Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Westbourne Academy (Academy Transformation Trust) ACADEMY TRANSFORMATION TRUST

We are looking for a teaching assistant apprentice to support students in the classroom at Westbourne Academy.

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £15,222 to £15,753 per annum (Pay is dependant on experience and will be discussed further at interview)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, average of 28.33 hours (28 hours & 20 minutes) per week, Term time only (Shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 28.33

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support students in the classroom to ensure that they are making progress academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Being aware of the needs of students who require support and have a clear awareness of their starting points and targets.
  • Support the possible implications of difficulties in a variety of learning situations and liaise with the subject teacher to devise appropriate learning strategies.
  • Assisting subject teachers to meet students’ needs within the classroom in a variety of ways to support SENCO and Team.
  • Leader of EAL in the delivery of targeted interventions, including one to one support and nurture group.
  • Liaising with members of the pastoral teams and acting as an extension of the pastoral system providing individual support, as appropriate, for students who are on academy visits or on programmes with external providers.
  • Help to support teaching and learning by establishing supportive relationships with students and help to raise their self-esteem and develop a positive attitude to learning.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for INSET in order to develop further professionally.
  • Keep SENCO and EAL Team Leader up to date with progress, information and concerns of students.
  • Collaborate with SENCO in implementing the strategies for Individual Education Plans.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of support and intervention programmes through the communication of information used at student reviews.
  • Support SENDCO and EAL Team Leader in the delivery of targeted interventions, including one to one support and nurture groups.
  • Effectively manage supplies and equipment ensuring that ATT’s policy of value for money is adhered to.
  • Conduct administrative and clerical tasks as required.
  • Arrange, collect and deliver photocopied and laminated materials as required.
  • Keep alert to the availability of appropriate resources and bring these to the attention of subject teachers.
  • Encourage and motivate students providing ongoing feedback.
  • Help students use appropriate equipment, including Science and ICT.
  • Modify work set to suit a particular student/group by simplifying language or adapting tasks/resources to EAL language.
  • Support the improvement of core literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Clarify and explain instructions.
  • Support SEN pupils in public examinations when required. Parents/Carers:
  • Help to encourage family involvement in, and support, for the Academy, including access to any extended services, extra-curricular opportunities, homework and other educational visits.

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification across a total duration of 16 months!
  • Training provider: LMP Group: https://lmp-group.co.uk/ 
  • All online/remote learning, no classroom or college day release
  • An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector. These roles includes the Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

(Permitting you’re eligible for the role) Please expect to receive contact from our LMP Education Recruitment team, to discuss your application further. Additionally, please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment, DBS checks and references will be obtained as part of your enrolment.

About the employer

Westbourne Academy is not just a school it is a microcosm of the world with students from all around the globe. Between them, they speak 32 languages and their differing perspectives on learning and life makes this a unique academy in which to teach. We welcome fresh ideas from our teachers and support staff and actively value their creativity and imagination. We are passionate about innovative approaches to pastoral care and education, and we’re always keen to find new ways to support our students’ learning.




2 Marlow Road



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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

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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