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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship (App559)


Luck Lane, Huddersfield, HD3 4HA

  • Closing Date 31st December 9999
  • Sector Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Duration 21 to 27 months
  • Wage National minimum wage For apprentices.


To work as a team member within the Additional Needs Team to support the learning, progress and care of identified groups of students to help them achieve their Personal Best. The role is to work under the direction of the SENCO to provide support for groups of students, in lessons and, occasionally for group or individual intervention.  You will also support effective liaison and communication between the pastoral support team and the teaching staff by working together to plan for the effective support of students.

This post requires the post holder to work in settings with children and young adults. Any employment offer is therefore subject to the results of an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). People who may have contact with younger children (i.e. primary school age) are also required to complete a declaration about family or other members of their household.

Applicants MUST complete the MAT’s standard application form to be considered, will be required to provide evidence of identity and qualifications and offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references. For applicants who work or have recently worked in a school, one of the references must be from the Headteacher.

Employer Description

Royds Hall School is a secondary school for pupils aged 11 – 16. It is located in Huddersfield. The school is dedicated to ensuring all students leave Royds Hall fully equipped with life skills, experiences and educational outcomes to have happy and successful futures.

It is part of the Share Academy Trust which is a small, friendly partnership, currently consisting of four secondary and five primary schools in West Yorkshire.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide skilled delivery and support which increases student independence under the direction of the teacher.
  • To work under the guidance of the SENCO and other outside agencies to monitor students’ learning. Ensuring the progress is clearly recorded in the relevant systems and relates to the learning objectives/goals for students.
  • To participate in and assist in supervision of educational visits, in conjunction with the teacher/line manager.
  • Lead activities outside of lesson times (or supervise groups of students at lunchtimes, and break times, to ensure such students are safe and are participating in valuable activities to build the skills.
  • Undertake varied roles and responsibilities (e.g. supporting the class whilst the teacher works with a specific group etc.) within the classroom under the direction of the teacher; always being integral to accelerating and measuring student progress.
  • Undertake professional development to ensure own knowledge is up to date and to develop professionally.
  • To build strong working relationships with teachers and the SENCO/Specialist Provision teams.
  • Actively encourage the inclusion of all students to participate in the life and activities of the school and access the national curriculum to the best of their ability.
  • Liaise with department, pastoral and Additional Needs Team staff to help the teacher ensure the needs of all students are met fully.
  • Ensure key staff are informed of progress and developments through regular feedback and updates.
  • Maintain regular, positive contact with staff, students and parents involved in Additional Needs.
  • Under the guidance of the SENCO provide one to one support to students or working with groups of students on pre-planned activities, to reinforce the teachers approach and to support the learning to maximise student progress and achievements.
  • Proactive liaison with, SENCO and teachers, to help the students make strong progress overtime.
  • Complete reports in relation to student progress and assist in the preparation of Support Plan, IEP’s, and EHC Plans as required.
  • Contribute towards relevant referrals to outside agencies to access support for students.
  • Communicate the needs of students by creating and updating student profiles under the guidance of outside agencies
  • Seek feedback about own performance and the quality of support offered
  • To provide cover for break and lunchtime as directed by line manager, ensuring the post holder actively upholds and promotes the philosophies of the school
  • As part of your wider duties and responsibilities you are required to promote and actively support the school’s responsibilities towards Safeguarding. Safeguarding is about keeping people safe and protecting people from harm, neglect, abuse and injury. It is about creating safe places, being vigilant and doing something about any concerns you might have.
  • Carry out your duties with due regard to current and future School policies, procedures and relevant legislation. These will be drawn to your attention in your appointment letter, your statement of particulars, induction, and on-going performance development and through College communications.

Skills Required

Commitment to the safeguarding of young people.
Ability to monitor and evaluate impact of interventions and strategies.
Ability to assist the teacher in planning class activities.
Ability to prepare materials and teaching aids suitable for the learning activities for your subject area.

Experience of working with children/young people in a school
Ability to use ICT to support learning.

Personal Qualities Required:


Excellent communication skills.
Ability to engage and influence others.

Working Hours

32.5 hours per week (8.15-3.15) term time only plus 1 day for training

Working Days

To be Confirmed

Qualifications Required

Math's and English Grade 4 or above

Future Prospects

Lots of progression opportunities and development into other roles within the school such as a higher level teaching assistant, learning mentor, attendance officer.

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