Learning Support Assistant Apprentice The King Alfred School an Academy

The Learning Support Apprentice will be actively involved within The King Alfred School Academy and will support the inclusion of identified pupils with additional educational needs (A.E.N.) as part of the designated team. This role provides the opportunity to make a difference and stamp your mark where it is needed.

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Closing date: 03 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Term time only.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Shift times to be confirmed. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 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

Daily duties:

  • Deliver classroom support for pupils, planned and supervised by teachers. (Individual and small groups - e.g., AEN, Inclusion, Gender, G&T)
  • Support colleagues by assisting with resource preparation, display and care and support of pupils including health care
  • Keep records of work in order to provide feedback and general support. Contribute to IEPs & PSPs
  • Carry out such other duties as are required and as are commensurate with the grade of the post
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of school policies which encourage positive pupil behaviour and implement agreed behaviour management procedures in the classroom
  • Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety legislation and associated codes of practice and authority policies
  • Develop and maintain effectiveness as a member of the school staff by taking responsibility for own continuing professional development. Demonstrate a willingness to engage with further training and other opportunities to gain appropriate skills, knowledge and vocational or academic qualifications

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • One day a week attending Weston College
  • Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • First Aid qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for a full-time job offer, however this is not guaranteed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Willingness, Interpersonal skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) is a Multi-Academy trust which supports primary and secondary schools in the South West of England. TPLT grew from a passion to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, of all abilities and social class groupings, in Weston-Super-Mare and Somerset. Our vision and values at The Priory Learning Trust focus on putting students first and cherishing staff.


The King Alfred School an Academy


The King Alfred School

Burnham Road



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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


Sharna Brinkley


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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