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Apprentice Specialist Teaching Assistant The Thomas Aveling School

This is a unique opportunity to join the Hearing Impairment Provision within the SEN department at Thomas Aveling, a successful mainstream secondary school. You will join a motivated, supportive and friendly team who provide teaching and learning support to students within our provision for hearing impaired students.

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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

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide learning support for deaf students under the guidance of the Teacher of the Deaf and class teacher, in all curriculum areas and school clubs.
  • Start learning British Sign language and pass the relevant exams in order to support students through a Total Communication approach.
  • Develop understanding the child’s Education, Health and Care Plan and maximise opportunities to develop learning.
  • Support in maintaining clear records of support given with details of progress, achievement and misconceptions.
  • Learn to appropriately manage children’s amplification – Hearing Aids, Radio Aids and Auditory Training Units.
  • Work as part of the SEND team, translating school policies into practice and furthering the ethos of the school, including competing admin tasks during half term holidays such as filing, preparing resources, refreshing displays and researching specialist material.

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

  • Level 3 Teaching assistant.
  • Training will take place online, once a month, and there will be monthly meetings with the trainer at the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible permanent position at The Thomas Aveling School.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 3 other GCSE grades 5+ (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

The postholder will be required to communicate regularly with school staff, students, suppliers and service providers and other external agencies, and must be aware of the need for confidentiality.

About the employer

The Thomas Aveling School is one of seven secondary-modern schools in the Medway area. Thomas Aveling is a great place to work and develop yourself further. The support you receive from colleagues is amazing, both formally and informally. There is a great atmosphere in school where everyone shares in the success of others, wants the very best for the students and really does leave no stone unturned in supporting students and staff.


The Thomas Aveling School


Arethusa Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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