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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard THE ACTIVE LEARNING TRUST LIMITED

As a Teaching Assistant you will support the class teacher with teaching and learning under his/ her direction. You will be responsible for safeguarding the welfare of children as well as contributing to their educational and personal development.

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Closing date: 31 May 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 - 8.30am - 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

  • To assist the teacher to ensure safe classroom and outdoor environment
  • To work closely under the guidance of the teacher as required, so that advice and practice are integrated in to individual learning plans
  • To maintain a safe and tidy environment for the children when working with them
  • To promote high standards of behaviour through own actions and expectations
  • To liaise and cooperate with teachers and teaching assistants forming good positive working relationships
  • To take short term responsibility for larger groups or the whole class where appropriate and necessary
  • To carry out administration duties to support class teachers including class displays in line with school policies
  • To assist in escorting children on trips when required
  • To assess the work of pupils using set criteria under the guidance of the designated teacher
  • To carry out data entry activities and prepare resources to support teachers
  • To undertake professional development where relevant, to develop own skills and knowledge to be of benefit to the children
  • Adhere to equality, diversity and inclusion in work
  • Work with small groups of children under the supervision of the teacher and support in learning activities
  • Work with children who have special needs and support them appropriately
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, act as a role model by presenting a positive personal image and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Safeguard the welfare of children and young people

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively
  • Ability to use relevant technology including IT
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning
  • Willingness to undertake training as appropriate
  • The ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Good reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • The ability to manage groups of children and learn to cope with challenging behaviour
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • To be patient, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Be able to act with tact and diplomacy
  • Build good working relationships with colleagues and professionals
  • Be well presented
  • Be willing to work hard
  • Be prepared to get dirty and messy
  • To be friendly and cheerful

Desired qualifications

  • Ideally you will have achieved 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, at grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading) or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Littleport & East Cambs Academy has a track record of developing staff training through committed professional training and opportunity

Things to consider

  • You will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check

About the employer

Highfield is a vibrant and approachable learning community which has its pupils at the centre of all that it does. The school is a brand new build which opened in September 2018 in Cambridgeshire. We strive to constantly develop provision for our learners by working collaboratively with other professionals and parents in developing flexible programmes of learning. We aim to prepare our pupils well for the next step whether that is within our school or in preparation for adult life.  Our school is committed to safeguarding our pupils.

Highfield Littleport is one of Cambridgeshire’s area special schools, and is based near the centre of Littleport on a site co-located with mainstream secondary. Pupils benefit from having good access to local facilities including the leisure centre and riding for the disabled.

We have around 46 pupils on roll currently between Reception and Year 8.  We are an area special school which will cater for ages between 2 and 19. We aim for pupils to have a real sense of progression through the school and each key stage represents this with the curriculum they provide their pupils. Pupils with ‘High Needs’ have a separate curriculum and assessment that meets their needs much better than the national curriculum.




84 Camel Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Peterborough Regional College


Sharon Dickinson

  • A Teaching Assistant ‘Level 3 Qualification’ graded via an end point assessment
  • College attendance is required one day a month
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2022