17 year old Danny is a Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant apprentice through Inspire ATA.  

Inspire ATA is the UK’s leading Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, offering short-term apprenticeship placements through a unique recruit, train and deploy model. 

Danny has his placement at Thomas Bewick School, a specialist school for autistic children and young people in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

He has always had a passion for working with young people with SEN and enjoys bonding with them as well as supporting them all the way through their journey at the school. 

In a recent meeting with his tutor, Danny shared his story. 

“I have always wanted to work with SEN children. I also felt that university wasn’t for me so decided to look for an apprenticeship.  

My sister has cerebral palsy, and I have helped to look after her a lot. I was helped to find this apprenticeship by my class teacher; they sent me the information, so I decided to take the opportunity.  

The main benefit of doing an apprenticeship is that I enjoy the responsibility and trust that are given to me, so I can flourish and grow in my role.  

The best part of my role is getting to see the children’s progress. I enjoy creating a bond with the children and the impact and support I have on their learning and lives.  

I didn’t expect to enjoy teaching as much as I do, and I find my role as a teaching assistant extremely rewarding.” 

Danny, SEN Teaching Assistant Apprentice 

If you would like to find out more about Apprenticeships and how they can work for you, please contact the Inspire ATA team info@inspire-ata.co.uk or visit https://lmp-group.co.uk/apprenticeships/    

Inspire ATA is approved by the Department for Education as a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency and is listed on the Register of Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agencies