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Apprentice Learning Support Assistant Lincolnshire Wolds Federation

St Bernard's School based in Louth are looking for a keen individual to join their team, who has a passion for working with children. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

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

    Monday - Friday 08.00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • To work with individual children and young people having particular needs, in accordance with their statement/EHC where appropriate and/or groups of children and young people as directed by the teacher
  • To provide support to the Head of School/Teacher across a range of activities to promote development and learning

Duties to include:

  • Plan activities under the direction of a teacher
  • Create displays for the children's work
  • Work within sensory rooms
  • Work as part of a team
  • Supervising children in indoor and outdoor activities
  • Helping during snack and mealtimes
  • Provide support to children with Literacy and Numeracy

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills
  • Knowledge of EYFS

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm and motivation
  • Good sense of humour
  • Creativity and resourcefulness
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to manage change and work under pressure
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • Keen to learn and will ask questions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, young people, staff and parents
  • Ability to engage and motivate children and young people
  • Awareness of safeguarding issues
  • Awareness of special educational need issues
  • Actively enjoys working with children and young people and demonstrates empathy with them
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Sensitive and effective approach towards pupil discipline
  • Demonstrates discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to support the teacher in the assessment and monitoring of pupils
  • Ability to use basic technology (e.g., PC, iPad, photocopier, camera)

Desired qualifications

Good standard of general education, GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English and maths.

Future prospects

It is anticipated that those candidates who successfully complete their apprenticeship will be ideally placed to apply for permanent LSA positions with LWF.

Things to consider

This is a full-on, busy and challenging role based in a classroom all day. You will be physically active for most of the day. It is rewarding and fulfilling and offers a great opportunity to make a positive contribution to our pupils' lives.

You will be expected to maintain confidentiality about pupils, parents, staff and the Federation at all times including social media.

Two references will be required as part of our safer recruitment process, for example, one personal reference and one school/employer reference.

About the employer

Following a year of working in partnership the Federation was formed in July 2012 and caters for students between the ages of 2 and 19 with moderate to severe/profound learning difficulties and complex needs.

Our student’s needs are extremely wide ranging. A large majority are on the autistic spectrum, with others having Emotional and Behavioural needs, ADHD, PDA and varying degrees of developmental delay, and some with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.


Lincolnshire Wolds Federation


St. Bernards School

Wood Lane


LN11 8RS

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Training provider

First College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by First College


Jude Ingram 01507 601122

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if applicable)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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