Apprentice Learning Support Assistant - Teaching Assistant Glenwood School

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant who can provide general and specific assistance to pupils under the guidance of the class teacher. The successful candidate will be committed to providing inclusive education for all children and have some understanding of how children learn. Teaching Assistant Level 3.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 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 - Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To foster independence by assisting the child to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills
  • To help students access the curriculum by differentiating instructions and resources
  • To assist with break-time and lunchtime supervision including facilitating games and activities
  • To understand and apply school policies in relation to health, safety, welfare and behaviour management
  • Promote literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupils on task

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 
  • Functional Skills if required
  • Work-based learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of this apprenticeship the candidate will be a fully-qualified Teaching Assistant for Learning Support. 

Will have the opportunity to be a full-time working member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 9-4) Desired

About the employer

Glenwood School is a Community Special School maintained by the Local Authority. It caters for up to 225 learners between three and nineteen years of age. It is a co-educational school for learners with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Approximately 60% have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder and approximately 30% have significant physical and/or sensory impairments. Many learners require high levels of support, which may include personal and health care needs and or behaviour which challenges others. Glenwood School offers a flexible approach to learning and life opportunities, respecting and valuing the individuality of every learner. We believe in the need for all involved with Glenwood School being fully aware of the interdependency of individual contributions in providing a service for learners that is fully integrated at the point of delivery. We aim to provide all learners with the tools and core competencies that they really need to enjoy a meaningful adult life.


Glenwood School


Rushbottom Lane

New Thundersley



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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


Elizabeth Richards


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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