Learning Support Assistant Apprentice Ashford School

An excellent opportunity to work at The Ashford School as a Learning Support Assistant. The person appointed will be hardworking, empathetic, flexible and determined to support pupils either individually or in small groups. An understanding of children with additional learning needs would be desirable.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is pro rata, salary will be adjusted

    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, 8.30am - 4.00pm Term Time only.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will support across a broad range of subjects and all year groups up to Year 11. Support will be given during lessons, as well as some 1-1 sessions where necessary.

Duties include:

  • To support Learning and Teaching under the direction of the Director of Learning Enhancement
  • To work with all teachers as appropriate, in order to provide the best possible learning support
  • To work with groups or individuals, in and out of the classroom, as directed by the Director of Learning Enhancement
  • To attend Learning Support meetings as appropriate
  • To communicate with subject teachers as required, guided by Director of Learning Enhancement

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Attending online workshops once a month, delivered through EKC Group
  • Trainer visits to the workplace once every 6-8 weeks

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Could lead to a permanent role and progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

The leading schools across the world focus their efforts on just two simple areas: developing key personal characteristics, attitudes and behaviours, and optimising the achievements of their pupils across a wide range of fields beyond and including the academic. At Ashford School, our educational philosophy is based on a very simple assumption: if a pupil is happy and secure, they are more likely to be successful. As a result, our learning is underpinned by four key factors, namely Celebrating Individuality, Optimising Potential, Academic Rigour and Adventurous Learning. We believe that learning should be challenging, motivating and lead to a sense of fulfilment, which is why we strive to provide an inspiring environment that encourages growth and adventure so that our students can develop into all they are capable of being. Whether your child is a baby, a young child, a teenager or a young adult, Ashford School has the tools to equip them for an ever-changing world.


Ashford School


East Hill


TN24 8PB

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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


Blue Vinall


01227 811315

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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