Teaching Assistant at Academies Enterprise Trust

Start Date:
South East
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Intermediate Level (Level 2)
£389 monthly
Review Date:
April 2014

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Review Score

7 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I am a Learning Support Assistant at a secondary school. My role involves support teachers and help children with their educational development. I support students who have specific needs and also do group work with students. I also listen to the students read during tutor time, helping children who need extra support to complete tasks, supporting teachers in managing class behaviour, look after children who are upset , clear away materials and equipment after lessons and participate in training.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


I have learnt many new skills and my confidence has increased. I have learnt out to interact with students and how to help them to the best of their ability. I have also learnt new skills through training programmes they have taught me about different types of SEN needs and problems students may have.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I really enjoy STLS level 2 because I enjoy working with children. I prefer being practical and moving around rather than sitting in an office.

4. How valued do you feel by Academies Enterprise Trust?


I feel valued by AET and the school I work at as I am treated as an adult and with respect by all staff.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I was the first student in AET to start the STLS level 2 and at first it was unorganised as they had not run my course before but it has got better as the course has gone on.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I receive a lot of support from AET as they provide me with the coursework I need to complete my course. My training provider has also been supportive on how and what I need to do before I can start STLS level 3.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I receive outstanding support from my employer. Once a week I meet up with a mentor who discusses my course and any issues I have. The managers of the Learning Support team are also there if I have any questions.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


My salary meets my needs at the moment as I do not have many living costs as I still live at home. My money goes towards petrol and social events outside of work.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


9. Would you recommend Academies Enterprise Trust to a friend?


9b. Why?

AET has been brilliant in helping me get a job that I am passionate about and I really enjoy what I do.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Academies Enterprise Trust?

Ensure that you are choosing an apprenticeship that you really want to do as they are a great way to earn and learn.

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