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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Oasis Academy Silvertown

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area, for specified periods of time.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be pro rata based on hours and weeks worked

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, term time only. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The post holder will adhere to the school’s values and vision; abiding by the agreed policies and procedures to ensure provision is of the highest quality
The post holder undertakes support for the teachers of the children within the school and the associated pastoral and administrative duties in respect of those pupils as well as the general responsibilities in the school as agreed with the Headteacher
The post holder will interact on a professional level with all colleagues and establish and maintain good working relationships which will promote the development and effective delivery of the school curriculum and maximise children’ achievement
The post holder will be responsible for the pastoral care and safeguarding of the children within their session, class or groups, ensuring that children’s safety, wellbeing and welfare are at the forefront of all they do
To implement agreed work programmes with individual pupils /groups and support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of detailed and specialist skills/knowledge in particular areas
To assist the teacher in the whole planning, teaching and assessment cycle
Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils and enhance their learning and so progress
Assist with the development and implementation of intervention or specialist care plans
Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
Deliver pastoral and learning support
To deal with minor incidents and the health and hygiene of the children and where necessary, escort them home
To read with individual children and groups and complete reading records as directed by the class teacher
To work with groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning
Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
Assist with the planning of focussed learning activities
Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
Promote excellent pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
To establish and maintain constructive relationships with parents/carers by supporting their role in pupils’ learning; providing constructive feedback on pupils’ progress and achievements; facilitating their support for their child’s attendance; support home to school/community links
Administer routine tests and invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils’ work
Provide clerical/admin, support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, printing, money, administer coursework etc.
To work with small groups of children and to take responsibility for their learning
Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use
Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
Contribute to the overall ethos of the school
Recognise own strengths and areas of specialist expertise and use these to lead, advise and support others
Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime

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

  • You will work towards completing a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
  • All training will be delivered remotely by LMP Education
  • The employer will give you time out of your working week to focus on your qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The successful applicant may be offered a full time position after completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C, Level 2)) Essential

About the employer

We are a co-educational, all-inclusive Secondary Academy dedicated to transforming the lives of those within the community we serve. We have had an exciting journey to date. Currently we are in our temporary home, whilst we are waiting for a permanent site for our future, but we have prioritised student learning. Therefore we are proud to say that we can walk through our halls and smile at the inspirational branding and decoration, state of the art technology, fully functioning science facilities, multi-use technology department and extensive sports facilities (including basketball, football, table tennis and a running track). It is within these walls that we have seen and will continue to see our young minds flourish and develop a life-long love for learning that we hope to instil in future cohorts to come.


Oasis Academy Silvertown


1 Rymill Street


E16 2JF

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Training provider



Emily Archer

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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