Learning Support Assistant Apprentice, Chobham, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wishmore Cross AcademyChobham, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £5.00 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

£5.00 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year

37.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Wishmore Cross Academy, is part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and is a residential special school in Chobham, Surrey, for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We can admit up to 70 boys and can offer up to 14 residential places (including extended days) on a flexible basis for up to 4 nights per week. 

We provide a highly effective and individual package of education, care and pastoral support to young people who may have had only negative experiences of school. A safe, caring environment supported by high levels of staffing ensures each pupil has the opportunity to make progress and achieve their full potential.  We are a good school with outstanding features and we invest, not only in our students, but also our staff by providing regular CPD opportunities.  The academy is situated within easy reach of the M25 and M3 and, although in Surrey, is very close to Berkshire and Hampshire.

We are looking for a passionate, motivated and dedicated Apprentice Learning Support Assistant to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff.  You will provide learning support for pupils, working with them as directed by teaching staff within a structured teaching situation or individually as required in accordance with academy policies and procedures.  

You will complete a  Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard and have the opportunity to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in the Schools.  You may also be required to complete English, Maths and IT Functional Skills (this will be determined by existing qualifications).  Your Trainer/Assessor will assess you in the workplace on a monthly basis. In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your Manager and Trainer/Assessor.

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a real job, with real variety, from day one whilst working towards a qualification!

What we can offer:

  • An extremely friendly, supportive and caring team who all work together
  • An approachable and welcoming Senior Leadership team who are actively involved in the day to day running of the school
  • Free school lunches
  • Free on-site parking
  • Excellent CPD courses including Safeguarding, MAPA and Health and Safety
  • The opportunity to develop your education career; Wishmore Cross has a track record of developing, progressing and training up staff via the School Direct programme.

We warmly welcome candidates to come and see for yourself what we can offer.  Please contact the school on 01276 857555 to arrange a time to drop by. 

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, applicants must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship.

Please note: applicants must not have already completed a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship.

This will be a fixed term position and the duration of the apprenticeship will be determined by the job role and current skills. The minimum length of the apprenticeship will be one year and one week.

Please note: AET has their own in house apprenticeship scheme and do not work with any other training providers to deliver Apprenticeships.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan and childcare vouchers.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible.  Interviews will commence the week following the close date

Closing date: Monday 17 December 2018

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. For further information on this position and to make an application please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Alpha Road, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276 857 555
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Welcome to Wishmore Cross Academy and thank you for your interest in our Academy. Wishmore Cross Academy is based in Chobham, located close to both the M3 and M25 Motorways, in the north-west corner of Surrey.  The Academy draws pupils from a ra...