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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Woodside Academy

We are seeking a new Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join our flourishing team at the academy, making a real difference to young lives! We will offer experience and a trained mentor as well as remote training by LMP Education. You should apply for this role if you are ready to start your career into teaching. You will support students to become independent learners, promote social and emotional development.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, full-time (hours/shifts TBC)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Support students to become independent learners
  • Promote social and emotional development
  • Support students’ individual behaviour targets
  • Support students to enable them to participate fully in the social and academic activities within the Academy
  • To contribute to the development and improvement of pupils’ participation in learning and Academy life
  • Establish constructive relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly, and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans
  • Use strategies in liaison with the Class Teacher to support students to achieve learning goals
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encouraging students to take responsibility for their behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Assist with the display of student’ work
  • To attend team meetings and participate in activities that support the senior leadership team in the maintenance of discipline and ethos
  • To assist and support other members of staff to ensure the smooth running of the Academy including involvement in offsite activities
  • Confidence working with students that have additional needs and learning difficulties

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

  • You will work towards completing a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
  • All training will be delivered remotely by LMP Education
  • The employer will give you time out of your working week to focus on your apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The right candidate may be offered a permanent position after completion of the apprenticeship.

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C, Level 2)) Essential

About the employer

Woodside Academy is a specialist academy, offering provision for 5-19 year olds with a wide range of learning difficulties, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and moderate learning and medical needs. All our pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP). The academy work's in close partnership with Belmont Academy, which is unique in that it connects a special school with a mainstream school. It enables us to make meaningful links between the two educational environments, enriching the provision on offer to our children.


Woodside Academy


Woodside School

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Training provider



Emily Archer

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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