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Apprentice (SEN) Teaching Assistant Fosse Way School

The post holders’ responsibilities include providing general classroom support, the meeting of pupils’ emotional, social and physical needs and liaising with teaching staff in the development and delivery of a differentiated curriculum.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £160.00 - £192.00

  • Working week

    Monday 8.40-3.35 Tuesday 8.40 -4.30 Wednesday 8.40 -3.15 Thursday 8.40-3.15 Friday 8.40-3.15 Lunch break unpaid ½ hour

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Support for Pupils

  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and first aid and welfare matters, as appropriate
  • Supervise and support pupils’ ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and personal care programmes
  • Establish constructive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • 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
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement

Support for Teacher

  • Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment
  • 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 objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested
  • Undertake marking of pupils’ work and accurately record achievement/progress
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within your role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents with, or as directed
  • Administer and assess routine tests and invigilate exams/tests
  • Provide general clerical/administration support e.g. administer coursework; produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.

Support for 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 and feeding back to the teacher, as appropriate
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources

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
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings, as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development, as required
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others
  • Provide appropriate guidance and supervision and assist in the training and development of staff as appropriate
  • Undertake planned supervision of pupils’ out of normal lesson times, including lunchtimes, as appropriate
  • Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities, as appropriate
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • To undertake other relevant duties allocated at the discretion of the classroom teacher, Head of School or other designated supervisor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Motivated to develop as an individual and complete the training to achieve the qualification
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational abilities
  • A working knowledge of ICT
  • Sense of humour
  • Excellent role model
  • Excellent time keeper
  • Committed to working collaboratively
  • Ability to work on own initiative at times

Personal qualities

Working in a school environment is both exciting and challenging as well as extremely rewarding. The successful applicant will be someone who is:

  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Discrete
  • Patient

Desired qualifications

Minimum GCSE Grade C (Grade 4) in maths & English.

Future prospects

This is a year’s contract during which additional training opportunities will be available. At the end of the apprenticeship opportunities may be available across the Multi Academy Trust (15 schools) that Fosse Way School is part of.

Things to consider

Must be able to get to and from the place of work in a safe and timely manner.

About the employer

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated apprentice with a keen interest in the education of children with specialist education requirements.

We will provide an opportunity to widen existing skills and to develop new ones. A sense of humour and willingness to work flexibly is a distinct advantage.


Fosse Way School


Longfellow Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Wiltshire College


Wiltshire College Apprenticeship Team 08453452235

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (English and maths) GCSE Grade C (Grade 4) or above preferred

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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