ behaviour
  • Contribute to maintaining pupils’ records
  • Support the maintenance of pupils’ safety and security
  • Supervise the whole class for a short time in an emergency (normally for a period less than a whole lesson until the teacher returns or alternative arrangements are made) or for a very short period of planned absence for less than a whole lesson
  • Liaise with teachers prior to lessons to ensure support can be effective
  • Undertake routine marking in line with school policy
  • Provide general administrative support, for example, administer coursework, produce worksheets etc.

Support for the school:

  • Support the development and effectiveness of team work within the school environment
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with other professionals
  • Liaise with parents as appropriate
  • Review and develop own professional practice
  • Work as required across the curriculum and in all Key Stages within the school in accordance with the job                             

Support for the curriculum:

  • Support the use of information and communication technology in the classroom
  • Take responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people ensuring their tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety
  • To participate in appropriate professional development including adhering to the principle of performance management
  • Ensure the planning and preparation of lessons to meet the SEND provision
  • To adhere to the ethos of the school
  • To promote the agreed vision and aims of the school
  • To set an example of personal integrity and professionalism
  • Attendance at appropriate staff meetings and parents’ evenings

Other Responsibilities:

  • Any other duties as commensurate within the grade in order to ensure the smooth running of the school

Equitas Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all pre-employment checks necessary to meet safer recruitment requirements, including a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, right to work check and references.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. (E)
  • Knowledge of how ICT is used to support pupils learning and ability to use ICT effectively in a classroom setting. (D)
  • Good planning and organising skills and ability time management skills (E)
  • Good time management skills (E)
  • Ability to contribute to assessment and monitoring of pupil progress 
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and to use discretion in dealing with sensitive information
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and others 
  • Ability to use a range of Information and communication 
  • communication technology to a competent level - (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)  
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively verbally and in writing 
  • Commitment to maintaining and complying with Health and Safety regulations 
  • Committed to attend professional development training and update skills according to the revised financial procedures

Personal qualities

  • To proactively take the time to develop yourself through attendance at training, coaching, mentoring etc.
  • Patience and resilience to achieve desired outcomes 
  • A willingness to personally embrace and celebrate the ethos and values of the Trust 

Desired qualifications

  • Educated to GCSE level in English and maths - A-C/4-7 (or equivalent) 
  • Demonstrate the ability to and satisfactorily complete TA training at level 3
  • Have or be able to acquire SEND qualification or equivalent within 18 months

Future prospects

Opportunity to apply for fixed term or permanent TA position if available on successful completion of the apprenticeship placement.

Things to consider

Working with children who may have complex needs or barriers to learning.

This is a term time contract only.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Chilwell Croft Academy is a rapidly improving Primary School which is well supported by staff and parents alike.  The Academy has made an extremely positive journey over the last 18 months and the Academy leaders and staff place a strong emphasis on positive attitudes, high quality learning, and a strong team approach.  Consequently, the school has received an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’.  Chilwell Croft is a harmonious community where pupils from different ethnic heritages work together well and feel safe.


Chilwell Croft Academy


Chilwell Croft


B19 2QH

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Training provider

Performance Through People

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Performance Through People


The Apprenticeship works 01922 651100

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3
  • Functional Skills maths & English if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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