Teaching Assistant Apprentice The Forest Academy

Beacon Academy Trust are currently seeking an apprentice teaching assistant to support a busy educational trust. The teaching assistant apprentice will be required to support within our inclusion department. You will work with and support individuals and small groups of students on activities and within interventions, as well as other duties.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    PLEASE NOTE ACTUAL WAGE: £5.97 per hour - £9,585.43 pro-rated gross per annum

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    16 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Forest Academy is on an exciting journey, and we are looking for a teaching assistant apprentice who is committed to making a difference to the lives of our students.

We are seeking to recruit a passionate, reliable and empathetic teaching assistant apprentice to work within a highly successful SEND Provision. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to work collaboratively within mainstream and/or our very successful ASD provision (BCS) to improve the outcomes of SEND students.

Duties will be varied, including, for example:

  • Support SEND students within lessons
  • Work collaboratively within mainstream and our very successful ASD provision BCS to support students
  • To work with and support individuals and small groups of students on activities and within interventions
  • To establish supportive relationships with the students
  • Supervising students at break and lunch times on a rota basis
  • Assist the department in the preparation and maintenance of classroom and corridor displays
  • Support with transition times for students including beginning and end of the day
  • To support with general administration

The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, duties and responsibilities of the post may change as requirements and circumstances change. The post holder may be required to carry out such other duties as requested by management that are broadly within the level of the post.

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

  • Candidate will recieve a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard upon succesful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Day release at New City College Ardleigh Green campus (RM11 2LL)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential full-time role upon succesful completion of the apprenticeship depending on needs of the organisation at the time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Understand confidentiality, Work with SEN students, Willing to learn new skills, Adapt and embrace change, Adopt a "can-do" approach, Prepared to use own initiative


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

About the employer

At the Beacon Multi Academy Trust we work together to raise standards in education for all as we believe every young person deserves the best education possible. Our open culture ensures that all Trust staff and students are motivated and supported to develop their own skills, supporting each other to be their very best to provide an exceptional educational experience. Our Schools: Beal High School, The Forest Academy, Beacon Business Information Hub, North East London Teaching Alliance. Our core purpose is simple, we want all students to reach their full potential through high expectations and inclusive practice, with our schools at the heart of the communities they serve.


The Forest Academy


Harbourer Road



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Training provider



Sarah Clayton


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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