Apprentice Learning Support Assistant - Wodensborough Ormiston Academy

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Hydes Road, Wednesbury WS10 0DR
Apprenticeship Rate
25 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time temporary
Working Pattern
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Fixed term (10 months) term time + training days – 37 hours per week 

We are a popular and oversubscribed 11–16 mainstream school with the additional expertise and facilities to include two focused SEND provisions, for young people on the autistic spectrum, and for those who are deaf and hearing impaired (ARC and Deaf Academy). Our small and bespoke sixth form (WOA6) caters for students in Years 12 and 13 who have EHCPs. I believe education is the key to opportunity. As Principal, I have the very highest expectations of, and for, all and I am uncompromising in my view that the students must be at the very heart of all we do.

We are looking for an Apprentice Science Technician to join our Science faculty.  Your responsibilities will include preparation of materials and equipment for practical lessons, organisation and ordering of materials, together with admin and some general maintenance work. Health and Safety training will be provided.

Our vision – Believe, Achieve, Succeed – is more than just a phrase. It is a systematic approach to raising aspirations and standards which is underpinned by my unwavering commitment to improving the life chances of young people in Sandwell.

At WOA, we believe that every child has the potential to achieve and we expect nothing but the best for each and every one of our students. Through our curriculum, we aim to provide an excellent education for all our students; an inclusive education which raises aspirations and brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in education and later life. Our curriculum is progressive and designed to provide children with the core knowledge they need for success along their learning journey.


We have a team of dedicated, specialist curriculum and student welfare staff who work together to ensure that the needs of each individual child are met.

Good discipline, attendance, punctuality and hard work really do matter at Wodensborough and we expect our students to play an active part in their own future. We believe in developing the whole child as an individual and we work in collaboration with a number of external partners to enable us to do so including local universities and employers. The West Bromwich Albion Foundation and The Brilliant Club help cultivate our students’ skills and talents, nurture their social and moral development and facilitate their academic progress and achievement. Our core values underpin our daily work at Wodensborough.


  • Being ready to learn
  • Working together with mutual respect
  • A safe and healthy lifestyle
  • Caring for each other and our environment
  • Striving for a successful future

Wodensborough is committed to the safeguarding of children and all staff are expected to ensure that the academy is a safe and secure environment for our students. Candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Safeguarding responsibilities

It is the responsibility of all staff to recognise, respond and reflect in relation to all safeguarding disclosures/concerns in collaboration with the DSL/safeguarding team by operating within the guidelines of KCSIE and associated policies/guidance documents.

All academy staff  will ensure that they facilitate a whole school approach to safeguarding which means ensuring safeguarding and child protection are at the forefront and underpin all aspects of academy life.

  • The Postholder will have contact with children.
  • The Postholder will be in regulated activity.

Compulsory declaration of any convictions, cautions or reprimands, warnings or bind-overs.

It is the academy’s policy to require all applicants for employment to disclose convictions or cautions (excluding youth cautions, reprimands or warnings) that are not protected as defined by the Ministry of Justice.

In addition, the job you are applying for is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are protected under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the exceptions order1975 (2013 and 2020) and are not subject to disclosure to employers on DBS certificates and cannot be taken into account.

The offer of employment by the selection panel and acceptance by the candidate is binding on both parties; subject to pre-employment clearances.

We look forward to receiving your application.


term time + training days – 37 hours per week 


Apprenticeship rate


Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, Hydes Road, Wednesbury WS10 0DR

Closing date:

6.12.2021 – 9.00am

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Apprentice Science Technician

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