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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Oasis Academy Silvertown

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area, for specified periods of time.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, term time only. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • The post holder is responsible to their line manager and to the Headteacher for his/her duties, responsibilities and tasks
  • The post holder will adhere to the school’s values and vision; abiding by the agreed policies and procedures to ensure provision is of the highest quality
  • The post holder undertakes support for the teachers of the children within the school and the associated pastoral and administrative duties in respect of those pupils as well as the general responsibilities in the school as agreed with the Headteacher
  • The post holder will interact on a professional level with all colleagues and establish and maintain good working relationships which will promote the development and effective delivery of the school curriculum and maximise children’ achievement
  • The post holder will be responsible for the pastoral care and safeguarding of the children within their session, class or groups, ensuring that children’s safety, wellbeing and welfare are at the forefront of all they do

Overview of duties:

  • To implement agreed work programmes with individual pupils /groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas
  • To assist the teacher in the whole planning, teaching and assessment cycle
  • To supervise and lead groups of children (including during breakfast club)
  • To implement all policies and practices in line with the ethos of the school
  • Through reflective practice, support a creative inclusive curriculum which values learning through and smaller group working practices
  • To support excellent progress for children across all areas of development through effective participation in observation, assessment and planning
  • To help create a stimulating environment which supports learning
  • To support parents in becoming competent and confident co-educators who are actively involved in their child’s development
  • To support an afterschool club

Specific duties:-

Support for Pupils:

  • Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils and enhance their learning and so progress
  • Assist with the development and implementation of intervention or specialist care plans
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • 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
  • Deliver pastoral and learning support
  • To deal with minor incidents and the health and hygiene of the children and where necessary, escort them home
  • To read with individual children and groups and complete reading records as directed by the class teacher
  • To work with groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning

Support for the Teacher:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Assist with the planning of focussed learning activities
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • Promote excellent pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • To establish and maintain constructive relationships with parents/carers by supporting their role in pupils’ learning; providing constructive feedback on pupils’ progress and achievements; facilitating their support for their child’s attendance; support home to school/community links
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
  • Provide clerical/admin, support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, printing, money, administer coursework etc.
  • To work with small groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • 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

Support for the School:

  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos of the school
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of specialist expertise and use these to lead, advise and support others
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals, attending and participating 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 lunchtime
  • 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 assist in the general care of the school environment by undertaking responsibility for the upkeep of designated areas
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils 

Personal responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in Appraisal in order to identify and agree development and training needs
  • Within your contracted hours, undertake training as identified through appraisal, as may be required
  • Within your contracted hours, attend staff training and other meetings as required
  • Be aware of the learning and physical needs of the pupils you are supporting
  • Respect the confidentiality of pupils’ information and respond sensitively to pupils’ need providing assistance with pupils’ care and welfare and with the learning activities undertaken

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal skills for report writing, maintaining child records and providing feedback to parents/carers and colleagues
  • Experience in undertaking observations for assessment of children
  • An understanding of inclusion, making the curriculum accessible to all learners including SEN, G&T and EAL
  • The ability to work in a team in order to achieve successful outcomes for learners
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Use of IT equipment and technology – cameras, iPad, visualisers, video, photocopier
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Understanding of child development
  • Understanding of the relevance of childcare legislation
  • Understanding of health and safety and welfare issues within a childcare environment
  • Communication skills with a particular emphasis on oral skills

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to the provision of high-quality childcare
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • A passion for promoting purposeful learning
  • The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
  • A positive attitude
  • Ability to build a good rapport with children, parents, staff and other professionals
  • A readiness to maintain high expectations and standards for self and others
  • Excellent organisational, record keeping and planning skills
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Patience and resilience
  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Personal qualities of enthusiasm, good humour, determination and resilience
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice, with children and colleagues
  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • Creative flair

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English
  • A positive approach to gaining further qualifications
  • Some understanding of the importance of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene in the workplace

Future prospects

  • A full-time role cannot be guaranteed at the end of the apprenticeship, however on successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be encouraged to apply if there is a role available at the time

Things to consider

This vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date for the right candidate

Safeguarding, Prevent & Equal Opportunities:

  • Let Me Play, LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers

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About the employer

We are a co-educational, all-inclusive Secondary Academy dedicated to transforming the lives of those within the community we serve. We have had an exciting journey to date. Currently we are in our temporary home, whilst we are waiting for a permanent site for our future, but we have prioritised student learning. Therefore we are proud to say that we can walk through our halls and smile at the inspirational branding and decoration, state of the art technology, fully functioning science facilities, multi-use technology department and extensive sports facilities (including basketball, football, table tennis and a running track). It is within these walls that we have seen and will continue to see our young minds flourish and develop a life-long love for learning that we hope to instil in future cohorts to come. 

We are at the heart of an amazing community. The Royal Docks is one of the most exciting places to live and work right now – and it is only going to get better! On our doorstep we have the new Siemens Crystal – right across the dock we have the EXCEL centre – and just up the road we have London City Airport. Next door we have the new Silvertown Partnership development, committed to developing the Royal Docks. Next to EXCEL we have the huge ABP development, which is bringing massive investment from China, and of course we have the University of East London, one of the top modern universities for research. Just 10 minutes by DLR we have Canary Wharf – one of the world’s top financial centres.


Oasis Academy Silvertown


Rymill Street


E16 2TX

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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Nina 07724847420

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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

This training programme focuses on developing classroom delivery and work within schools.

The qualification aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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