City Heights E-Act Academy

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

City Heights E-Act Academy (Employer)

Pts (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £161.70 to £311.85
35.0 hours per week Term time, Monday-Friday 8.30am - 4pm. 39 weeks a year.
18 months (duration)
5 January 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
1 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Within this role, you will be working with students who have Special Educational Needs. You will be trained to support students to learn and achieve their best through in-class support and bespoke interventions.


The purpose of this role is to work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing specialist support to the teacher in an aspect of the curriculum, age range or additional needs.

  • Supervise and provide particular support for identified pupil(s) with special educational needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • With appropriate training, to meet the specific medical needs of identified pupil(s) during the school day
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Contribute to multi-professional review meetings for pupils, including statutory annual review for pupil(s) with an EHCP
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
  • Provide clerical/admin. support where needed e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money etc
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, and feeding back to the teacher
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil Responses
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the academy
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after lessons and at lunchtime
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of lesson activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • Contribute to the Health & Safety of students and other staff in accordance with Health & Safety regulations and School Policy
  • To assist, where required, in the supervision of young people during breaks and lunchtimes (within contracted hours) encouraging safe, positive and social behaviour
  • Fully support and, at all times, uphold the policies and positive ethos of the academy and the E-ACT Trust

Future Prospects

We are keen to offer the right candidates an offer of  further employment after the year-long apprenticeship.

Skills Required

  • Competency in IT using Google and Microsoft suites
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A professional and conscientious attitude to work
  • Excellent time-keeping skills
  • A willingness to support team efforts

Qualities Required

  • Attention to detail
  • Friendly demeanour with ability to form excellent relationships with students, staff and parents
  • Maturity and a professional attitude
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • An understanding of how to keep young people safe
  • An ability to take initiative when appropriate

Qualifications Required

5 4+/A*-C GCSE's.

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Full training to be provided by PTS 
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