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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Oasis MediaCityUK

Provide support for students with Additional Educational Needs (AEN) and, where appropriate, contribute to the day-to-day running of the Academy.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8:00am till 4:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To contribute to the provision for students with AEN.
  • To contribute to the raising of the achievement of AEN students and support them in making expected or better progress.
  • To contribute to the promotion of the well-being of AEN students within the Academy.
  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children you teach or come into contact with.
  • Strategic Development and Academy Development.
  • Responsible, as a member of staff, for promoting and developing a positive culture and to ensure that diversity within the Academy community is recognised and respected.
  • Contribute to the development of the Academy’s vision, values and aims and to abide by agreed professional behaviours and attitudes.
  • Assist with and implement, under the guidance of appropriate professional staff, individual support for identified students, including those with EHCPs.
  • Be the key worker for a group of identified students meeting regularly with the students to help resolve issues that are preventing them from learning and keeping parents and careers
    up to date.
  • Contribute to the creation and review of Student Profiles, EHCPs, Behaviour Plans, etc.
  • Support teachers with planning, delivery and evaluation of differentiated and varied teaching activities.
  • Contribute towards resourcing learning areas by making and adapting resources as necessary for identified students.
  • Work with small groups of students when this is part of the overall strategy for meeting the needs of the individual student.
  • Work with individual students, or groups of students, on specified literacy and numeracy support programmes.
  • Observe student performance and liaise with subject teachers on effective support strategies.
  • Keep records for the students you support.
  • Liaise with teachers and other professional staff for planning, review, monitoring purposes.
  • Assist with the review of Profiles and EHCP annual reviews, under the direction of the SENCo.
  • Support students with Access Arrangements in Academy and public examinations tests as required.
  • Contribute to Academic Review days as required.
  • Assist with the movement of students around the building to keep them safe.
  • Work with individual and groups of students to encourage them to achieve greater independence and self-confidence.
  • Assist with lunchtime clubs in the Inclusion area.
  • Look after children who are upset.
  • Help with escorting students on educational visits and participate in extra-curricular activities as required.
  • Develop positive partnerships with parents and carers.
  • Attend training including the Academy’s Training Days.
  • Attend staff and team meetings and staff training.
  • Carry out routine administrative tasks when needed.
  • Participate in the Academy’s Performance Management process.

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

The apprenticeship training will take place in house while you are at the workplace. We book once a month training session with your allocated tutor. This will be on a platform called Smart Assessor. Here your tutor will go through the modules and units of your course. 

We also have 6-8 weeks monthly review plans, this will be with yourself, line manager and tutor. 

The training you will be undertaking is Teaching Assistant Level 3. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking for someone who would like to gain experience and if you have been a super star throughout the apprenticeship course, then we will be looking at long term employment. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Once successful we will need to submit off a DBS to make sure we are good to go! This can take a few weeks to come back so please be sure that the start date may change to later. This is all depending on how fast the DBS clears. The timing is something out of our control.

About the employer

At Oasis MediaCity we create a positive learning culture and provide our students with a knowledge rich, literacy focussed, diverse curriculum guided by cognitive sci-ence. We constantly reflect on and amend our curriculum to ensure it meets the needs of all our students and reflects the world in which we live. The latest research underpins our work and the teaching methods used we believe to be the best to close the disadvantaged gap providing our students with real choice in their lives. We strive for personal as well as academic and vocational excellence, aiming to achieve outcomes that drive social mobility and provide our students with choices for their future. In order to achieve our Intent our mission is to create individuals who show respect, believe in themselves and others, are inspired and Inspire their peers and people in the community. To do this, character development is taught through the Oasis 9 Habits, this we believe ensures our students will leave the academy being able to strive for their dream job and become model citizens. Above all else at Oasis MediaCityUK, we are a family, as a family we firmly believe that if young people feel loved and valued, cared for and safe they will work harder; become more motivated, achieve more in life and feel empowered to become great people of courage.


Oasis MediaCityUK


King Williams Street


M50 3UQ

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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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