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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Kingsbury Academy

To support and assist the class teacher in the daily management and education of the pupils with regard to agreed national, organisational, local and school policies and procedures.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 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. Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Accountabilities:

  • To work as part of the classroom team, supporting colleagues as necessary, both within the class team and across the whole school
  • To work under the direction of the Class Teacher and the School Leadership Team
  • To help provide a safe and happy environment in which the pupils can learn in line with the school’s vision and values
  • To keep abreast of current trends and developments in education by reading, attending school in-service training and courses and to share information with colleagues and to gain the skills required to support children with a range of SEN
  • To assist with the preparation of the classroom and tidying up of the classrooms and maintenance of equipment after each session as well as preparation of learning resources under the direction of the class teacher
  • To help carry out the individual programmes of pupils as agreed with the class teacher, keeping records as required including marking of pupils’ work and maintenance of learning journals and exercise books
  • To contribute to the systems of recording pupils progress and attainment
  • To assist in the transferring of students and in their personal care
  • To assist in carrying out therapy programmes as required
  • To record and report any matters of concern to the class teacher
  • To help organise and participate in activities such as swimming and outings
  • Following training and competence assessment, to assist in the administration of medication during the school day
  • To assist in maintaining a high level of hygiene in the school, particularly in the classroom and toilet areas
  • To attend and participate in meetings and training as required and directed
  • To greet children, parents, and visitors to the school in a cheerful and courteous manner
  • To maintain confidentiality both in and out of the school
  • To be familiar with and follow Kingsbury Academy policies and procedures
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post
  • On occasion to represent Kingsbury Academy and to promote our vision and aims in a positive manner
  • To adhere to all Kingsbury Academy policies and procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Commitment to the education of pupils with special needs including learning disabilities, autism and communication difficulties and belief that all young people should be supported to be able to achieve their utmost, including undertaking and learning new skills
  • Resilience in working to overcome challenges
  • To be committed to supporting the school to maintain Good to Outstanding learning, teaching and assessment and pupil outcomes
  • Ability to organise time effectively, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to differentiate style of communication to suit the audience, in
    particular with children and young people
  • Ability to understand and demonstrate commitment to Kingsbury Academy’s
    Equal Opportunities Policy and to ensure all activities are consistent with the
    Equal Opportunities Policy. This includes all staff activities and their interface
    with the general public

Personal qualities

  • Ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to take responsibility for own actions and make decisions without referring to others on occasions
  • Ability to remain calm and self-controlled under pressure
  • Ability to be proactive, enthusiastic and committed by taking ownership to ensure tasks are delivered

Desired qualifications

  • To be qualified in English and Maths to minimum standard of GCSE (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Experience within a school environment with the chance of progression for the candidate

Things to consider

  • Must be prepared to travel and attend meetings and training as required
  • which could involve occasional overnight stays
  • Kingsbury Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
  • welfare of young children and people and expects all staff to share this
  • commitment
  • Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
  • Safeguarding is about preventing and stopping both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure we promote people's wellbeing
  • It is fundamental to high quality health and social care services
  • You must always be vigilant in your role and if you are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult report your concerns immediately following the processes set out in the Kingsbury Academy child and adult protection procedures

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants

About the employer

We provide a personalised approach to learning, to motivate and engage our pupils to have a love of learning. Our staff work closely with parents and external agencies to develop pupils’ communication, social and emotional skills and enable them to gain their independence. We want all of our pupils to be happy and successful learners.


Kingsbury Academy


Kingsbury Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Heart of England Training Ltd


Emma Stead 01788 820132

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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