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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Harris Academy

•To work under the direction of the class teacher to prepare and deliver learning activities for individuals, groups and whole classes of children; •To work under the direction of the class teacher, setting up and developing learning opportunities ; •To play a full part in the team including contributing to the assessments of pupils’ progress.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support for Pupils:

  • Work in partnership with the class teacher and colleagues, in order to support, challenge and extend the children’s learning;
  • Preparation of the learning environment, assisting in the organisation of the room arrangement and resources. Valuing and displaying children’s work;
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs, promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils;
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with the established academy policies;
  • Support pupils to make progress through encouraging the children’s development, independence, self-reliance, initiative and problem-solving skills;
  • Provide feedback to parents and pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher including, where appropriate, marking of work;
  • Providing support for children’s personal needs when necessary, including dressing, changing and feeding needs, encouraging independence and self-reliance and developing these essential life skills sensitively;

Support for Teachers:

  • Support teachers to create classroom displays, set up an engaging learning environment and in the maintenance and daily preparation of that environment;
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers;
  • Contribute to record keeping and assessment regularly and as directed;
  • Support teachers or other colleagues in lessons, or at other times of the school day, as directed.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programs, adjusting activities according to pupil responses;
  • Participate in curriculum planning and evaluation, contributing own thoughts and ideas to termly, weekly, daily plans and SEN Support Plans;
  • Support children who are identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) or English as an Additional Language (EAL). Liaise with other professionals as required and directed;
  • Ensure that resources for the classrooms are maintained and developed participating in ordering equipment stocks when necessary.

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



On programme Training:

o   Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

o   Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English

o   Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate


End-Point Assessment

o   Practical observation with questions & answers

o   Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be discussed at end of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A* to C /9 to 4) Desired

Things to consider

The below Skills and knowledge would be desirable: • Basic knowledge of a range of learning barriers including special needs • Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds• Basic knowledge of National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. • Basic knowledge of a range of learning barriers including special needs • Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds

About the employer

We provide a vibrant learning environment which nurtures and supports children. Pupils are encouraged to be responsible for their learning, to grow in confidence and become independent. In recognition of the work in this area, the school received UNICEF's Rights Respecting School Award in 2017. We offer an exciting and engaging curriculum where teachers and pupils work together to ensure high quality learning experiences that enable every pupil to achieve their very best. This includes well-structured lessons, opportunities to learn to play a musical instrument, to use new technologies, to learn outside the classroom through engaging educational visits and to learn away from home through high quality residential trips in Key Stage 2.


Harris Academy


Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich

173 Lordship Lane


SE22 8HA

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Training provider



Hima Bindu Challa


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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