TA02: Apprentice Teaching Assistant at Ribble Autism School ASPRIS CHILDREN'S SERVICES LIMITED

The post holder will be required to support the Teacher and Teaching Assistants to enhance and facilitate the learner’s progress. Teaching Assistants support learners with Special Educational Needs by supervising, providing learning opportunities and assisting with reinforcing learner’s individual objectives.

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Closing date: 17 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Key focus on:

• Safety
• Working under direction of a teacher
• Implementing safeguarding policies
• Working with a team of Educational professionals
• Creating a safe and stimulating work environment
• Working within the policies and procedures of Aspris

• To be part of the Aspris team and to develop your role in line with the guidance and support provided by the Company and your team members.
• To complete the academic responsibilities of your apprenticeship and EPA (participate in internal and external led training).
• Implement safeguarding policies and safe practices in line with legislation, policies and procedures including maintaining confidentiality.
• Understand the specific needs of learners and promote positive behaviours consistently applying individual behaviour support plans.
• To maintain effective record keeping including daily logs, incident reports, risk assessments and educational progress records.
• To support all learners social, emotional, mental health and well-being and personal care in line with individual requirements and plans.
• To support individual or small group teaching within clearly defined parameters in partnership with the teacher.
• To contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the school and promote diversity, including, equality and acceptance of all learners in line with school policies, including by challenging stereotyped views, bullying or harassment.

• All colleagues have a responsibility to protect and safeguard vulnerable individuals at risk (whether children or adults). Colleagues must be aware of local child and adult protection procedures and who to contact within the Local Authority Safeguarding team for further advice. All colleagues are required to attend safeguarding awareness training and to undertake additional training appropriate to their role.

Working environment
• Low potential to experience any aggressive behaviours.
• Low potential need for physical intervention in line with duty of care expectation.

Please note this is a term time only position.

Desired Skills  

• A work placement completed either through work experience or other means working with children

• An interest in working with children with SEN

• An awareness and understanding of the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

The training you will be getting

Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard – Level 3. This Apprenticeship is completed within the workplace. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion and observation throughout your training. You will be given time by your employer to complete portfolio work, attend training, workplace shadowing and any other opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A career in teaching may be available for a successful apprentice.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

This is a term time only post, therefore the salary will be based on actual working weeks and not 52 weeks. In order to progress your application, we will require you to complete additional paperwork and complete a BKSB assessment. The information will be sent via email if you meet the entry requirements set by the employer and linked training provider for the vacancy. Please check your junk mail whilst the vacancy is open. Until we receive the above, we are unable to progress your application so please monitor your emails.

About the employer

Aspris Children’s Services is one of the leading providers of specialist education and residential care services in the UK. Through our Aspris Education and Aspris Care divisions, our specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of education and care to individuals with a range of needs. Whether we are working with young people with autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties or supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children, we are committed to helping each child to fulfil their goals and achieve their aspirations.




Ribble Autism School

Emily Street

Lostock Hall


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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


Charlotte Ward



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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