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Science Teaching Assistant Apprentice The gateway school & Technology College

To provide learning and care support for an individual pupil with special educational needs (SEN) to help work towards the outcomes on their education and health care plan (EHCP). This will involve working with the teacher to plan and deliver activities and supporting the pupil with routines, transitions and behavior management.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,816.25 to £15,437.50

    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 - Friday - Shifts to be confirmed at interview Term time only

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supporting the pupil
  • Teaching and learning
  • Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals.
  • Professional development
  • Safeguarding.

Work tasks/responsibilities of the Science Apprentice:

  • Preparing and clearing up of equipment
  • Support in the maintenance of stock records
  • Assisting in the maintenance of safety standards in the science areas
  • Design and construction of apparatus under guidance from the Science Co-ordinator/Learning Support Assistant
  • Preparation of materials to exact specification from stock under the guidance of the Science Co-ordinator/Learning Support Assistant
  • clearing away equipment. This may include the support and maintenance of living organisms, care of animals and plants
  • Correct disposal of waste products as instructed
  • Adhere to health and safety procedural guidelines at all times
  • To contribute to the overall ethos, work & aims of the school
  • Develop an understanding of policies & procedures, complying with their contents and raising concerns in a timely manner

Organisational Skills:

  • Develop and maintain resources for physical education and sport activities through preparing, maintaining and deploying resources to assist teaching
  • Assist in ensuring the sport inventory is kept up to date
  • To assist in the teaching of physical education through leading activities, and supporting non specialists
  • Contribute to the planning of lessons and work programmes and devising of suitable activities
  • Support the teaching and learning of individuals or groups of pupils, using support strategies to the needs of the pupils and liaising with staff over any issues

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. 
  • Your employer will allow you time out of your working week to focus on your apprenticeship. 
  • All training will be delivered remotely, online or at your place of work.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A full time position may be offered to the right candidate after completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

About the employer

We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. The Gateway School is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified applicants.


The gateway school & Technology College


St Johns Rd



NN12 8AA

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Training provider



Emily Archer

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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