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Apprentice Teaching Assistant THE DAVID ROSS EDUCATION TRUST

An exciting opportunity to train as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant with Barnes Wallis Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, situated in the village of Tattershall. Support the teaching and learning of our Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils, whilst helping them to reach their full potential.

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2023

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 to Friday term time only school hours plus inset days, with half a day per week at Boston College.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    27 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To assist teachers to ensure our pupils individual needs are met.

You will develop your skills to fulfil the following duties to include:

  • Setting up the classroom and activities in readiness for the lesson
  • Assist with lesson planning
  • Undertake 1-1 and small group intervention sessions
  • Monitor progress and achievement
  • Report any problems
  • Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies eg literacy, numeracy, GCSEs, BTECS
  • Encourage pupils to work independently
  • Work closely with the class teacher to ensure pupil targets etc are adhered to
  • Support pupils in extra curricula activities ie physical education/work experience, etc.
  • Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing
  • Other duties in line with the position and responsibilities
  • Attend Boston College one afternoon per week during term time
  • Ensure all your required coursework is kept up-to-date

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with both pupils and colleagues
  • Excellent literacy/numeracy and IT skills
  • Highly organised

Personal qualities

  • An empathy with pupils and their needs
  • A mature outlook
  • Flexible and able to prioritise work
  • Friendly

Desired qualifications

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship are five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 4 or above (Old GCSE grade C or above), including English and maths.

Future prospects

You could progress on to a career as a Teaching Assistant, Cover Supervisor, Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Progression onto a Foundation degree such as Learning Support/SEND. Leading to Full degree e.g. BA Hons, Graduate Teacher Programme, Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Things to consider

  • You must become familiar with so you are aware and can comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection
  • You will be expected to attend relevant meetings when required
  • There may be additional training specific to your role offered
  • The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
  • Please ensure you state all of your qualifications on your application including any predicted grades.
  • This vacancy may close earlier than the specified closing date due to the high volume of applicants so your early application is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Barnes Wallis Academy is a place of learning and excellence where students come first and where everyone is cared for and valued.

The Academy aims to excite learners’ imaginations, extend horizons and meet intellectual needs. We produce resilient, confident, healthy young people with the ability and desire to make the world a better place.

Through a high quality, skills-based education we produce adaptable, independent, employable learners, confident at solving problems and taking responsibility for themselves as citizens in the 21st century. Through a health promoting ethos, Barnes Wallis Academy works to prevent problems and promote well-being by providing opportunities that assist health development and positively influence the aspirations, perceptions and actions of all involved with the Academy.

As part of the local community, the Academy reaches out and supports parents, local health services and other agencies, involving them in programmes and interventions, while in turn contributing to the life of the community. As part of the global community, the Academy instils in its learners an understanding and concern for the global environment and the part individuals have to play in making the world a better place for everyone.




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Boston College


The Apprenticeship Team +441205313238

Our Level 3 (Advanced) Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship will provide you with an in depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to work directly with children and young people in school and college environments.

This qualification provides learners with an in depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments.

You will cover all aspects of specialist support, including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher. Bilingual support; special needs support, personal development and reflective practice.

You will attend college for half a day per week, during this time you will attend workshops delivered by industry trained staff which will enable you to carry out the written work to complete your qualification and you will be supported to reach the pathway to end point assessment to achieve the standard.

You will be assessed through a range of methods including, observations, written assignments, product evidence, reflections and a professional discussion.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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