Apprentice Teaching Assistant – LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL LTD (LS16 6QB)

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This is an exciting position to work across the whole school community to deliver an outstanding experience for the students and all involved with the school, by assisting with the development and implementation of specific individualised autism interventions.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Principal Responsibilities

  • Working with Tutors, Wellbeing Tutors and Teachers, participating in, and assisting with, the development of individual autism interventions.
  • Assisting the Wellbeing Tutors and Teachers with the planning and delivery of activities ensuring that all pupils are able to access a stimulating, pleasant and safe environment
  • Assisting in working with individual pupils, pairs or small groups as directed by teaching staff
  • Assisting with the presentation and display of pupils’ work.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of records and data recording for pupils in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Assisting with personal care for pupils as required e.g. toileting, feeding and medication etc.
  • Co-operating with colleagues at all times to ensure the aims of the school are met
  • Raising any concerns about pupils with the relevant teachers.
  • Working towards being a key worker alongside the Key Stage Co-ordinator, Form Tutor, Communication Team and Wellbeing Tutor to know the student well, building rapport and knowing areas of interest;
  • Know your key students outcomes
  • Keep pupil passport updated;
  • Record “Wow” moments for student;
  • Be an advocate for the student.
  • Understand the students’ Academic/speech and language therapy/Emotional Literacy levels and highlight any area of need (lack of progress);

About the Employer

Lighthouse School in Leeds is a completely unique secondary school. In fact, we are the first of our kind in the country – a specialist free school. We focus on a ‘destination-led’ approach for our students who all have a diagnosis of autism (ASC).

Training to be Delivered

  • Teaching Assistant NVQ Level 3
  • Leeds City College (Quarry Hill Campus)

Vacancy Details

Apprenticeship Level

Level 3

Employer Name


Employer Address

LS16 6QB

Expected Duration

18 Months

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£9,254.44 to £18,278.00 (dependent on age) Yearly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 ( A-C or equivalent)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 ( A-C or equivalent)) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental
  • Physical fitness

Future Prospects

Progression to Higher Level Teaching Assistant route

Date Posted


Leeds City College