Boudica Schools Trust

Raising Achievement Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Boudica Schools Trust (Employer)

City College Norwich (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £168.35 to £332.50
35.0 hours per week Working hours will be: 8.45am- 3.15pm, Monday- Friday (to be negotiated to accommodate after- school sessions). Total hours will be 35 per week, term- time plus 1. Unpaid 30 minute lunch break every day.
18 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
10 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking to appoint a Raising Achievement Assistant Apprentice to undertake care and learning programmes, and activities to support individuals or groups of vulnerable students, including specialised support, to enable access to learning for pupils and assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.


Under the instruction/ guidance of teaching or other senior staff and within the overall ethos of the academy, you will undertake care and learning programmes, and activities to support individuals or groups of vulnerable students (including specialised support for those with special education needs, EAL, PP, LAC, HAP) to enable access to learning for pupils and assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

You will liaise with teachers, other support, health and education specialists, parents, visitors and volunteers and appreciate/ support their roles. Work may be carried out in the classroom or in other teaching areas.

Support for Pupils:

  • To attend to the personal and social needs of pupils and any other special requirements depending on the nature of a pupil’s special needs and, wherever possible, making these part of the learning experience
  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/ Behaviour/ Support Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of pupils while encouraging constructive relationships within the classroom and with parents

Support for Teachers:

  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • 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
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/ progress as directed, and provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers/ raising achievement administrator on pupils’ achievement, progress and problems
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate/ scribe exams, and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work and provide clerical/ admin support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money and administer coursework

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/ teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses, including undertaking literacy and numeracy programmes, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/ resources required to meet the lesson plans/ elevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use, including supporting the use of ICT in learning activities and developing pupils’ competence in its use
  • To undertake exam access arrangements as needed

Support for the Academy:

  • 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
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required and participate in training, other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of academy activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • Undertake other similar activities that may fall within the grade and scope of the post as directed by the Headteacher

Future Prospects

Following successful completion of the course there may be the possibility of future employment.

Reality Check

  • A visit to the Academy is encouraged. Please call the Academy on 01603 411721 to arrange an appointment
  • Excellent training opportunities
  • Schools Advisory Services Wellbeing package
  • Cycle To Work Scheme

Skills Required

  • Able to develop strategies for support and encourage pupils
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a team
  • Understanding of safeguarding and policies
  • Able to work with teachers to assess pupil progress
  • Confident using technology and IT programs
  • Problem solving skills

Qualities Required

  • Able to build relationships and embrace change
  • Adds value to education by supporting students to achieve their maximum potential
  • Promotes equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Upholds professional standards and personal accountability
  • Works collaboratively and engages with others
  • Able to motivate pupils
  • Good sense of humour

Qualifications Required

  • Applicants should ideally hold five GCSEs, grades 9 – 5 (A* - C), including English and maths, or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Applicants might also hold Level 2 Childcare qualifications

Training Provided

For the full Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, apprentices will cover:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • All knowledge, skills and behaviours
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment. End Point Assessment will then be undertaken after the programme of study and will include:

  • Practical observation with questions and answers
  • Professional discussion supported by a portfolio
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