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Learning Support Apprentice

Aldridge Adult Learning
Hove, East Sussex
£ 296 per week
Closing date
14 Oct 2021

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Learning Support Apprentice Employer Description

Kings School

At King’s School we seek to ensure that all we do is driven by our core value of love. Love necessitates respect for all; a responsible approach to all our actions and interactions; and the demonstration of forgiveness.

We strive to honour each other as unique creations of God. In doing so we value diversity and difference.

We look to nurture each other to enable us to reach the full limits of our God-given potential.

We try continually to ‘raise each other up’ to be the people that God intends us to be.

The intention of our curriculum is to teach our students to become wise.

Main description

To provide support to our SEND department to undertake work, care and support programmes to facilitate learning of students and to assist teachers in the management of students and the classroom. To support key students with regards their access to the curriculum and their personal care.

General Responsibilities (all staff):

  • To perform duties and attend meetings as reasonably required.
  • To participate in the school's performance management scheme.
  • To undergo in-service training where required.
  • To contribute to the school's pastoral system.
  • To observe and implement current school policies and good practice.
  • To carry out such particular duties as the Headteacher may reasonably direct from time to time.

Support for Students

  • Supervise and provide particular support for targeted students, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education, Personal Care, and Behaviour Plans and Programmes
  • Establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individuals’ needs
  • Encourage students to work and act independently as appropriate
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Learning Support Plans
  • Attend to the students’ personal needs (social, health, physical, hygiene and welfare), referring to line manager any concerns about student safety and well-being
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Record students’ progress providing feedback to students and relevant staff
  • Accompany and supervise designated students on educational trips and visits.
  • To be a keyworker to one or more specified students.

Support for the Curriculum

  • To develop students' literacy/numeracy skills in order to raise standards
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to student responses
  • Help students access the curriculum
  • Developing learning support materials to build range of departmental resources for future use

Support the use of ICT in the classroom

  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist students in their use

Support for Teachers

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, following lesson plans agreed with line manager(s) and teachers
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use
  • Use strategies, in liaison with teachers, to support students to achieve learning goals
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Support the teacher in managing student behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Monitor students’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • Undertake routine marking of targeted students’ work and accurately record achievement/progress
  • Provide regular feedback to teachers on students’ achievements, progress and problems
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with school policy
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers, contacting them as directed by line manager(s)
  • Provide clerical/administrative help when directed (e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.)
  • Gather and report information from/to parents if directed
  • Undertaking examination invigilation and/or student support in exams as directed

Support for the School

  • Be aware of and comply with policies relating to Child Protection, Health & Safety, Equal
  • Opportunities, Confidentiality, SEN Code of Practice as well as general staff procedures
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, vision and aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

Entry requirements

  • GCSE or equivalent (NVQ level 2) passes in English and mathematics (literacy and numeracy)
  • Relevant first aid knowledge desirable but not essential

Skills required

  • A commitment to supporting learners with individual academic and welfare needs.
  • To contribute to the school's pastoral system.
  • To observe and implement current school policies and good practice.
  • To participate in the School’s performance management scheme.
  • To carry out such particular duties as the Headteacher may reasonably direct from time to time,
  • Support the Christian ethos and values of the school.

Personal qualities

  • Be flexible and resourceful.
  • Be an effective member of a team.
  • Display moral, intellectual and personal integrity and authority.
  • Show determination, optimism and resilience in the face of challenges and set-backs.
  • Be committed to equality of opportunity, community cohesion and student social mobility

Training to be Provided

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, which you will  receive training to develop and demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour also included:

  • Level 3 Diploma – Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • NCFE combined knowledge and competency-based qualification
  • Work-based learning
  • 20% off the job training
  • Training is delivered on-line and face to face
  • A nominated tutor
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Things to consider

You may be required to undertake such duties as may be reasonably required of you commensurate with this grade. Satisfactorily meeting the Trust’s employment checks – a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (including any relevant overseas checks), health assessment, references, qualifications and legal entitlement to work in the UK

Future Prospects

A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Opportunity to learn and develop within the company. Progression on to higher apprenticeship / training


Aldridge Adult Learning provides adult education courses, evening classes and part-time education for over 19 years olds.  Aldridge Adult Learning runs over 100 courses every year and we are very lucky to have a fantastic group of experienced, friendly tutors delivering them.  More often than not, our tutors make a real difference to people’s lives; some students go on to university and others either start a business or become employed in a higher-skilled role. 

Find Us
01273 422632
Chalky Road
West Sussex
BN41 2WS
United Kingdom
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