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Teaching Assistant Apprentice PELE TRUST

Pele Trust has a number of Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Vacancies. You may be placed at the following schools depending on your skills and the opportunities we have availa Belsay Primary School Heddon St Andrews Church of England Primary School Darras Hall Primary School Ponteland Primary School Ponteland High School

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Successful applicants may progress to a higher wage after 1 year in employment with a possible further increase on completion of the Teaching Assistant qualification.

    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

    Between 30 and 37 hours per week depending on the requirements of the school. Working hours may be scheduled between 0700 and 1800 Monday to Friday. Full Year (including some school holidays).

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices will be required to work alongside the teacher (in the following ways: 

  • Attend to the needs of pupils which may include hygiene and welfare needs
  • Support children in their access of learning, helping them to understand instructions and stay on task
  • Establish good relationships with pupils and act as a role model
  • Prepare/clear the classroom
  • Assist with class displays
  • Assist with pupil behaviour during lessons, break and at out of school clubs
  • Provide admin support.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

An experienced mentor will be assigned to provide day to day support and the Teaching Assistant qualification will be delivered by Gateshead College.  

“Off the job” training which will be undertaken either in the workplace or, by agreement with the Headteacher, at home.   

This apprenticeship is a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of the apprenticeship period, there may be opportunities for continued employment within Pele Trust although this will be wholly dependent on requirements and available funding.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Flexibility, Reliable and punctual, Honest and trustworthy, Literacy and numeracy


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 and above) Essential

About the employer

Pele Trust is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) formed in 2019. We are a group of 6 schools brought together by choice. We aim to support and challenge our schools so that we provide a great educational experience to our pupils. Our ambition is to be a learning community where strong relationships ensure everyone: - Feels safe and secure - Achieves exceptionally well from their individual starting points







NE20 9EY


Claire Hancock

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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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