Teaching Assistant Intermediate Apprentice at Endon High School, Stoke-on-Trent

Endon High School

A teaching assistant apprentice is required to support pupils, teachers, and the curriculum throughout the school.

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Closing date: 02 May 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage

£121.50 - £211.50

Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

Working week

30 hours per week (Term time only, temporary for 1 year)

Total hours per week: 30.00

Apprenticeship duration

15 months

Possible start date

04 Sep 2017

Date posted

21 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Under clear supervision, guidance and with relevant training the Apprentice will provide:

Support to Pupils

  • Provide pastoral support to pupils within the school environment.
  • Assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid and welfare matters.
  • Provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers
  • To contribute to raising standards by ensuring high expectations are promoted for pupils.
  • Involvement in the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour/Support/Mentoring plans.
  • Provide general support to pupils, ensuring their safety, by complying with good Health & Safety practice.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.

Support to Teacher

  • Provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers.
  • Support the teacher in the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans.
  • Assist in maintaining classroom discipline through the implementation of the schools behaviour management strategies.
  • Provide support to pupils to achieve learning goals, e.g. guided reading.
  • Supervise pupils for a particular curriculum activity under the supervision and guidance of a qualified teacher.
  • Assist the teacher with the planning of learning activities.
  • Assist the teacher in monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Provide general admin support, for classroom activities e.g. produce worksheets for agreed activities etc.

Support to Curriculum

  • To provide support in literacy/numeracy/SEN strategies.
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Contribute to curriculum planning, evaluation and implementation.
  • Contribute to development of school policies and procedures by participation in working groups.
  • Contribute to the development, preparation and dissemination of appropriate materials.

Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Liaise effectively with teachers/parents/guardians, welfare officers, health visitors and other professional staff as part of the routine consultative process.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Attend relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required. Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people.
  • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning.

In addition to the ability to perform the duties of the post, issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children will need to be demonstrated these will include:

  • Motivation and enthusiasm to work with children and young people.
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships, maintaining personal boundaries with children and young people.
  • Emotional resilience when working with challenging behaviours and
  • attitudes
  • Use of authority to maintain discipline.

Personal qualities

  • Customer focused.
  • Friendly yet professional and respectful approach
  • Open, honest and an active listener.
  • Committed to the needs of the pupils, parents and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude by suggesting solutions, participating, encouraging others and achieving high expectations..
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Acts with pace and urgency; being energetic, enthusiastic and decisive.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Able to learn from experiences and challenges.
  • Committed to the continuous self development
  • Open to ideas and developing new skills

Qualifications required

  • 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above or equivalent)
  • English and Mathematics is mandatory
  • Previous experience of working with children is desirable

Future prospects

Possibility of progressing on to Level 3 apprenticeship (not guaranteed).

Things to consider

You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check prior to employment commencing.

A minimum of two independent references will be sought

If you are short listed for this vacancy you may need to attend more than one interview.

About the employer

Endon High school provides education for 11-16 year olds. It is a high achieving school with excellent academic results. The school is proud of its record as an inclusive school, having a strong track record of welcoming youngsters with a variety of backgrounds: some have physical disability; some have emotional or behavioural issues; some have learning difficulties.


Endon High School


Endon High School

Leek Road




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Training provider

Training will be carried out by Entrust; Apprentices compile an electronic portfolio of evidence proving evidence of competence, knowledge and understanding. Apprentices will be required to attend one half-day a week at Entrust training centre in Stafford.

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills Level 1 ICT
  • English Level 1 and Maths Level 1 or 2 (if required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Entrust Support Services Limited


Sheila Green Sheila.green@entrust-ed.co.uk

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour (From April 1st 2017 this will be increasing to £3.50 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Contracts are paid on a Term-Time only basis.

The wage for apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 02 May 2017