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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 Sefton Park

The work involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools and nurseries. As a TA you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support the teacher, such as preparing the classroom.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £228.00 - £285.00

  • Working week

    Min of 30 hours a week, one day college release. Shifts TBD.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.

The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

Job Description of a Teaching Assistant

The duties will depend on your experience and training. Generally, you'll need to: · deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups · make sure that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity · support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required · support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour · listen to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one · guide and monitor pupil progress , help with the planning of some lessons · provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' progress · carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources · look after pupils who have had accidents, need help dressing or are upset · create art displays of pupils' artwork · provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering TA absences or going on school trips · help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunchtime duties · supervise other support staff · coordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You'll need:

· excellent verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn

· active listening skills to understand the children’s' needs

· to be flexible and open to change for working on different activities

· to enjoy working with other people

· the ability to teach pupils how to do something

· the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things

· to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

· Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended.

Personal qualities

You’ll need:

· sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children

· patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Desired qualifications

Minimum 3 GCSEs, C and above (or 4-9) to include maths and English or equivalent qualification.

Future prospects

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Things to consider

You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).

Wage: £7.60 per hour if aged under 18, £9.50 per hour if aged over 18

Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

Duration of this apprenticeship willl be 18months-2 years depending on prior learning and experience of the apprentice. 

About the employer

Sefton Park Infant and Junior Schools are federated Infant and Junior Schools. The schools offer a holistic and child-centred approach to education where children can learn and grow in a caring and exciting environment. We are a warm, friendly and welcoming school where everything we do is informed by the needs of the individual child.


Sefton Park


St Bartholomews Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE


Elaine Baillie 07920181729

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard


SGS College have embedded the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.

On programme learning will be followed by the final End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession Discussion.

Full time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio, Certificate and preparing for the End Point Assessment.

The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway. The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components. The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager/Employer at 8 – 12-week intervals.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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