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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship THE MAST ACADEMY TRUST

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join The Mast Academy trust as a teaching assistant, working under the supervision ,direction & guidance of the Teaching/senior staff. Assisting the Teacher in the overall delivery of the curriculum and undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for all pupils in the classroom.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday to Friday , term time only days and hours will be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To undertake duties in accordance with our practices and procedures,ensuring you activley uphold and promote our  philosophies.
  • To work under the direction of the class Teacher ensuring progress is clearly recorded in the relevant systems.
  • Under the guidance of the Teacher,supervise activities and assist with general support of the pupils in the academy .
  • Under the guidance of the Teacher provide one to one support to pupils or working with small groups of pupils on pre-planned activities.


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

  • The qualification being undertaken will be Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, all training will take place on site in the workplace.
    How pupils learn & develop.
    How to use technology to support learning & own role.
    How to work with teachers to support assessments.
    Knowledge of curriculum.
    How to keep children safe in education, safeguarding & health and safety.
    How to develop strategies to support & encourage pupils to move towards independent learning.
    Communication & teamwork.
    How to solve problems & motivate pupils.
    How to build relationships.
    How to add value to education.
    Professional standards in teaching & education.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Confidence, Understand equal opportunities, Knowledge of Health & Safety


GCSE or equivalent Math's & English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
Other Functional Skills Math's & English (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check. And be committed to completing all training and attend sessions with the trainer.

About the employer

Scissett Middle school is a 10-13 middle school situated in the semi-rural Dearne Valley. It has a wide catchment area , children at the school enjoy a wide range of activities which extends their experience in many parts of the curriculum. Our vision- To ensure that we are all inspired by the love of learning, a zest for life & the confidence to excel whilst keeping our values at the heart of all we do. Values-We provide outstanding learning, underpinned by a culture of respect & pride.




Scissett Middle School Wakefield Road




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Training provider



Shirley kay

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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