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Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Apprentice rate of pay - £5.28 per hour

(Increasing to national minimum wage for age after first year)

8:45am – 3:30pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break

Monday - Friday

38 weeks per year - term time plus inset days

Fixed for 24 months


Warren Primary School
Gilbert Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays.RM16 6NBEssex
Warren Primary School

Are you looking for a new and rewarding role in a school?

A new and exciting training opportunity has arisen, to become an Apprentice Learning Support Assistant at Warren Primary School to gain a Level 3 qualification. As an Apprentice Learning Support Assistant, you will support pupils in classroom settings, working with both teachers and support staff to develop the education of pupils. There may also be opportunities to complete additional certificates in Behaviour Management and Mental Health Awareness. This is a great opportunity to learn about working in a school environment, with the support and help of the school and the apprenticeship training programme.

Warren Primary School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, committed apprentice to work in our supportive and community-focused school. The successful candidate will have good communication skills, a basic understanding of IT, be willing to learn and be committed to working with children.

Warren Primary School is committed to working in partnership with children, parents, carers and the wider community to ensure success for all pupils in all areas of their lives. We are dedicated to offering all children the opportunity to develop, succeed and achieve in a safe, happy and inclusive environment – regardless of their individual ability, gender, beliefs, ethnic heritage or language. We recognise the importance of supporting all individuals in identifying and developing their strengths and helping them to find ways to cope positively with their weaknesses.

We provide opportunities for everyone every day to maximise their intellectual, physical, social and spiritual potential. We strive to ensure that every individual has a positive self-image. We believe that there are two major prerequisites for successful teaching and learning. Firstly, a secure, well-organised, caring environment and secondly, mutual respect for each other, acknowledging the right to be different. This respect also encompasses caring for our building, our grounds, the community and the wider environment, in which we live and work. In preparing our young people for their future lives we recognise the necessity to teach key literacy and numeracy skills along with the thinking, learning and technological skills which will enable them to succeed and become true lifelong learners.

Warren Primary School is a vibrant, inclusive and diverse school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy and confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now, and in the future. The School is proud to be:

  • Friendly, caring and supportive school that has an inclusive / family like feel approach to work
  • An oversubscribed two-form entry school that has recently had a good Ofsted in May 23
  • An experienced, strong, stable & supportive SLT that creates a positive team environment
  • managed by Co-Headteachers who have been at the school for the last 22 years
  • A school that has a Resource Base for Deaf Children
  • A place where pupils feel safe, happy, valued and respected
  • An inclusive school, where everyone works hard to ensure all pupils receive stimulating learning experiences, with high expectations for all children
  • A diverse and inclusive school that celebrates every child's individuality and success

Warren Primary School has excellent travel connections and is situated near Lakeside and Chafford Hundred train station.

Warren Primary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship via South Essex College
  • Two Week October Half-Term
  • Recognition of continuous service
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
  • The support of an experienced family of schools
  • National Conditions of Service
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
  • Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance

Applicants must hold GCSE Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths.

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the school or for more information speak to Ayshen Uluhan or call 01375 648944. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

Warren Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust ( or Essex School Jobs.

Closing date: Monday 26th June 2024, Midday

Interview date: Monday 1st July 2024

Start date: 1st September 2024

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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Posted on: 6 June 2024

Application Closing date

Monday, 24 June 2024 12:00 pm

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To apply, please use the application form link above or request a form by emailing us at or calling 01375 648901.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.