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Teaching Assistant Apprentice ST Pauls Catholic School

The Teaching Assistant will be involved in general classroom support and involvement in the development, implementation and evaluation of pupils’ individual progress.

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Closing date: 26 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 to Friday. Times to be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To support teaching staff in raising pupil attainment and in the maintenance of a well ordered environment. This may involve preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals, groups or whole classes. It will include monitoring individuals or small groups of pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupil progress
  • To implement strategies to support pupils to raising their achievements in all subjects, such as giving further explanations, by adapting work, by prompting or encouraging concentration and participation etc
  • To work in partnership with the class teacher and other staff to support pupils with special educational needs pupils or with social and behavioural problems
  • To assist in the assessment and recording of pupil progress
  • To deliver planned activities to a small group or individual pupils
  • To cover for part of the teacher’s planning, preparation and assessment time
  • To promote inclusive education and integration and help in the development of relationships by encouraging appropriate interaction between pupils
  • To support the class teacher in managing behaviour and by promoting good behaviour around the school
  • To liaise with the class teacher about individual children’s learning
  • To undertake any duties planned by the class teacher or Head teacher, including playground duties
  • To attend learning support meetings and staff meetings where relevant
  • To attend courses and keep up to date with new developments
  • To comply with the procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and report concerns to an appropriate person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good level of numeracy and literacy
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to respect confidentiality at all times
  • Be able to develop effective working relationships with students and staff

Personal qualities

  • Be adaptable and patient
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable and organised
  • Reflective of own practice
  • Willingness to ask for and accept guidance when needed

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade C/4 in maths and English (or the equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Possibility of a permanent position within the school

Things to consider

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About the employer

Welcome to St Paul’s Catholic School. You will find us to be a warm inclusive community where we are inspired and motivated by the words of the prophet Micah and the words of our school prayer; “Act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God.”

We are one of 22 schools who all belong to the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust. We are bound together by the Trust mission to “prepare all our young people for a wholesome, fulfilling and active life in the future making a valuable contribution to society.” We are committed to the education of the whole person and look to foster each student’s gifts and talents whatever they may be.


ST Pauls Catholic School


Spencefield Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Heart of England Training Ltd


Emma Stead 01788 820132

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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