Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Apprentice Teaching Assistant Cartmel Priory School

To work under the instruction/guidance of the SENCO to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to the learning for students and assist the teacher in the management of students and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, term-time only, which equates to 45.2 weeks which is 38 school weeks, 1 week of. Inset days, 4.2 weeks holidays and 2 weeks bank holiday and statutory days. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    21 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

Support for the Students

  • Supervise and provide particular support for students, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Establish constructive relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher

Support for the Teacher

  • Help create and maintain a purposeful, orderly, and supportive environment in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of student’s work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support students to achieve learning goals
  • Assist the teacher with their planning of learning activities
  • Monitor students responses to learning activities and accurately record/share information on achievement/progress as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of student work in class if appropriate
  • Provide clerical/admin support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities adjusting activities according to student responses
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, recording achievement and progress and feeding back to the teacher
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence of its use
  • Prepare, maintain, and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist students in their use

Support for the School:

  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work and aims of the school, including support for the school’s Christian ethos
  • Contribute to effective team working within the Student Support Unit
  • Be aware and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of, and support difference, and ensure equal opportunities for all 
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies and professionals
  • Share expertise and skills with other
  • Assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime, and help supervise the haven/homework club at lunchtime
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Applicants must be highly motivated, dedicated, and willing to learn
  • Being a good Teaching Assistant involves you going above and beyond the job role to help in the classroom
  • Adaptable
  • Flexible
  • Friendly face
  • Passion and energy

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at grades A*- D/9-3 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

Candidates who have not attended an Apprenticeship Interview at LMC prior to Interview must achieve at least a Level 1 on the Initial Assessment to be complete prior to enrolment.

Future prospects

Permanent opportunity may be available after qualification is complete.

Things to consider

This role is subject to stringent safeguarding checks and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks

About the employer

Cartmel Priory Church of England School is a small, rural 11-16 Single Academy Trust which provides a unique secondary school experience in a wonderful location.

We are very proud of our school and for the experiences we are able to offer students. We believe strongly that education is about supporting students in a holistic way to develop the wisdom, knowledge, and skills to be ready for their adult life.


Cartmel Priory School




LA11 7SA

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lancaster & Morecambe College


Mhairi MacVicar 01524521483

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills may be required, depending upon prior attainment
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Relevant training will be provided through Lancaster and Morecambe College in order to successfully complete the Teaching Assistant programme at Level 3, subject to attending an Apprenticeship Preparation Training Session here at Lancaster and Morecambe College.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.