Teaching Assistant Apprentice Beacon Hill School

Under the supervision of teachers/senior staff, undertake a range of varied tasks to support teaching, learning and care by working with individuals or small groups of pupils.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 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 to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Key responsibilities

  1. Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupil’s responses.
  2. Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress and behaviour in order to contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities.
  3. Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher.
  4. Support learning by arranging / providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher.
  5. Support pupils’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing, reporting concerns to the appropriate person.
  6. Be aware of and comply with all school policies and procedures including code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to a nominated person.
  7. Encourage independent learning and promote inclusion of all pupils in and outside of the classroom and escorting and supervising pupils on educational visits and out of school activities.
  8. Select, prepare and clear away classroom materials and learning areas ensuring they are available for use, including developing and presenting displays.  This may include out of school activities and after school events.
  9. Share information about pupils with other staff, parents/carers, internal and external agencies, as appropriate.
  10. Within the context of school behaviour plans and policies, use initiative to deal with issues that arise and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.

Ability to relate well to children and adults.

Able to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Can relate well to children and adults
  • Approachable

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English A*-C or 9-4 or equivalent

Future prospects

A future position depends on budgets and individual. The qualifications and experience gained on this Apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.

Things to consider

Requirement for some out of school and/or out of term working to support specific activities or events as appropriate. DBS required. 2 References required.

About the employer

Beacon Hill School is a fully comprehensive co-educational, 11-16 school controlled by the Cumbria Education Authority. It serves the area of Aspatria and surrounding villages. Beacon Hill Community School provides an individually tailored education in a nurturing and rich learning environment. We ensure all our students become aspirational, independent and confident young adults.


Beacon Hill School


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Training provider

The RWP Training Apprenticeship in Teaching Assistants will offer you a 12 month programme of work based learning where you will gain the following qualifications:

  • Cache Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills ICT Level 1
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities Workbook
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Be Safe Booklet

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by RWP Training Ltd


Katie Lawson

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete an online application form at www.rwp.co.uk

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017