Gretton School - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Gretton School welcomes autistic children and young people aged from 5—19 years old, as weekly boarders or as day students. Motivate and encourage student(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with living and learning tasks appropriate to students’ needs.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Motivate and encourage student(s) as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with living and learning tasks appropriate to students’ needs
  • Monitor students’ responses to living and learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement
  • Establish supportive relationships and trust with students
  • Follow behaviour management plans or other specific strategies as directed, consistently and effectively in line with agreed policy
  • Take responsibility for the care and support of designated students
  • Give students feedback on achievements in order to reinforce and develop self-reliance and self-esteem
  • Understand and assist with positive handling techniques used within the school
  • Comply with legal and organisational requirements for maintaining the health, safety and security of self and others in the school
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding, Child Protection, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Take part in training activities offered by the school to further knowledge, skills and development and participate in regular performance reviews
  • Produce concise reports and complete other written or electronic documentation as directed
  • Carry out duties in accordance with Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes
  • Help make appropriate resources to support the students and prepare work and activities in advance of the lesson e.g. making books, labels, signs and undertake practical tasks to maintain a good standard of classroom appearance
  • Provide general clerical and administrative support, e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities using ICT where appropriate
  • Communicate the progress and needs of the learners with whom you work to the teaching staff
  • The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the school/service as may be reasonably expected

Inspire ATA Ltd is acting as an Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency and will engage you for the duration of the apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that Gretton School is a host employer and you will not be employed by them. Your placement may change during the course of your apprenticeship.

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard:

  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans 
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding and emergency procedures
    Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English (if required) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression into full-time employment for the right applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Upon a successful offer of employment, the company completes digitalised right-to-work checks and DBS applications via an external provider - Vetting.Com. The company also completes an internal online social media search, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. Please google the location prior to applying.

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons".




Manor Farm Road

Girton, Cambridge,




Nancy Lee

+44 20 3836 4407

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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