Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Strathmore School INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

To provide support for learners, the Class Teacher, HLTA and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for our learners, all of whom have severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities and many of whom have a co-diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition.

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Closing date: 22 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (hours to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work as part of the staff team at the direction of the School Leadership Team/Class Teacher/HLTA to support teaching provision and pupils’ learning
  • In conjunction with the Class Teacher and HLTA, respond to learners’ diverse needs, both as individuals or in groups, providing challenging learning opportunities appropriate to their level of child development
  • Be fluent in using the Strathmore Development Framework in order to contribute to planning and the implementation of best practice to meet the needs of individual learners
  • In conjunction with the Class Teacher and HLTA, help to plan, organise and resource learning activities that promote communication and independence
  • Help to develop and prepare resources, implement strategies for teaching and learning for individuals and groups, taking into account their specific needs and starting points, build in opportunities for generalising skills and knowledge beyond the classroom
  • Support the teaching through use of appropriate specialist strategies and inclusive ICT, assist learners to access the full curriculum through being fluent in learner EHCP and curriculum outcomes
  • Help to monitor the progress of identified learner’s performance, using ICT effectively to support learning and to contribute to assessment
  • Keep video and written records, consistent with school systems, and provide the Class Teacher/HLTA with feedback on learner progress
  • In collaboration with the Class Teacher/HLTA and other school professionals, contribute to setting short-, medium-and long-term outcomes and to periodic formal and informal review meetings (including contributing to written reports)
  • Provide support for learners’ emotional and social development by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour and dealing with disruption supporting the development of self-regulation, helping learners in crisis and following the Trust and School Behaviour
  • Policy as outlined in the Trust’s Behaviour Policy
  • Gather and report information from and to parents as directed, in line with Home / School Communication Policy
  • Accompany and support learners during inclusive learning activities within mainstream partner schools, including working with the learners of those schools under Class Teachers’ direction
  • Work with mainstream learners during inclusive learning activities taking place within Strathmore
  • Attend outings with learners, in accordance with school policies and safety guidelines, providing assistance with learner’s care and welfare and with the learning activities undertaken and contribute to the planning of community visits in line with the Educational Visits Policy
  • Following school procedures, attend to learners’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, behavioural, hygiene, medical and welfare matters. This will include assisting with the administration of medication in accordance with individual’s Healthcare Plan.
  • Respect the confidentiality of learner information and respond sensitively to learners’ needs
  • Be aware of key school plans, policies and procedures, especially the Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies, reporting concerns to the appropriate person and maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Take an active role in the Performance Management and Appraisal cycle in order to identify and agree development needs and appropriate training
  • Improve own practice through research, self-study, training, observation and discussion 
  • Understand the specific physical needs of the learners and know how to respond appropriately, seeking advice where unsure

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
    Support and guidance of mentors in the workplace (Strathmore School)
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • Training provider (LMP Education) typically completing online training modules/classes 1 day per week around working hours, with an LMP tutor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the successful candidate, there is the possibility of ongoing employment upon completion of the relevant qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, 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

Pre-employment checks. Please be aware that 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.

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". You should be aware that this school a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.




St Richard Reynolds Campus

Station Road




Katie Munn


07752 430280

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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