Apprentice additional needs teaching assistant. Milstead School

A Level 3 Apprentice Additional Needs Teaching Assistant is required. This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to be part of the team at Millstead. Millstead is a primary special school with a community of fantastic children who have a wide range of interests, abilities and additional needs. Duties include: supporting the children’s learning through play and supporting with student's academic studies.

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Closing date: 30 May 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 to Friday, 8.45am to 3.30pm and every other Monday until 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

·        Support the children’s learning through play.

·        Support with students academic studies.

·        Therapeutic specialist support.

·        Life skills development.

·        Community-based activities.

·        Assist with break and lunchtime supervision including facilitating games and activities.

·        Provide feedback to teachers on pupil progress and achievements.

·        Support the use of ICT in the curriculum.

·        Support the children’s learning through play.

·        Escort and supervise pupils on educational visits and out of school activities.

The training you will be getting

·        You will have a blended delivery of on site and remote sessions with 1 workshop per month and monthly 1-2-1's with your development coach.

·        Upon completion you will receive the Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant qualification. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

·        A permanent position may be considered post apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade grade 4 - 9 or grade C to A) Desired

Things to consider

This work requires emotional and physical resilience. The work does involve sitting at low tables or on the floor and may involve lifting or restraint of pupils; there is training available.

About the employer

Millstead is a primary special school with a community of fantastic children who have a wide range of interests, abilities and additional needs (including severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism). Millstead have been rewarded another outstanding by ofsted this year which reflects all of the staffs hardwork in making this such an amazing school. Talented and friendly staff team who are both forward thinking and innovative, and who have high expectations of themselves and the pupils they support. At Millstead School no two days are ever the same. Some days are challenging, most days are fun and every day is rewarding.


Milstead School


Millstead South

Naylors Field Drive


L27 0YD

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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


Angela Curtis


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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