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Apprentice Learning Support Assistant Erasmus Darwin Academy

Erasmus Darwin Academy are looking for ambitious and caring people to join our team. Full training and development opportunities will be given to help you reach your potential.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    37 hours a week, term time - 38 Pupil days and 3 additional days (training days) Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-3.30pm To start September 2022

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working as an Apprentice Learning Support Assistant, you will provide support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all students.

During lessons, you will work together with the class teacher to support students with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour.

Duties to include:

  • To support the work of the special needs department, working independently to provide personal, administrative and organisational support to SENCo
  • Undertake IT based tasks which may include confidential and general typing, receiving and sending e-mails on behalf of the SENCo and filtering for junk mail
  • To make telephone calls for the SENCo, as requested.
  • To monitor the progress of students with SEN and prepare analysis for the SENCo
  • Liaise with other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning when transferring learners with SEN
  • Input Data to assist with the monitoring of SEN and provision mapping
  • To keep the SEN register up to date
  • To ensure records are filed securely
  • To maintain electronic systems
  • To make arrangements for review meetings/outside agencies as directed by the SENCo
  • Analysing student progress data for SEN students to identify which students are making progress and highlighting individuals who are not informing SENCo
  • Monitoring the impact of intervention programmes based on the progress of students
  • Maintaining the SIMs provision mapping database
  • Preparing records for transition
  • Collate reports requested by external agencies
  • To act as Cover Supervisor during teacher absence under the direction of a teacher/designated member of staff. Cover will be in accordance with the nationally agreed protocols and as provided for in the Education Act 2002
  • To support groups and individuals both inside and outside of the classroom
  • To analyse progress data for identified students within a link year group
  • To produce termly SMART targets for students with Additional Needs
  • To plan and deliver intervention sessions
  • To support the teaching and learning in collaboration with class teachers

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Teaching Assistant level 3 Standard.
  • Functional skills in Maths and English where needed.
  • All delivery is fully remote using classroom and meeting technology.
  • You will have 1-1 sessions with your educator for 2 hours every 3 weeks.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • It is hoped but not guaranteed that on completion of your apprenticeship that an offer of full time employment will be made as a Teaching Assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

We are an Academy which takes our motto of Excellence for All seriously. However, our motto is not just a catchy slogan that we use on publicity materials; Rather, it is the encapsulation of our vision; We aspire and strive to be a school which is characterised by Excellence for All in all that we do and our motto inspires and motivates us on our journey of continual improvement.


Erasmus Darwin Academy


Pool Road




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Training provider



Emma Stead

01788 568425

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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