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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Tenbury High Ormiston Academy

To provide a comprehensive support service to students. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications. there are two posts, one for a Teaching Assistant, and one for a Teaching Assistant to work with children with Special Needs.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

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, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff
  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support independent learning and inclusion of all students
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task
  • Acting as key worker to low needs students on a fortnightly basis
  • Assist with the development and implementation of your keyworkers 
  • Providing feedback to Teaching Assistants on all key-worker students on a half termly basis
  • Completing the relevant paperwork (currently provision maps) to illustrate work carried out during keyworker sessions
  • Interventions with individuals as directed by Team Leaders
  • Carrying out duties within the Academy or on the yard during break and lunch times
  • Provide personal care for students as and when required

Training and Development:

  • Training opportunities will be provided for new interventions and to enhance existing delivery of interventions where possible. Staff will also be responsible for maintaining their own CPD file
  • Attend the Training day in September but the other 4 training days to be directed during holiday time to the Senior Leader 


  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Evidence of competent IT skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and proactively with colleagues and with parents/carers, children and adults within the academy
  • Good oral and written communication, problem solving and liaison skills
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to relate well with children, be an effective role model
  • Ability to motivate students to achieve success
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Ability to motivate and encourage students


  • Experience of working with students with learning difficulties or disabilities
  • Experience of or willingness to train, in order to offer personal care support to students with a physical disability

Personal qualities

  • Enjoy working as part of a team and working proactively with a wide range of personalities
  • Self-motivated
  • High level of initiative
  • Determined
  • Sound judgement
  • Calm under pressure
  • Personable and approachable
  • Professional in appearance, manner and attitude
  • Sense of humour
  • Patience and tolerance
  • Willingness to be flexible
  • Good record of attendance and punctuality

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent in maths and English at Grade C/4 or above or, Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Could secure a full-time role with the academy upon completion of this apprenticeship

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Tenbury High Ormiston Academy is situated in the market town of Tenbury Wells in North-West Worcestershire. It is an 11–16 mixed academy (state school) and specialist Science and Mathematics college with approximately 360 pupils on roll.

Our ethos is simple: high achievement, outstanding care.

Welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to find out more about our wonderful academy.  This website can only give you a small flavour of what we do and have to offer, so please do not hesitate to contact the school to arrange a visit.

Our staff and students are driven by and fully committed to our vision of high achievement and outstanding care. In our small school, pupils benefit hugely from a personalised approach. Staff are interested in really getting to know your child and ensuring that we provide the very best opportunities and allow students the freedom to thrive during their time here.

Come and see what we have to offer, meet our students, meet the staff and find out what makes our school such an amazing place.


Tenbury High Ormiston Academy


Oldwood Road

Tenbury Wells

WR15 8XA

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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Anthony Lowe 0788 1922192

  • Level 3 Standard Teaching Assistant
  • Functional skills in English, maths and ICT (if applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This training programme focuses on developing classroom delivery and work within schools. The qualification aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing

All candidates take part in an initial intense training programme at the start of the selection process. During this period our experienced staff will prepare candidates for their placements by giving them the foundations that they will need for securing a placement. Our Employability team will also be there to support with interview skills ready for a placement interview.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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