St John the Baptist Coe Primary School

Apprentice - Learning Support Assistant with SEND Specialism - Advanced (Level 3)

St John the Baptist Coe Primary School (Employer)

Hampshire County Council (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,254.44
37.0 hours per week 8.45am - 4.00pm, Monday - Friday, term time only
18 months (duration)
1 October 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
30 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Children learn through a rich variety of play-based learning, and we are looking for an apprentice with a passion to nurture a love of learning alongside high expectations for all pupils. The role includes working in class and in extended school club.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure that you adhere to the child protection, safeguarding, health & safety and equal opportunities policies and any other policies for staff of the school

  • Support the class teacher to provide the highest quality of education and to enable all pupils to access and enjoy their learning

  • Helping prepare the provision, setting out resources, replenishing stationery etc.

  • Welcome parents and children warmly

  • Supervise children’s learning and play under the direction of the class teacher

  • Prepare food for the children’s snack station in class and in breakfast or after school club

  • Helping to reset the provision at the end of each session

  • Maintaining high levels of hygiene by carrying out simple ongoing cleaning  e.g. wiping tables

  • Participate in both indoor and outdoor learning and play activities

  • Modelling good quality use of language and conversation at all times for the children

  • Liaise with the class teacher and playworker/ club leader  on any issues of health & safety and report any child protection concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Participate in team training in house for LSAs and all staff

  • Be a positive and problem solving team member

  • Ensure you live by the school values of respect, friendship and trust and set an example to the children in how you do this with them and your colleagues

  • Complete tasks set by tutor to deadlines set

  • Join in with school life as a member of the whole staff team

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant, with SEND specialism. This is with our internal provider Hampshire Achieves, on a day release programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion you could progress onto a higher level apprenticeship.

Reality Check

St John’s is a Church of England School; therefore, candidates are expected to demonstrate a positive commitment to the school’s ethos and values. You do not need to be a practicing Christian to be the right person for us but it is essential that you are fully committed to being part of our community, and understanding of our Christian ethos.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

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