Apprentice Learning Assistant

Purple Oaks Academy (Northampton)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: £8,006 per annum (£6,979 pro-rata)

18 month fixed term contract

Working towards a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard, you will assist the class teacher to provide high quality teaching and learning support to pupils.

Main responsibilities (with support and under supervision):

  • Supervising the activities of individuals or groups of pupil
  • Assisting pupils with a variety of personal self-help skills
  • Ensuring the health and safety of all pupils at all times
  • Assisting pupils in the use of all classroom resources
  • Preparing curriculum equipment and learning resources for the classroom

 We are looking for someone with: 

  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to form good working relationships within a professional environment
  • an understanding and awareness of the complex needs of the academy’s pupils
  • a hands – on and practical approach to work

You will gain:

  • full training for your role within the Trust
  • continuous support with both your qualification and work tasks 

The academy:

Our purpose built building opened in January 2018 and will provide 100 places for students (3-18) with a diagnosis of autism and/or Severe Learning Difficulties. Purple Oaks Academy aims to educate students in a positive, caring and supportive environment.  We value and celebrate achievement at an individual level. We strive to make our students the central focus of all we do.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.