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Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Southall School

Telford & Wrekin Council
Off Rowan Avenue Dawley Telford Shropshire
£9.84 per hour
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Temporary for 2 years

£9.84 per hour for first year, minimum wage for second year)

Must be eligible for apprenticeship funding

32.5 hours per week, term time plus PD days

 An opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to be based at Southall School.  The job could involve working across the whole of Southall School and with individual students.  Through this opportunity you will be able to gain paid employment whilst gaining a recognised Teaching Assistant qualification.   

 The moment your journey begins as an apprentice:

  • You become an employed member of staff
  • You will work towards gaining a full qualification 
  • You will receive full training, support and guidance

 Your role will include:

  • Working with children between the ages of 11-16 years, organising activities, being pro-active with help and care.
  • Assisting and meeting the personal/emotional needs of individual children – changing, feeding, caring and establishing a relationship with children.
  • Work (under supervision) providing all aspects of care/support to children, ensuring they take part with day-to-day learning and play activities.
  • Ensure that the setting is safe, clean and well presented.
  • Collaborate with colleagues ensuring the highest standards of work are carried out and are provided throughout your role in a positive manner.
  • To contribute to a high-quality caring environment for children. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention and group activities.
  • Attend team meetings and contribute relevant ideas.
  • Be able to understand and implement the setting’s confidentiality policy.
  • Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment.


Throughout this role, you will gain extensive knowledge and experience within the working environment which will set you up for a great career upon completion. This will hopefully lead to permanent employment within education sector or even continue to the next level, undertaking further training.

 The ideal candidate will:

 Be passionate about supporting children’s learning

  • Have an interest in Food Technology
  • Be motivated to learn about and support pupils with a range of special educational needs
  • Have an outgoing and motivated attitude
  • Be a committed, punctual and reliable individual
  • Hold GCSE English and maths at grades A – C.


Southall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The post will be offered subject to the satisfactory return of safeguarding checks and two references.

 If you would like an informal chat, please ring Karen James  (Schools Business Manager) on 01952 387600.  

 Applications should be returned to or if by post to the school at the address below by Monday, 17th June.

 Tracey Roberts

Southall School

Off Rowan Avenue


 TF4 3PX

 Southall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The post will be offered subject to the satisfactory return of safeguarding checks, two references and online checks.


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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy commitments and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email

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