Teaching Assistant Apprentice UNITED ENDEAVOUR TRUST

We have apprenticeship opportunities available at Newcastle Academy and Clayton Hall Academy. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the SENCO and the class Teacher, to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help overcoming barriers of learning.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 30 hours

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Provide support for Pupils, Teacher and the Curriculum.


Work under the guidance of the SENCO and the class teacher, to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers of learning

Support for Pupils

  • Support provision for pupils with additional needs
  • Support assessment of pupils and discuss with senior staff
  • In conjunction with the teacher/SENCO the development and implementation of individual Education and plans
  • Provide 1:1 mentoring for pupils and provide support for distressed pupils under the guidance of the SENCO/Assistant SENCO within the classroom/lesson
  • Under the direct guidance of senior staff implement and provide support to pupils in relation to their individual needs (e.g. daily exercise programme)
  • Provide feedback to pupils and teachers in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendance etc.
  • Contribute to raising standards by ensuring high standards as promoted for pupils.

Support for Teacher

  • Support pupil’s access to learning using appropriate strategies, resources etc.
  • Report back to senior staff pupil responses in order that learning activities may be adjusted as appropriate
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils' responses and progress against action plans through observation and planned recording
  • Contribute to the teachers' recording and reporting of pupils' achievement, progress and other matters. On request gather appropriate evidence
  • Assist on keeping records and evidence of learning as agreed with support from senior staff
  • Assist in maintaining classroom discipline through the implementation of the schools behaviour management strategies.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers and exchange information.
  • Co-ordinate and organise pupils attending extra-curricular activities/work experience or other out of school activities under the guidance of SENCO/teacher.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Provide support in literacy/numeracy/SEN strategies
  • Assist with providing access arrangements for pupils taking internal and external tests and exams
  • Work with small groups or individuals within the lesson, under the direction of a teacher
  • Be aware of the need for different teaching and learning approaches that support pupils' access to learning.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Time management
  • Effective communication skills.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades A*-C including maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a permanent position for the right person.

Things to consider

The successful candidate is subject to completing a work trial.

About the employer

The United Endeavour Trust consists of four local High Schools.




4 Ostend Place



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate for Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills Level 1 ICT
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle under Lyme College


01782 254287 apprenticeships@nulc.ac.uk

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017