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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice Manor Mead School Virginia Water

To work with and support the teaching staff of Manor Mead School Virginia Water in the education and care of pupils, to meet their Special Educational Needs.

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

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,692.00 - £16,119.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

To work with and support the pupils enabling them to take part in all aspects of the curriculum.

  • To work under the direction of the Class Teacher, or the Senior Teaching Assistant in the absence of the Class Teacher, as a member of the class staff team, to support the delivery of an appropriate curriculum in a safe, stimulating and caring environment
  • To support the teacher in the classroom and in other learning environments/activities e.g. swimming pool, P.E. to enable children to make the most of their learning opportunities
  • To attend to the pupils’ personal requirements , physical care and therapy needs on a daily basis, including moving and handling children as necessary (following training)
  • To manage pupils’ behaviour in line with school policy and procedures, following pupils’ individual Behaviour Management Plans and Strategies
  • To supervise pupils during break and lunch time as appropriate to support teachers and Senior Teaching Assistant: encouraging pupils to be physically active and to play
  • To contribute to the organisation of classroom resources to ensure effective classroom management
  • To encourage independence at all times
  • To undertake specific tasks with individuals or small groups of pupils
  • To assist on outings and school trips on foot or in the Minibus
  • Awareness of school policies
  • To record pupils’ progress on appropriate recording charts
  • To work within the specific hours designated by the post

Note: Teaching Assistants are welcome to attend any relevant staff meetings.

This post will entail working with children between the ages of 2 and 11 who will potentially require any or all of the following:

  • Personal Care, i.e.
  • Toileting 
  • Feeding 
  • Administration of medication and or medical interventions, i.e.
  • Gastrostomy feeds 
  • Suctioning 
  • Tracheotomy 
  • Administering oral medication, (always with supervision by another trained adult)

All these would be after specific training by medically trained staff and carried out under their supervision until such time as their competencies were signed off and the staff member is confident to carry them out. 

  • Administration of Therapies, i.e.
  • Carrying out therapy programmes provided by the relevant therapist including Hydrotherapy programmes
  • Management of Challenging Behaviour, i.e.
  • Using registered and County approved physical interventions
  • Moving and Handling of pupils / students, i.e.
  • Positioning 
  • Toileting 
  • Therapy input 
  • Delivery of the wider curriculum, i.e.
  • Engaging children in play activities at break times 
  • Taking children including those who may be wheel chair users off site to access community based activities
  • Supporting children to participate in all curriculum areas, including, Performance Arts, Sports and PE activities

This post will require a level of mobility and fitness commensurate with the staff member’s ability to undertake any or all of the above.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to follow through verbal and written instructions
  • Able to communicate effectively with pupils
  • Able to motivate pupils to learn
  • Able to assist with the organisation of the learning environment
  • Able to undertake routine tasks under direction

Personal qualities

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Common sense
  • Flexible
  •  Able to cope in difficult situations

Desired qualifications

  • Good level of written and spoken English
  • Numerate
  • Basic IT skills

Future prospects

  • Contract is two year fixed term

About the employer

Special Needs School for pupils with autism and/or communication and Interaction needs


Manor Mead School Virginia Water


Christchurch Road

Virginia Water

GU25 4PX

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SOLUTIONS


Lucy Traversari 01252712945

Full training to be provided by professional training solutions. 

Teaching assistant level 3.

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: 22 Jul 2022