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Apprentice - Learning Support Assistant / Teaching Assistant CARLTON ACADEMY TRUST

Carlton Bolling is an Outstanding school which has been on a rapid improvement journey over recent years, gaining an Ofsted “outstanding “rating (2017) less than two years after coming out of “special measures”. so, this is a good time to join us as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant you'll provide support for teachers working with SEN children, helping with day to day activities gaining your level 3 apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 11 Dec 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

    30 Hours per week, Monday-Friday Term Time Only + 2 Days

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


Support For Students:

  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement
  • Assist with IEPs
  • Keep up to date personal observation logs to record student behaviour and track changes

Support For Teachers:

  • Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Be responsible for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Provide general clerical/admin. support e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives
  • Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as appropriate
  • Undertake marking of pupils’ work and accurately record achievement/progress, administer and assess routine tests and invigilate exams/tests

Support For Curriculum:

  • Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
  • Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

Support For The School:

  •  Maintain positive relationships and effective communication with parents and carers
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required
  • Undertake planned supervision of pupils’ out of school hours learning activities
  • Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • To support, uphold and contribute to the development of the Council’s Equal Rights policies and practices in respect of both employment issues and the delivery of services to the community.
  •  Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

A Level 3 Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with the workplace. In this qualification you will gain knowledge and understanding of the Supporting Teaching and Learning standards
You will develop skills on the job where you will be supported by a workplace mentor. An Assessor from Bradford College Apprenticeships will visit you on a regular basis to support your learning

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification will help learners become fully fledged Teaching Assistants .

With further qualifications and experience, some Teaching Assistants choose to qualify as Higher Level Teaching Assistants.  This is also an excellent grounding for degree-qualified candidates, who would like to build up their knowledge and practical experience of working in a school in preparation for embarking on a PGCE.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Have you got any experience in childcare or teaching? Qualifications relating to post eg health, children, practical skills, first aid? Make sure you can travel to the college and the workplace for which you are applying for. Essential: •Essential criteria in line with the qualification attached to the apprenticeship •Enthusiastic and energetic in sharing the whole school vision and ethos – ‘Excellence for All’

About the employer

Carlton Bolling is an Outstanding school which has been on a rapid improvement journey over recent years, gaining an Ofsted “outstanding “rating (2017) less than two years after coming out of “special measures”. We achieved the World Class School Quality Mark in 2018 and in 2019 we were voted Pearson Secondary School of the year: Making a difference. These awards confirm our continuing commitment to move the school forward to the very highest levels with focused new initiatives and innovations.




Carlton Bolling Undercliffe Lane


West Yorkshire


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Training provider



Donna Hudson

01274 088811

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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