Apprentice Student Support TA REDHILL ACADEMY TRUST

Train to become a qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistant, focusing on SEND. Fully supported by a trainer coach to gain a nationally recognized qualification.

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Closing date: 18 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary from £10816 to £16340 per annum

  • Working week

    32.5 hours per week (Term Time Only) 8:25am – 3:25pm Monday to Friday (Start and finish times subject to change) (half an hour for lunch)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement effective strategies with individual students, teachers and families to remove barriers to success.
  • To support the learning programmes and reintegration packages for students in pastoral support and inclusion.
  • To work as part of a team to lead/develop individual pastoral support plans.
  • To work as a part of a team to lead/develop wellbeing and mental health support for students.
  • To work with the Inclusion Manager on Mentoring Programmes and Post Exclusion Intervention work.
  • To support lunch time academy supervision.
  • To support with supervision duties; including before school, breaktime and bus duty.
  • To develop 1:1 mentoring relationship with identified pupils
  • To maintain regular contact with families/carers of pupils in need of extra support.
  • Undertake basic record keeping.
  • Deliver small group tutoring or catch up programmes to support students
  • Deliver 1:1 tutoring or catch up programmes to support students
  • Assist with the upkeep of the Inclusion, Pastoral and Learning Intervention (LIC) and the supervision of pupils in the LIC.

The training you will be getting

  • Qualification – Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Learning style – face-to-face, online and workplace coaching
  • Progression – gain the CPD and skills of an experienced teaching assistant
  • Duration – typically 18 months - all school based with hours allocated to off the job.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After successfully completing this programme, you’ll gain a valuable Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship. This training and the skills you’ve developed will help you to excel in your role as an experienced teaching assistant. You can also move on to the Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant standalone qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 4 or Grade C) Desired

Things to consider

You will work within the inclusion and pastoral teams supporting students on a day to day basis

About the employer

At South Nottinghamshire Academy we passionately believe that in order for students to reach their academic potential, they must experience the highest levels of individual care, guidance and support. Within a welcoming and supportive environment, we provide a stimulating and engaging education where all students can flourish and succeed. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of every single student and ensuring that students are challenged in their learning but enjoy and feel safe as part of our school community. To see for yourself what the Academy can offer your child, please come to one of our Open Days or make an appointment to visit us at a convenient time.




South Nottingham Academy, Cropwell Road



NG12 2FQ

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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


Nicola Thorpe

07398 831082

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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