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Teaching Assistant (SEND) Apprentice Gearies Primary School

Gearies Primary School are looking for versatile and enthusiastic classroom practitioners to provide support to children across the school including those with special educational needs. We offer a supportive working environment and excellent development opportunities. You will be working under the direction of the class teacher and SEND Manager.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm (1 day per week to finish at 3.00pm) 30 minutes lunch break

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include the following:

  • working in collaboration with the children’s class teachers
  • contributing to records kept on pupil progress
  • discussing how the children cope with their work with the SENCO and class teachers
  • directing allocated tasks with the children
  • be responsible for the welfare, well-being and discipline of the children in the school
  • to have a consistent, positive approach to all aspects of school life
  • safeguard children’s health and safety
  • follow all procedures in the Health and Safety document of the school
  • discuss with the Child Protection co-ordinator suspected abuse or signs of non-accidental injury
  • cater for the personal needs of SEN children (including personal care and toileting)
  • support children during the lunch period and contribute to the work of the support staff on duty at that time of day

The job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition and you may be required to undertake other tasks appropriate to the position as the Head Teacher may require.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Standard
  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Day release to attend college at NCC Havering campus (RM11 2LL)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship you would be considered for applicable SEND Practitioner vacancies that arise.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Ability to use own initiative, Be proactive, Good communication skills, Good inter-personal skills, Able to work as part of a team, Enjoy working with children, Honest and Reliable, Must be trustworthy, Good time keeper, Time management skills, Able to follow instructions, Willingness to learn, Willing to develop own skills


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

Things to consider

You will need to have a willingness to support children with special needs including managing personal care and toileting needs.

About the employer

Gearies Primary School is a growing school with currently 4 forms of entry in years Reception to Year 5 and 3 forms in year 6. We are committed to raising standards and wish to appoint like-minded practitioners to join our team.


Gearies Primary School


Waremead Road

Gants Hill



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Training provider



Jane Willsmer

0330 135 9000

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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