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Inclusion Support Apprentice (Teaching Assistant) John Taylor Free School

We are looking for Inclusion Support Assistants to work with us to provide a high-quality educational experience for young people. This role will include supporting students in class and small groups.

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

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Closing date: 11 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 08:30am -3.40pm Wednesday 8:30am – 3pm (Professional Learning 3pm -5pm). Please not this is term time only. *20% of your time will be allocated to dedicated study time.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for Inclusion Support Assistants to work with us to provide a high-quality educational experience for young people. This role will include supporting students in class and small groups.

Support to Students

  • Provide support to students within the school environment.
  • To contribute to raising standards by ensuring high expectations are promoted for students.
  • Provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers.
  • Involvement in the implementation of Individual student passports.
  • Provide general support to students, ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice.
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on visits and out of school activities as required.
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.

 Support to Teacher

  • Assist the teacher with the planning of learning activities.
  • Support the teacher in the development and implementation of classroom support strategies.
  • Assist in maintaining classroom discipline through the implementation of the schools Positive Behaviour Management policy.
  • Provide support to students to achieve learning goals e.g. guided learning.
  • Supervise students for a particular curriculum activity under the supervision and guidance of a qualified teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in monitoring students’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
  • Co-ordinate and organise students attending extracurricular activities/work experience or other out of school activities under guidance of teacher.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ achievement, progress, problems etc.

Provide general admin support, for classroom activities e.g. produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.

Support to Curriculum

  • To provide support in literacy/numeracy/SEN strategies.
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Contribute to curriculum planning, evaluation and implementation.
  • Contribute to development of school policies and procedures by participation in working groups.
  • Contribute to the development, preparation and dissemination of appropriate materials.

 Support to the School

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection and in particular regulations relating to GDPR, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Assist with student needs as appropriate during working hours.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Recognise the importance of using appropriate technology to support learning
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Good ICT skills


  • Have an awareness of understand current statutory guidance including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Part 1, safeguarding policies, Prevent Strategy
  • Have an understanding of child development


  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent and professional communication skills
  • Use appropriate varied vocabulary to ensure students’ understanding
  • Role model good behaviour for learning
  • Ability to work under time constraints


  • Foster and encourage positive, effective, nurturing and safe learning environments inspiring students to take pride in and learn from their individual achievements.
  • Use a range of strategies including scaffolding and open questioning skills to enable students to access and engage in learning.

Personal qualities


  • Flexibility, trust, professional conduct, confidentiality and being respectful
  • Promote the school’s efforts to build positive behaviour for learning
  • Promote and exemplify positive behaviour and uphold the school ethos
  • Keep students at the centre of everything
  • Be diplomatic, a positive role model and maintain confidentiality
  • Understand the importance of sharing relevant information, in a timely manner
  • Willingness to learn and progress as a professional


  • Optimise learning opportunities and reflect on their personal development.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and improve personal skill set.
  • Work collaboratively and constructively with the whole school team.

Desired qualifications


  • GCSE in English and Maths at grade 4 or equivalent


  • GCSE in Science at grade 4 or equivalent

Future prospects

There is potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Benefits in addition to training & pay; 

  • Government pension scheme.
  • Support and time to complete your training.
  • Weekly Professional Learning sessions.
  • On successful course completion there will be an opportunity to progress on to the Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher qualification.

Please consider how you will get to work each day. 

About the employer

John Taylor Free School at Tatenhill is a “young” school which opened in September 2018 with a full cohort of 210 Year 7 students. We are in the fortunate position of being oversubscribed for the first four years.

From September 2022 we will have 1170 students in years 7-11. The school will continue to grow until it reaches capacity with 1550 11 – 18-year-old students (including 350 at Post 16).


John Taylor Free School


Branston Road


DE13 9SA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Apprenticeships Team 08000740099

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Advanced Level 3. 

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Aug 2022