SEND Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Pield Heath School INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Pield Heath are seeking a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to learn and work towards achieving a Level 3 SEND Teaching Assistant qualification. The role of a SEND Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set.

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Closing date: 20 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour.

    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

    The working hours are 8:30am-4:30pm on Mondays, Tues-Thurs 8:30am-4pm and on Fridays it's 8:30am-3:30pm. 52 weeks

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist pupils individually and in groups with their work following the direction and guidance of the Teacher to enable them to complete the work to their full ability
  • Work with pupils both inside the classroom and elsewhere to encourage independence maintain personal confidence and enable full potential to be reached ultimately with the minimum of supervision
  • Support and assist pupils with social integration advising them on strategies to deal with problems they encounter, seek appropriate professional help when necessary referring to appropriate teaching staff for advice
  • Help the teaching staff in the preparation of lessons in advance to identify necessary preparation for the lesson, to gain familiarity with the work to be covered and design appropriate teaching aides
  • Create learning materials as agreed with the teacher following guidance to ensure maximum access to the lesson material for pupils
  • Identify issues of concern and positive feedback to be shared with teaching staff. Liaise with teaching staff, therapy staff and parents/carers creating an effective team who share knowledge and information
  • Keep a record of events and progress, bringing issues of concern to the class teacher to ensure full pupil data is available to inform pupils’ assessment and future planning
  • Support basic administrative duties such as photocopying, filing, arranging and management of resources, routine marking, display work, record keeping and collation of basic data
  • Provide practical help and support such as help with feeding, toileting, personal hygiene and mobility for children with physical disability/difficulty
  • Administer medication and follow basic medical procedures as instructed following appropriate training (where applicable)
  • Supervise pupils when required during non-teaching times of the day to ensure their health and safety
  • Undertake other reasonable duties of a similar level and nature to the post as requested


  • Identifying changes in the developmental needs of pupils and bringing these matters to the attention of the appropriate teaching staff
  • Keeping up to date with information regarding pupil needs and the content of their IEP’s if appropriate
  • Building positive relationships with pupils and providing an exemplary role model to encourage them to develop good social skills and become as independent as possible for each individual
  • Working independently with small groups of pupils when required, following the learning programme designed by the teacher ensuring the health and safety and welfare of the group
  • Supporting the ethos of the school by implementing the Behaviour policy and school expectations
  • Assisting in the review of school policies especially those relating to your area of work

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C and above or Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Posts working with children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to an enhanced DBS. Pield Heath House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

About the employer

Inspire ATA is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. Currently ranked 2nd in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK Award 2023-2024. Inspire ATA specialises in creating apprenticeship opportunities, where we recruit and employ the apprentice on behalf of our host clients, enabling us to offer additional support and a better experience for both the apprentice and the client as the experts in the industry. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with Inspire ATA, it is important to understand that Inspire ATA will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. As a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, Inspire ATA performs an important role in developing the UK labour market and it is our responsibility to ensure that talent is recognised, developed, and matched with business needs, whatever the background of the individual, irrespective of race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity and gender reassignment. We are proud of the diverse nature of our business and work with clients to ensure that all candidates are treated with courtesy and respect.




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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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