Apprentice Learning Support Assistant THE ASHLEY SCHOOL

An exciting opportunity to start and develop a career in education with The Ashley School Academy Trust in Lowestoft - a specialist school for children with complex and moderate learning difficulties, for both boys and girls from Year 3 to Year 11, which includes residential provision - while training to provide a key learning support role.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will work 38 weeks of the year (term time only) plus 5 inset days and the annual salary is paid, monthly, on a pro rata basis. The salary for this position will, therefore, start at £7,477.19.

    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

    Monday, 08.45 - 16.00, Tues, Wed, Thurs: 08.45 - 15.30, Friday, 08.45 - 15.00

    Total hours per week: 30.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    25 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

There is no such thing as an average day, flexibility is essential and activities include but are definitely not limited to:

  • Support for pupils - Establishing productive working relationships with pupils
  • Support for the teacher - Working with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment
  • Support for the curriculum - Implementing agreed learning activities/teaching approaches/programmes
  • Support for the school - Implementing and complying with policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding

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

  • This programme, other than the requirement of some college attendance to support the end point assessment process, will be primarily focused on your workplace training and learning
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • It is hoped that - providing you successfully complete your apprenticeship - you will continue in your employment with us. However, the post will also lead to other opportunities in education

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent any other subject X2 (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

All appointments are made subject to satisfactory reference and evidence checks being carried out - prior to appointment - and you will be required to undergo a DBS check.

About the employer

The Ashley School Academy Trust are an outstanding, outward looking and successful school for children with complex and moderate learning difficulties. All pupils have an Education, Health & Care Plan [EHCP]. These plans are mainly for cognitive learning difficulties; however, many pupils have associated disabilities such as speech & language disorders, autism and/or social, emotional & mental health difficulties.






NR32 4EU

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Training provider



Hollie Bartram

01502 273250

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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