Freemantles School - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Freemantles School are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to provide education provision for autistic children and young people or children with complex social communication needs aged 4 to 19 years. We will also be opening a temporary satellite site for autistic infant children at Ripley CoE Infants School building in January 2024.

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increase after 12 months

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed (term-time)

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Brief overview of this role:

  • We are seeking Classroom Assistants to join our rapidly expanding team
  • You will be based at our temporary satellite site in Ripley
  • You will work alongside the Teacher, Lead Assistant and other Classroom Assistants as a member of the class team in order to deliver an appropriate curriculum within a secure, appropriately stimulating and nurturing environment
  • Classroom Assistants are responsible to the teacher in the group
  • Classroom Assistants provide classroom support to children, supporting all elements of learning, emotional wellbeing, communication, behaviour and personal care
  • You will be working with our infant children, our classes each have 9 children

What can we offer you?

  • An opportunity to learn on the job; whilst previous experience of working with children would be good, it is not essential, as we provide all staff with a training package and ongoing professional development
  • The school leaders at Freemantles are experienced in supporting staff to develop their individual careers in a range of fields including education and psychology for example. The unique hands-on experience you will gain with Freemantles may be an ideal stepping stone in your career
  • A rewarding role, with plenty of variety. The curriculum at Freemantles is not only what we formally teach, it is the means by which we focus on the learning needs of each student for their emotional well-being and life satisfaction both now and in the future. We aim to deliver an exciting and stimulating curriculum, which includes outdoor and community learning. All classes have weekly outings into the community to extend their learning beyond the classroom and develop their communication, independence and social skills
  • A workplace which promotes professional wellbeing and resilience. All staff at Freemantles have access to an Employee Assistance Programme, a dedicated staff room and free parking
  • We also run wellbeing and social activities throughout the year
  • We have recently setup a staff food bank

What you need:

  • To be able to read, write and speak English and do basic number work
  • Experience of caring for others, children or adults
  • Any job role that includes caring for children or adults
  • Interest
  • You do need to be aware that we are a school for autistic children
  • You need to show us you are really interested in working within our school

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard qualification.

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.


  • Eligible for an NUS card for discounts in shops and restaurants
  • Eligible for an apprenticeship oyster card, 30% off travel
  • Discount on Nandos, ASOS, Vue cinema and much more
  • Earn while you learn
  • No debt
  • Automatic rise in pay after 12 months
  • Prizes and vouchers to be won (apprentice of the month)
  • Secure a job with little or no experience
  • Remote learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full time employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Caring, Reliable, Flexible, Experience with children


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

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. Please google the location prior to applying.

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 Freemantles School is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.




Wentworth Close



GU23 6ED


Katie Munn

020 3836 4425

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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

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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