Advanced Teaching Assistant Apprentice Harris Federation

In your role as an Advanced Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in the development of positive educational experiences for children with a range of abilities in the school setting.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £196.00 - £262.50

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

This role is for Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park.

In your role as an Advanced Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in the development of positive educational experiences for children with a range of abilities in the school setting.

Working with the support of qualified teaching and support staff you will be expected to contribute in the following areas among others:

Support for pupils:

  • Help with the care and support of pupils.
  • Contribute to the health and well-being of pupils.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individual pupils and groups.
  • Be an effective model for pupil behaviour.

Support for the teacher:

  • Assist with classroom resources and lesson preparation.
  • Contribute to the management of pupils' behaviour, both in the classroom and on the playground, as required.
  • Provide support for learning activities.
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe environment for pupils and staff.
  • Assist in the presentation of display materials.
  • Support teaching staff or senior colleagues with routine administration.

Support for the school:

  • Monitor effective working relationships with colleagues and parents.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of pupil safety and security.
  • Review and develop their own professional practice.
  • Recognise confidentiality, child protection procedures, Health & Safety, and the policies of the Governing Body.
  • Be involved in extra-curricular activities, (e.g. clubs, activities, trips, open days, presentation evenings).
  • Assist with special activities in the school within school hours (e.g. sports days, plays, concerts, open days).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school classroom environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • Does what they say they will do  when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator - good listener, sincere and able to win people over
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative

Qualifications required

The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and Maths, though consideration will be given to highly-motivated young people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, Maths & ICT) at Levels 1 & 2.

Future prospects

Learners can progress onto a Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning and/or assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status. Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area, the Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree, are also open to successful candidates.

Things to consider

• Are you confident working with pupils with range of needs? • Are you prepared to work hard? • Can you get to work for 8.30am start? This is a term time vacancy however training will take place during the holidays Harris Federation Pay Scales: Aged 16 - 20, 5.60 per hour Aged 21 - 24, 7.05 per hour Aged 25 +, 7.50 per hour 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). For more information visit:

About the employer

Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park 10 Special Facts About Our Academy We have 60 lively young minds in each of our Year Groups. In work and in play, our children are encouraged towards traditional values: good manners and behaviour, enthusiasm and recognising right from wrong. The specialism at our Academy is Literacy, which we chose because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively is extremely important. All of our students have a reading lesson every single day – this is so that they can read fluently by the time they are age 7. Reports are sent home very regularly, every 6 weeks, so that parents know how their children are doing and how they can help them to develop and improve. We want all of our children to be able to experience high quality P.E. lessons and is why we have a full-time Specialist P.E. teacher. For the most academically able children, we begin introducing the secondary curriculum early. Creativity and fun are important aspects of the way we do things at the Academy – there is always time and space for children to develop their imaginations and thinking skills. Our children are very talented. Our extracurricular programme is packed full of music clubs, dance clubs, drama clubs, writing clubs and sports activities. Children can be dropped at the Academy as early as 8am for Breakfast Club and picked up at 6pm if they stay for After School Club. There is also a Holiday Club.


Harris Federation


Glendish Road


N17 9XT

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support of Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by YOUTH FORCE LIMITED


Cara Noonan 01273776779

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Oct 2017