Learning and Skills Teacher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

Newbury Independent School
Unit 6, 435, Lichfield Road, Birmingham, B6 7SS
£14,820.00 annually
08 Jul 2021
08 Aug 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
As a tutor at Newbury School, the main educational focus towards our students relate to functional and life skills. You will have the opportunity of working with some of the most challenging young people in a rewarding, supportive and nurturing environment. You will design and deliver learning at a suitable level to our Secondary and Post 16 learners as well as our staff.

All of our courses are designed to meet the academic abilities of our students and matched to their aspirations. Your role is to make the learning exciting, interesting and fun!

Key Tasks:
  • To provide a carefully structured and thorough education which enables students to achieve their academic and personal potential and to develop life and social skills.
  • Advising and co-operating with the Headteacher and Leadership Team and all staff in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials/resources, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral care arrangements.
  • To teach and educate students according to the educational needs, abilities and attainment potential of individual students.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide high quality tuition in Functional Skills and other subjects as required.
  • Lesson planning and tracking learner progress.
  • Tailoring tuition style to best meet the needs of learners. Therefore, identifying the individual needs of learners ensuring that all learners have an individual learning plan which links to their long term employment goals.
  • Continually reviewing learners' progression to ensure that the teaching continues to meet their identified needs.
  • Preparing, delivering and reviewing comprehensive lesson plans for all sessions that address the learning needs of the group including literacy, numeracy, language and other social / employability barriers to employment.
  • Actively gaining feedback from learners and other sources, reviewing & improving curriculum content accordingly.
  • Engaging and motivating both individuals and learner groups to increase retention.
  • Completing all of the necessary administration e.g. registers, enrolment forms, ILPs, reviews, Awarding Body documentation as determined by external and internal requirements in line with contractual deadlines.
  • Working with colleagues to assist learners' progression towards qualifications, and movement into employment.
  • Deliver confident, comprehensive training sessions to the staff team.
  • Roles may vary in some detail between sites therefore flexibility is a prime requirement of staff.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection; reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Carry out all duties in relation to the school's policies and codes of conduct.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required and to participate in appraisal and professional development.
  • Set high expectations of conduct, whilst acting as a good role model for others.
  • Embed quality standards across the organisation in line with Independent School Standards and Ofsted's requirements and regulations.

  • Plan and teach lessons and sequences of lessons to the classes assigned to teach within the context of the school's plans, curriculum and schemes of work.
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned students.
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external examinations.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the policies, practices and procedures in such a way as to support the school's values and vision.
  • Work with others on curriculum and/or student development to secure coordinated outcomes.
  • Ensuring that student needs are met by working hand in hand with colleagues and parents/ carers to determine students' needs and by adhering to the policies that are in place to meet those needs resulting in positive experience of learning for students.
  • Manage student behaviour by working with colleagues and by building relationships with students.
  • Plan and deliver Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for the staff team and individuals in collaboration with the Teaching & Learning lead.
  • Promote the safety and well-being of students.
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals.
  • To work effectively and efficiently with other stakeholders and the wider community in order to deliver best practices within Newbury School.
  • Participate in Internal and External education and training courses and to continually develop Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, and taking part in action research exercises.
  • Sharing in any possible and reasonable way in the effective management, organisation, order and discipline of the school.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Up to date knowledge of workplace practice.
  • A willingness to continue to develop personal ICT skills to a level in-line with the LST role.
  • Confidence in using a diverse range of presentation, facilitation and communication skills.
  • The ability to handle challenging situations whilst remaining calm and in control especially in a group situation.
  • Respect for and understanding of Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Data Protection policies with specific attention to health and safety requirements.
  • A passion to motivate and lead by example to support people to achieve qualifications.
  • Experience of working at Key Stage 3 and above.
  • Experience of Working in Partnership with Parents.
  • Experience of delivering training to colleagues.
  • Experience of working with Young People with SEND in specialist services, i.e PRU/AP, Children's Home, and/or Special Schools.
  • Knowledge of: the theory and practice of providing effectively for the individual needs of all children (e.g. classroom organization and learning strategies); statutory National Curriculum requirements at the appropriate key stage; the monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of students' progress.
  • Knowledge of Education Legislation.

Personal qualities

  • Approachable.
  • Committed.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Able to motivate self and others.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Well-organised.
  • Working in a Team.
  • Dependable and driven.
  • Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences; create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment.
  • Excellent all-round IT skills, (databases, MS packages) and e-portfolio system.
  • Good standard of mathematics.
  • Accurate and articulate in delivery of tasks.
  • Innovative thinker.
  • Problem solver.

Desired qualifications

  • Must have a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification, or 2+years' experience minimum
  • A-levels (or equivalent).
  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) inEnglish,maths and science are essential.
  • SEN Qualification/ SEN Training (desirable).
  • Educated to degree level(desirable).

Future prospects

Possibility of long term employment on completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider


This is a description of the job as it is constituted at the date shown. It is the practice of this company periodically to examine job descriptions, update them and ensure that they relate to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Head Teacher in consultation with the post holder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to your job description following consultation.


Other duties and responsibilities expressed and implied which arise from the nature and character of the post within the company mentioned above or in a comparable post in any of the Company's other areas.

Safer Recruitment Statement (taken from the Safer Recruitment Policy):

1.1 Newbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health and wellbeing of all Children and Young People who we educate and care for. We have a passion to make the learning experience of all students a positive, challenging and motivating experience. We therefore employ staff who are committed to this statement. Newbury School's Recruitment Policy reflects our commitment to uphold the safety of our Young People.

1.2 Staff employed with Newbury School are vigorously checked and vetted to ensure they are committed to the wellbeing of the children in our care. The organisation is committed to attracting, selecting and retaining employees who will contribute, maintain and champion our statement to ensure all Young People have the very best education.

1.3 Newbury School are passionate to employ a committed workforce who harbor the appropriate knowledge, skills, experience and ability to effectively complete their job to a high standard to drive the school performance and deliver a high quality education.

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