Apprentice Teaching Assistant ST LAWRENCE ACADEMY

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and successful Inclusion department working at The St Lawrence Academy. You will be part of a fantastic and highly motivated team that is determined to provide a transformational learning experience for every individual. The role will focus on supporting students academically and socially.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

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 - Friday Possible flexibility to working times Working times : Monday 8.15am – 4.00pm Tuesday Friday 8.15am – 3.00pm

    Total hours per week: 32.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the SENDCo and class teachers.
  • Assist students with personal self-care.
  • To provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  • To support students during independent / group work (e.g. explaining tasks, reinforcing key objectives, concepts, vocabulary, using practical apparatus)
  • To support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social and learning skills.
  • To keep target students on task, motivated, engaged and interested.
  • To assist in delivery of reading, spelling, communication and other programmes for small groups of students.
  • To assist in the implementation of Individual Education Plans and help monitor student progress. 
  • In liaison with subject teachers / SENDCo, to contribute to curriculum planning,
  • To provide appropriate supervision to individual or groups of students.
  • To assist in assessment and review of student progress.
  • To assist with day to day management of learning environment. · To use ICT to support learning
  • Shares with the SENDCo, teachers, colleagues, supporting professionals and parents issues of concern and positive feedback about the student’s welfare and achievements.

The training you will be getting

Training will be at North Lindsey College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer.   
Day release.   
You will undertake Teaching Assistant Level 3 standard.  
You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed.    
You will undertake both on and off-the-job job training by a team of industry-qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge, and experience.   

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible permanent employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Math (Grade C/4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

The St Lawrence Academy is a thriving Church Academy that has successfully served its local community since opening in 2008 and provides children with fantastic opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Directors of St Lawrence Academies Trust and the Diocese of Lincoln are looking for an inspirational, talented and experienced school leader; one who can lead the Academy towards achieving academic excellence for our students and enable them to fully flourish. The St Lawrence is an-oversubscribed academy for 11-16 year old students of all abilities. Our PAN now stands at 165. We currently have a roll of 790, which is due to be 810 in September 2023.






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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


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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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