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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Grace College

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills as a Teaching Assistant whilst working with individual children or small groups having special educational needs and / or disabilities.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm with 30 mins unpaid break, term time plus 3 inset days.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available


All responsibilities, tasks and duties to be carried out in line with College guidelines and policies. 

The provision of in-class support, particularly for students identified as requiring assistance to access the curriculum with an emphasis on: 

  • Assisting, modifying or adapting student tasks and curriculum materials as directed by the class teacher
  • Support students who have access arrangements for exams

Supporting student progress outside lessons with an emphasis on: 

  • Contributing to students’ Individual Learning Profiles
  • Facilitating and helping to run break, lunch and after college clubs to support student progress

Supporting the wider SEND team and Student Welfare team, with an emphasis on: 

  • Attending departmental meetings and liaising with class teachers, as appropriate regarding supporting specific students
  • Attending INSET training days and external courses and when required, disseminating information gained to colleagues

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative 
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Able to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Excellent Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Attendance
  • Friendly
  • Polite

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE grades 4 - 9/A-C

Future prospects

Possibilty of full time employment on succesful completion of apprenticeship.

About the employer

Grace College is an 11-19 secondary school serving nearly 1200 students in central Gateshead. The school is committed to creating an outstanding learning community where students excel in their academic, cultural, co-curricular and personal lives.

The College joined the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) in April 2019 as the fifth school providing a holistic education focused on developing character in and beyond the classroom. In joining ESF the school has aligned itself with the mission of the Foundation to: provide the environment for students and staff to have an opportunity to work hard to achieve their personal best; encourage personal, moral and spiritual development within a Christian framework; and   create and sustain educational environments where everyone is equally valued.


Grace College


Saltwell Road South



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gateshead College


Emily Jefferson

You will work towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard with Gateshead College.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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