Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship HOLYWELL SCHOOL LTD

Are you looking for a career as a Teaching Assistant? Holywell School in Cranfield, Bedfordshire would like you to join their team as an apprentice. You will be working alongside teachers and pupils who have special educational needs, running intervention groups to support pupils’ learning and progress and much more.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 3.45pm daily (1hr lunch) Friday attend college

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Holywell School is a 9-13 Middle School with 720 students in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. They aim to continue the historic tradition of Church of England Schools and have a loving, supportive community with high aspirations for all. They promote inclusion, are welcoming of all faiths (and people of no faith) and value each individual. They will transition to Secondary Status in September 2025. The main part of the role will be to support classroom teachers, to enhance the learning of pupils with Special Educational Needs. You will be committed to the education and development of young people at Holywell School as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and carry out duties with due regard to the School Code of Conduct, Safeguarding Guidelines and Equal Opportunities requirements and, to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the pupil(s) concerned, drawing on knowledge of various forms of special needs. You will learn how to aid the pupil(s) to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and alone own, for example: Clarifying and explaining instructions, ensuring the pupil is able to use equipment and materials provided, motivating and encouraging the pupil(s) by assisting in areas of weakness e.g. behaviour, language, spelling, reading, handwriting and presentation, helping pupils to concentrate on and finish work set, meeting physical and emotional needs as required whilst encouraging independence. As well as this you will be liaising with teachers, SENDCo, Assistant SENDCo and EAL Co-ordinator to devise complementary learning activities and developing appropriate resources to support the pupil(s) assisting in writing and delivery of Student Profiles and establish a supportive relationship with the pupil(s). You will be helping to develop methods of promoting and reinforcing the pupils' self-esteem and run intervention groups to support pupils’ learning and progress. You will also be supporting the Teacher(s) You will assist the teacher(s) and other professionals as appropriate, in the development of a suitable programme of support (Student Profiles) for the pupil(s) with special needs. and be aware of the modifications required for the lessons and the resources required. Provide regular feedback about the pupil to the teacher and maintain a record of the pupils' progress. and assist with the differentiation of work and advise on strategies which will help to achieve the targets on the student profiles and to participate in the evaluation of the support programme. You will be supporting the school to develop a knowledge and understanding of the statutory requirements and regulations of the National Curriculum and the SEND Code of Practice and contribute to the reviews of the pupils' progress and attend Annual Review Meetings and, attend relevant in-service training. You will liaise, advise and consult with the other members of the pupils' support team, when asked to do so. Where appropriate you will develop a relationship to foster links between home and school and follow school procedures and practice to protect confidentiality in dealing with pupils and families. And undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required from time to time.

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

You will gain the following qualifications:

• Level 3 Teaching Assistant

• Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

• Understanding how pupils learn, working with teachers,

• Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning,

• Developing strategies for support

• Communication and team work

• Use of technology

• Adding value to education

• Promoting Equality and Diversity and inclusion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A few of Holywell's Teaching Assistants have successfully gone on to do teacher training on completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

flexible and open minded, Good organisational skills, Good teamwork


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired

Things to consider

This post is subject to Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure. Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Group Apprenticeship Recruitment Team. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage. Only Candidates who have fully completed the Application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.

About the employer

Holywell is a 9-13 Middle School with 720 students in Cranfield, Bedfordshire in the Diocese of St Albans. We aim to continue the historic tradition of Church of England Schools by providing a Christian Values-inspired education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. As a school, we are a loving, supportive community with high aspirations for all. We promote inclusion, we are welcoming of all faiths (and people of no faith), we are proud to belong and we value each individual. We look after each other, believe in second chances and aim to be the best we can be so we can serve and support the common good.




Holywell School

Red Lion Close

MK43 0JA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2023