Teaching Assistant Apprentice Chesterton Community Sports College

Chesterton Community Sports are looking to recruit a teaching assistant apprentice to work in small groups or provide one-to-one support to pupils with identified special educational needs in lessons across the curriculum in Key Stages 3 and 4. The successful candidate will support pupils in exams by reading and/or scribing.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 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. Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The job:

  • Work in small groups or provide one-to-one support to pupils with identified special educational needs in lessons across the curriculum in Key Stages 3 and 4.
  • Deliver targeted intervention weekly to identified pupils using the latest resources in our fully equipped Intervention Room.
  • Support pupils in exams by reading and/or scribing. 

A little extra information:

The SEN Department at CCSC is the largest department at the heart of the school and we are all passionate about inclusion and helping pupils to achieve their full potential and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Our SENCo sets out our strategic approach to identifying and supporting pupils with special education needs (SEN) and our Deputy SENCo and dedicated team of Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) carry out this approach in lessons and interventions. We use the very latest standardised and progress testing to identify educational needs or gaps for every pupil on roll at CCSC.  This data is then combined with our unparalleled personal and social knowledge of the pupils in our care to create bespoke support and interventions for those who need it.

The majority of the support that pupils receive is small group or one-to-one support in the classroom. We ensure that students are supported across the curriculum and that they have every opportunity to access and enjoy lessons whilst making progress alongside their peers. Our department also has the experience and flexibility to support pupils with a range of SEN and disabilities in our fully equipped Intervention Room and our main base in the SEN Room. We keep up to date with the latest research and guidelines around SEN by attending regular training courses and we take every opportunity to share our in-depth knowledge appropriately with wider teaching staff.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • 20% off the job training (minimum 6 hours weekly)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Could lead to a permanent position for the right person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience


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

About the employer

Chesterton Community Sports College is an over-subscribed, successful and caring 11-16 school. We have a reputation for providing excellent support to pupils with SEN and we are looking for someone to join our amazing SEN department!


Chesterton Community Sports College


Chesterton Community Sports College

Castle Street, Chesterton

Newcastle under Lyme


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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


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01782 254287

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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