SEN teaching assistant apprenticeship GREATER MANCHESTER ACADEMIES TRUST

We are looking for a new person to join our Inclusion team as a TA for KS3 students who has experience in supporting students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) who is passionate about removing barriers to learning. You will establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

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

    Monday to Friday - term time only. Full-time - Daily shifts to be confirmed, Please note, this role is Term Time Only with an hourly wage of £5.28 per hour

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To plan and deliver targeted interventions to meet the needs of specific students
  • Plan collaboratively with subject specialists aspects of support, curriculum and assessment
  • Ensure effective systems of communication, including feedback about students’ learning to inform future planning
  • Monitor and support the quality of provision for specified vulnerable students
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • To monitor and support student behaviour, attendance and challenge underperformance
  • To identify and manage appropriate sanctions and rewards in place to support students
  • To liaise with the relevant staff across school regarding referrals, interventions and sharing of information
  • Use specialist skills/training/experience to support students
  • Plan, coordinate and lead timetabled intervention groups and classes as appropriate
  • Record interventions on Provision Map and measure the impact by producing regular reports
  • Write leaning plans for key students in liaison with the student, family and relevant staff members
  • Work with students, subject leaders, class teachers to maximise student opportunities for success

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

  • Teaching Assistant level 3 Apprenticeship Standard (SEN pathway)
  • Functional Skills - Level 2 maths and English if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time role considered on completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential

About the employer

Manchester Communication Academy is a secondary school in Harpurhey, Manchester which opened in September 2010 and specialises in communication-related subjects including speaking and listening, languages, drama, media and presentation skills, and information communication technology.




Manchester Communication Academy

Silchester Drive


M40 8NT

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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