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Inclusion Teaching Assistant Apprentice ST ALBANS GIRLS' SCHOOL

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our Inclusion team. This is a very exciting time to join our community as the Inclusion team is expanding to meet our commitments as a truly inclusive school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. The role will involve supporting students both in class and through interventions.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    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 to Friday. 8am - 4pm. Term time plus an additional one week per year.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To provide high level support to teachers in removing the barriers to learning for students with additional needs, (including learning and behavioural), at Key Stages 3, 4, and 5, in the classroom, leading small groups and providing one to one interventions.

  • Attend to students’ personal needs, including social, health and welfare matters
  • Provide administrative support, e.g. writing student profiles, preparing resources and record keeping
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of learning activities, this will involve: clarifying and explaining instructions, ensuring students are able to use equipment and materials provided, motivating and encouraging students as required, assisting in weaker areas, instructing students to concentrate on and finish work set
  • Accompany teachers and students on out-of-school activities and take responsibility for a group, under the direction of a teacher
  • Administer routine tests and undertake marking of student’s work/keeping learning journals and provide next steps
  • Within the role of key worker to liaise regularly with parents/carers and external professionals as required.  Keeping accurate records of all points of contact
  • Use specialist curricular knowledge or experience to support students’ learning
  • Use ICT for learning activities and support students to develop competence and independence in the use of ICT
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Student Profiles, Education, Health and Care Plans and personal care programmes
  • To attend tutor review meetings and parents’ meetings of the year group they are supporting
  • Demonstrate initiative to develop the Inclusion Teaching Assistant role at this higher level
  • Take responsibility of a key area of focus such as Dyslexia, ASD amongst others as requested by the SENCO
  • Within an agreed system of supervision, plan, deliver and evaluate programmes of work that meet teaching and learning objectives
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure that students have equality of access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, and report all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Experience of working with children of the relevant age
  • Experience of working successfully with students with additional needs
  • Understanding of the curricular requirements of the school, these to include statutory requirements
  • Ability to make effective use of ICT to support teaching and learning
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and within a team
  • Ability to manage students in a classroom setting
  • All staff are required to participate in training and other learning activities, and in performance management and development, as required by the school’s policies and practice


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

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


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Options may include:

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant or Trainee Teacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

• Generous Local Government Pension Scheme • Wellbeing benefits • Onsite catering facilities • All staff encouraged in their personal development • Free onsite parking • Use of outdoor pool in the summer months

About the employer

St Albans Girls’ School, age range 11 – 18 is an Outstanding school (Ofsted February 2013) with over 1,400 students. We are a highly regarded, oversubscribed and friendly all-ability school. GCSE results place us in the top 100 secondary schools in the country and the top 2% nationally for student progress. The school has an excellent reputation within the local community with strong support from Governors, Parents, Students and a dedicated and highly motivated team of staff.




St Albans Girls'' School

Sandridgebury Lane

St. Albans



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Training provider



Emma Stead

01788 820132

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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