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Teaching Assistant Apprentice (with Sport) Ormiston Academy Trust

To provide a comprehensive support service to students with SEND and who have Inclusive Needs. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications. This role specialises in Sports.

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Closing date: 31 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, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with individual SEN pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff
  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support independent learning and inclusion of all students
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task
  • Acting as key-worker to low needs students on a fortnightly basis
  • Assist with the development and implementation of your key-workers OPP
  • Providing feedback to Success Centre Teaching Assistants on all key-worker students on a half termly basis
  • Completing the relevant paperwork (currently provision maps) to illustrate work carried out during keyworker sessions
  • Interventions with individuals as directed by Senior Leader Inclusion, SENCO, Success Centre Manager, Team Leaders
  • Carrying out duties within the Success Centre or on the yard during break and lunch times
  • Provide personal care for students as and when required

Training and Development:

  • Training opportunities will be provided for new interventions and to enhance existing delivery of interventions where possible
  • Staff will also be responsible for maintaining their own CPD file.
  • Attend the Training Day in September but the other 4 training days to be directed during holiday time to the Senior Leader Inclusion, Success Centre Manager and SENCo discretion


  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Evidence of competent IT skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and proactively with colleagues and with parents/carers, children and adults within the academy
  • Good oral and written communication, problem solving and liaison skills
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to relate well with children, be an effective role model
  • Ability to motivate students to achieve success
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Ability to motivate and encourage students


  • Experience of working with students with learning difficulties or disabilities
  • Experience of or willingness to train, in order to offer personal care support to students with a physical disability

Personal qualities

  • Enjoy working as part of a team and working proactively with a wide range of personalities
  • Self-motivated
  • High level of initiative
  • Determined
  • Sound judgement
  • Calm under pressure
  • Personable and approachable
  • Professional in appearance, manner and attitude
  • Sense of humour
  • Patience and tolerance
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Good record of attendance and punctuality

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in maths and English at Grade C/4 or above or, Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Could secure a full-time role with the academy upon completion of this apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Please consider whether you can survive on an apprentice salary for the next 12 months

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Ormiston Rivers Academy recognises the importance of attendance in enabling students to achieve their maximum educational potential and to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.

An effective system of communication with students and parents/carers supports good attendance and punctuality; an appropriate system of rewards and incentives recognises the effort students make in achieving this. Ormiston Rivers Academy is committed to working in partnership with families and other agencies in order to achieve the best outcomes for its students.


Ormiston Academy Trust


Ormiston Rivers Academy

Southminster Road



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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Anthony Lowe 0788 1922192

  • Level 3 Standard Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills in English, maths and ICT (if applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This training programme focuses on developing classroom delivery and work within schools. The qualification aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing

All candidates take part in an initial intense training programme at the start of the selection process. During this period our experienced staff will prepare candidates for their placements by giving them the foundations that they will need for securing a placement. Our Employability team will also be there to support with interview skills ready for a placement interview.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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