Employer: Archway Learning Trust

Salary: £3.50 per hour

Hours: 37 hours per week working a full academic year

Closing Date: This position will remain open until the position has been filled.

Bluecoat Academies Trust officially changed to Archway Learning Trust in May 2017. The Trust was initially formed in April 2014 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy. Archway Learning Trust now comprises of Bluecoat Academy – Aspley Lane, Bluecoat Academy – Wollaton Park, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy and Bluecoat Academy Primary.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a committed and aspirational Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our successful Learning Support team. The post holder will support the team in improving the quality of learning for our students and will support teachers in the delivery of learning activities. The Apprentice Teaching Assistant will be given an excellent opportunity to develop their skills in a school environment


The Trust is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join a high achieving, successful and forward-looking team of staff. The Apprentice Teaching Assistant will work within the Learning Support faculty, working with students in order to improve the quality of learning and foster the participation of students in the social and academic aspects of academy life.

The successful candidate will work with teachers and teaching assistants to provide support in the delivery of our learning support provision, providing support and leading activities with either individuals or groups of students to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and cognitive development. Opportunities for further professional development are excellent

Job Purpose

To work with students within the Trust as part of a team under the direction of the line manager in order to:

  •  Improve the quality of learning and foster the participation of students in the social and academic processes of the Academy;
  •  Seek to enable students to become more independent learners;
  •  Help raise the standards of achievement for all students

General Responsibilities

1. Support the overall Christian ethos of the Trust.

2. Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, copyright etc. reporting all concerns to line manager.

3. Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.

4. Contribute to the overall aims of the Trust.

5. To develop and implement own skills

6. To be professional, friendly, fair and firm with students, demonstrating the sort of politeness and respectfulness that we wish them to emulate.

7. To show an excellent record of attendance and punctuality.

8. Work cooperatively as part of the Learning Support team

9. Possesses or must be willing to train for the First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work qualification approved by the HSE as requested.

10. Undertaking any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post as defined.


  •  Liaise with classroom teachers and complete Teacher/TA contract.
  •  Create appropriate resources reflecting needs of students with SEN in lesson.
  •  Support designated student/s or across the class as agreed by the teacher.
  •  Support with the collation of data for targeted students with SEN.
  •  To implement learning programmes a directed by the class teacher – with individuals.
  •  To monitor individual student’s needs and provide regular feedback to the teacher.
  •  Support the management of student behaviour under the direction of the teacher.


  •  Support and reinforce the Academy curriculum including catch up KS3/GCSE work, literacy, numeracy activities in a 1:1 setting.
  •  Support the use and development of ICT within the classroom.
  •  Support the smooth running of the Faculty by covering designated priority lessons of absent staff as and when required by the SENCo


  •  To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Learning Support Faculty.
  •  To take responsibility for display and up keep of designated areas in the Faculty.
  •  Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and parents.
  •  Maintain and safeguard the confidential nature of student/teacher/home issues.
  •  Contribute to the maintenance of student safety and security, including break and lunchtime duties in the Faculty and taxi duties.
  •  Attend Faculty/Pastoral meetings as appropriate.


  • Level 2 - Apprenticeship for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • As part of the role you will be required to undertake a qualification through Access Training. As part of the course you will develop and demonstrate skills and knowledge within the workplace to achieve a qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. This will give you the tools and knowledge to begin your career with the education setting.
  • A significant amount of on-the-job training is undertaken in the workplace. This is a demanding but interesting and enjoyable course in which you’ll gain valuable workplace experience.
  • A range of core units will be delivered within the workplace and you will receive regular support and visits from an assessor. You will also study English, maths and ICT if required

Skills and Qualities Required

  • Confidence and independence
  • Ability to work unsupervised and independently understanding Trust roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders in a fair and equitable manner
  • Good time management skills
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Willingness to work within the Christian framework of the Trust
  • Good standard of education to include English and maths
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop constructive relationships and communicate well with students, colleagues, other agencies and professionals
  • Work on own initiative and to demonstrate the ability to solve unexpected or new problems in a methodical, efficient manner seeking support and assistance where appropriate
  • Responds to feedback and passes on knowledge and techniques to others
  • Take responsibility for own professional development and be willing to partake in further in-service or external staff development and training
  • To demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly and change working practices in response to quality and review activities and the changing needs of the Trust.

For more information or to apply please call Helen at Access Training on 0330 002 6266 or Simon Litchfield at Nottingham Jobs on 0115 8764508 simon.litchfield@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Location: Nottingham, NG8 5GY [get directions from google maps]

Contract Type: Fixed Term

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