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Learning Support Assistant Apprentice (Key Stage 2) Lawford Mead Primary & Nursery School

The primary role of the Learning Support Assistant Apprentice is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives, and stay on task in order to make progress.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £4.81 - £8 ph depending on experience / qualifications

    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

    (term time) Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To help set up the classroom for the daily programme and to help tidy away
  • To act as a key person to small groups of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members
  • To advise line managers and Designated Safeguarding Leads of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary 

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

Advanced Supporting Teaching and Learning Apprenticeship, to include:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking qualification


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This will allow the apprentice to gain valuable experience for their CV alongside the qualification and an insight into how children make progress into and throughout primary school. Depending on reviews, the school would hope that after completing Level 3, the apprentice may be able to stay on.  Beyond that, if further employment is not available at Lawford Mead, then there may be a role elsewhere within the Trust (i.e. partner school, Kings Road Primary). 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Reliability, Trustworthiness, Empathy, Safeguarding Knowledge


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or Equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or Equivalent) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Learning support/Early years (Grade Pass) Desired
Other Basic knowledge of ICT (Grade Pass) Essential
Other Basic knowledge of First Aid (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

You will work in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2). Staff parking is available, Good public transport/bus links, Bike shed. This role will include daily periods of time supporting children in outdoor learning areas. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

About the employer

Lawford Mead Primary & Nursery School opened in September 2015. The school co-founded the HERA Primary Academy Trust in 2017. In 2020 the school received its first Ofsted inspection and a ‘Good’ judgement. We work in partnership with staff, families and the wider community to create a safe and inspiring environment where children are excited about learning, develop a curiosity about the world and take pride in their progress.


Lawford Mead Primary & Nursery School





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Training provider



Leon Black

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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