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The King's Academy - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

To work under the instruction of teaching staff, delivering specific support to the teacher in the care of students and management of the classroom. This may include providing small group, or 1 to 1 individual pupil support which may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be confirmed Total hours per week: 33.00

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support to Students

  • Provide pastoral support to students 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 students.
  • Involvement in the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour/Support/Mentoring plans.
  • Provide general support to students, ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice.
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  • Encourage students 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.
  • Deliver intervention support to students to achieve learning goals, e.g. guided reading.
  • Supervise students 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 students’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
  • Co-ordinate and organise students attending extra curricular activities/work experience or other out of school activities under guidance of teacher.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ 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 students’ 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.


  • The post holder is required to 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. 
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with.

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

  • Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT if required 
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing
  • Functional skills if needed

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Patience, Caring


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4 / Grade C and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Level 4 / Grade C and above) Desired

Things to consider

All apprenticeships require an enhanced DBS check before the commencement of the role due to working with children. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

We are currently ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 19th in the list of Top 100 Employers 2021-22. Inspire ATA Ltd. is social enterprise set up to make a difference. We specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent Apprentices. Our vision is “to inspire ambition ” and this is something that is totally embedded in all that we do.




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Conor Easter


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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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