Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Bristnall Hall Lane ACADEMY TRANSFORMATION TRUST

To provide support to child(ren) with special needs within the care of the Teaching Assistant to enable them to: -Gain maximum benefit from the curriculum alongside their peers. -Integrate with other children. -Adjust to and cope with the day to day experiences of life in a secondary academy.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour. This role is term-time only.

    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 (shifts tbc)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Use data to inform targets for development
  • Work with children to assist with the development of communication, reading and writing skills, manual dexterity skills, basic educational skills and general curriculum activities as directed by the teacher or SENCO.
  • Assist children to communicate with the teacher and to carry out the teacher’s instructions.
  • Reinforce what has been communicated during a lesson as agreed with the teacher.
  • Assist with programmes of physiotherapy, speech therapy etc. under the direction of the appropriate specialist.
  • Liaise with members of staff to be able to plan appropriate interventions to make sure pupils make progress during specified times.
  • Track and keep records of what the pupils are doing in the intervention
  • Report back to SEND team on progress made by pupils or any concerns they may have about the lack of progress being made.
  • Assist students with feeding, toileting, changing clothes and cleaning up where appropriate.
  • Receive children from and deliver them to transport.
  • Accompany students when moving within the building, and be present during breaks, where appropriate.
  • Assist students with specific needs, including intimate care (training provided).
  • Prepare teaching resources and materials for children, class and intervention groups.
  • Assist teachers who are devising individual teaching programmes.
  • Ensuring all work is prepared and in place for students with a Visual impairment or other disability that require wok to be modified.
  • Assist with the supervision of children during breaks, school trips and when the teacher is temporarily out of the classroom (normally no longer than 10 minutes) or when working with an individual group of children.
  • Such other duties consistent with the overall level, nature and grading of the post.

The training you will be getting

  • Qualification: Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Training Provider: LMP Education (Rated in top 10 of UK providers)
  • All learning delivered online/ remotely alongside role.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving 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

About the employer

We are proud to be a part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies. Our cross-phase group of academies was founded in 2011 and, since that time, we have grown to our current family of 21 academies (primary, secondary, post-16 and FE) operating across 10 English local authority areas. We are responsible for the education of over 13,500 learners; for the careers of almost 2,000 colleagues; and for the most effective spending of over £80 million of taxpayer income each year.




Bristnall Hall Lane


B68 9PA

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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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