Apprentice Learning Support Assistant Claremont School

You will be part of a team including a teacher other LSAs and personal care assistants and work alongside a multi professional team of therapists. Speech and language, physio, occupational health and music therapists all support the students through their individualised learning plans. The role includes communicating with home regarding learning and wellbeing through home/school diary, iPad, switch/VOCA or by phone if necessary, carrying out postural management and/physio plans and Meeting and greeting students on arrival.

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Closing date: 05 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.30am – 15.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  •  Meeting and greeting students on arrival
  • Plan and deliver learning activities under direction of a teacher– following Individual Learning Plans linked to EHCP Outcomes
  • Communicating with other professionals and families regarding students learning and wellbeing
  • Communicating with home regarding learning and wellbeing through home/school diary, iPad, switch/VOCA or by phone if necessary
  • Carrying out postural management and/physio plans
  • Providing personal care through intimate care plans
  • Providing personal care through eating and drinking plans
  • Supporting students in hydrotherapy sessions
  • Managing enteral feeding (gastrostomy) for some students
  • Supporting play activities and lunch time clubs
  • Support teachers and students with the learning environments including displays
  • Maintain and support relationships with colleagues and with students

Staff work within the schools Health and Safety and Safeguarding Policies at all times.

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

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3
  • Functional Skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

LSAs from Claremont have gone on to train as higherl level teaching assistants, teachers, paramedics or to be LSAs at other special schools with different needs groups. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Empathy & listening skills, Flexible & adaptable, Can support hydrotherapy, Physically robust


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

Things to consider

Term time only, will need to work at multiple locations. Claremont Primary School Henleaze Park, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 4LR Claremont Secondary School Redland Court Road, Redland, BS6 7EH

About the employer

We are a Special School in North Bristol catering for children and young people with physical disabilities and a range of additional and/or associated learning needs, sensory impairment and health needs, aged 2 to 19 years. The DfE designation is PD/SLD/PMLD. The school is split site with the Primary school based in Henleaze on a campus with Henleaze Infant and Henleaze Junior Schools and the secondary school is in Redland and is co-located with Redland Green Secondary School (RGS). Classes have between 4 and 8 pupils with a teacher and a team of support staff. At Claremont School we want our pupils to achieve the best they can. We work in an environment where everyday our students are given the best opportunities to flourish through bespoke, personalised learning. Everyone is entitled to 'Enjoy Learning For Living'


Claremont School


Claremont Primary School

Henleaze Park, Westbury on Trym


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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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