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Our Apprentice Teaching Assistant will join a warm and welcoming established team. You will develop a talent for engaging children and will have the opportunity to work flexibly across all age groups and abilities.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Term time only. Hours to be discussed with employer at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Specific responsibilities

Key duties:

  1. Assist the class teacher to plan, differentiate and prepare intervention strategies to improve learning for specific pupils.
  2. To monitor progress against these targets, planning and implementing further strategies as required.
  3. Provide support to individuals and groups, enabling them to access the curriculum, whilst monitoring progress and responding to challenges as they arise.
  4. To keep parents, carers, families and the Lead TA fully informed of developments and plans.

Support the pupil by:

  1. Undertaking learning activities with either individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development.
  2. Developing their key curriculum skills by having an awareness of individual needs, targets and the support required to assist the pupils’ development.
  3. Carrying out pre-determined educational activities and work programmes whilst promoting independent learning.
  4. Working to establish a supportive relationship with the pupils by communicating effectively, allowing them to feel valued and listened to and encouraging questions and ideas.
  5. Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of the child with specific needs, while promoting and reinforcing the child’s self-esteem.

Support the teacher by:

  1. Providing support for learning activities by monitoring the effectiveness of activities in promoting pupils’ learning and modifying these where necessary.
  2. Monitoring individual children’s needs, maintaining records of the pupils’ development and reporting these to their designated supervisor as appropriate.
  3. Providing general support to the teacher in the management of pupils in the classroom and on educational visits.

Support the school by:

  1. Demonstrating a willingness to keep up to date with professional practices by maintaining an understanding of the requirements of the role.
  2. Being aware of school’s policies and procedures.
  3. Being aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/schoolwork and to keep confidences as appropriate.
  4. Undertaking any other curriculum duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post.
  5. Performing any task or duty under the reasonable direction of the Lead TA or a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • ICT literate – must be able to use Microsoft Office
  • An excellent understanding of how children learn. 
  • Good English and Maths knowledge and understanding how to support children in all areas of learning
  • Understanding of factors likely to impact on students’ behaviour and well being
  • Excellent communication skills – empathy with children with the ability to relate well to staff and parents

Personal qualities

  • Able to manage own workload
  • Able to prioritise
  • Able to show initiative
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, committed to making a difference
  • Reliable, enthusiastic, highly motivated
  • Calm and professional manner
  • Helpful and resilient
  • High standards

Desired qualifications

Applicants must have GCSE (or O Level) at Grade B or above in maths and Grade C or above in English or equivalents.

Future prospects

  • We believe that by working in our school community you will be equipped with a wide range of skills and experiences that will allow you to be prepared for future employment

Things to consider

  • Wonderful children who have a passion for learning and deserve the very best
  • A team of talented and highly committed teachers
  • A supportive working environment with excellent facilities
  • A commitment to outstanding CPD opportunities for all staff through our membership of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and the Trust’s Teaching School Alliance

We value equality and diversity and welcome applications from all sectors of the community including those of all faiths, the Catholic faith and those without a faith, who are supportive of the school’s Catholic character and Christian ethos.

About the employer

 At Sacred Heart, we aim to develop a caring Catholic Community based upon the life and example of Jesus Christ, which embraces the life and lives of everyone and everything in our school. Our school motto is: What would Jesus do? Do what Jesus did! This encourages us all to reflect on our words and actions and to take responsibility for our choices. It is through Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness that children, all staff, parents and governors, preserve the essential Catholic ethos of our school. We aim to assure all children that they are valued, and they in turn are encouraged to show respect and value to each other and the community.

This message is reinforced through our collective worship within school and also with the parish. Our basic objective is to enable each child to strive for excellence and achieve their true potential within a happy Christian environment. We also aim to prepare our children to take their place in society as well-rounded and responsible citizens, with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to contribute to the life and culture of our society.




Southcliffe Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Heart of England Training Ltd


Emma Stead 01788 820132

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard

Functional skills in Maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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