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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 2

To work under the guidance of the SENCO/HLTA/teaching/senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. Staff may also work with groups occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers.

Apprenticeship summary

Specific responsibilities:

  • To ensure positive outcomes for pupils across all areas of the school

Support for pupils:

  • Liaise with the SENCO/assistant SENCO/HLTA to identify areas of need and assist in the development of strategies to support all areas of pupil’s learning and development
  • Take an active role in the development and implementation of pupil profiles, EHC plans and PSPS
  • Develop and use specialist skills and experience to support pupils with specific needs
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils both within and outside the classroom
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement
  • Liaise with parents and relevant external agencies to ensure best practice for targeted pupils

Support for teaching:

  • Work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment using specialist knowledge and strategies relating to targeted pupils
  • Work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and differentiating lessons/work plans as appropriate, including meeting at least once per half-term to ensure best practice for targeted pupils
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives
  • Undertake marking of pupils’ work and accurately record achievement/progress
  • Assist with the recording of achievement/progress in lessons/activities and take responsibility for keeping and updating records as agreed with the teacher
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in-line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents with, or as directed
  • Administer and assess routine tests including support with invigilation and provision of exam access arrangements for examinations/tests
  • Provide general clerical/admin support e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.

Support for the curriculum:

  • Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
  • Implement local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills
  • Support the use of it in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Help pupils to access learning activities through specialist support and by running small group interventions before, during or after school
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources

Support for the school:

  • Proactively support the implementation of school policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, 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 to be the best they can be
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support the achievement and progress of pupils
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings, training and performance appraisal processes as required
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others
  • Provide appropriate guidance and supervision and assist in training and development of staff as appropriate
  • Undertake planned supervision of pupils during out of school hours learning activities
  • Assist with the delivery of and supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required


  • Actively participate in a planned cycle of line management
  • Effectively complete all other duties which the headteacher may request

This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the post holder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of the school in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A commitment to ongoing personal development and willingness to undertake appropriate training
  • Specialist skills in curriculum or learning areas
  • Working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  • Working knowledge and experience of implementing national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes
  • Ability to improve own practice and knowledge through self-evaluation
  • Understanding of inclusion and equal opportunities and how these relate to opportunities for stakeholders

Personal qualities

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Resilience
  • Flexibility to respond to the varying demands of the school day and the pupils’ needs

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum grade C/4 at GCSE in English and maths (or equivalent level 2 qualifications)
  • Relevant qualifications or experience with pupils with special educational needs
  • Relevant continued professional development

Future prospects

  • Further or higher education
  • Job prospects

Things to consider

Appointment to the post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

This post is exempt from section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974, as the duties give you access to persons who are under the age of 18. Applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which would be regarded as spent for other purposes.

Before you apply: what you will need

You must have the following before you can apply for this apprenticeship:

  • Minimum GCSE C grade or equivalent qualifications in maths and English

  • Proof that you have lived in the UK/EU for three years

  • A National Insurance number

About the employer

Frederick Bremer School is an 11-16 community school in Walthamstow, Waltham Forest. They are a non-selective school for the local community, and we are representative of the community we serve. They are an inclusive school, and whilst we are very diverse, every pupil is known for who they are and the richness of their character.

Training provider

  • Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning In schools Level 2
  • 9 mandatory units
  • A choice of optional units totalling 6 credits
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • ICT Functional Skills level 1

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 2

London, UK
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Apprenticeships, Intermediate Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship, Employment & Training, Level 2, Level 2, Level 2

Published on 1 Jun 2020