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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Level 3 Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School

A rare opportunity to join the ranks of a SECONDARY school as a TA, working closely with SEND pupils, providing any additional support. If you are a caring, supportive person with a desire to get ahead in education and work under the most supportive staff possible then this is a super chance for you!

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (Times to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To develop an understanding of the special educational needs of the student/s concerned
  • To take into account the student/s’ special needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials
  • To build and maintain successful relationships with students, treat them consistently, with respect and consideration
  • To help promote independent learning and reinforce learning
  • To develop study and organisational skills
  • To help keep the students on task and to build motivation
  • To model good practice
  • To help build the student/s’ confidence and enhance self-esteem
  • In relation to the Teacher: To have formal and informal meetings with teachers to contribute to planning lessons / activities
  • To prepare materials and resources
  • To work on differentiated activities with identified groups
  • To support the teacher in implementing specific teaching programmes
  • To supervise practical tasks
  • To be involved in keeping records and evaluating identified students’ progress
  • In relation to the School: To work as part of the team in relation to individual students, liaising, advising and consulting where appropriate
  • To support implementation of school policies and procedures, including those relating to confidentiality and behaviour

To identify personal training needs and to attend appropriate internal and external in-service training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills - knowledge of different computer packages
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Numerate and Literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight timescales
  • Able to work as part of a team, as well as individually
  • Able to deal with children/parents sensitively and keep information confidential

(Full training will be provided for the right candidate)

Personal qualities

  • Reliable and punctual
  • Flexible
  • Friendly and polite
  • Proactive and ability to show initiative
  • Ambitious and desire to develop

Desired qualifications

Maths, English and ICT, GCSE Grade 4-9 or equivalent.

Future prospects

Very good opportunity to develop and grow within the organisation with a good career route. The employer has a clear plan for developing this role for the right candidate.

About the employer

Kingsmeadow is a beacon of innovative practice. We are committed to constantly challenging students and staff to work to the very highest standards. Students deserve a stimulating and engaging curriculum. One that allows them to achieve at the very highest levels and one that pushes them beyond their own expectations. 


Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School


Market Lane


NE11 9NX

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by LearningSkills


Alex Helm 0191 4338727

  • Maths and English to Level 2 required, if not already achieved
  • Ongoing assessment by the employer and provider - for example meetings with apprentice, employer and learning provider, observations of workplace, gathering evidence
  • Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour in relation to: customer service principles and practices, planning, regulation, responsibility and IT, business principles, customer communication and health and safety
  • Undertake a self-assessment in the last month of their apprenticeship to enable them to see whether they are confident that they have taken on board all aspects of the occupation. This self-assessment must be submitted to the independent end point assessor as a source of evidence to prepare for independent End Point Assessment which will include multiple choice assessment; showcase portfolio of learning and interview, presentation of a project

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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