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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Sir Thomas Wharton Academy

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sir Thomas Wharton Academy for an exceptional Apprentice Teaching Assistant to work with and learn from an experienced and highly motivated team of professionals. Sir Thomas Wharton is part of the Maltby Learning Trust which was established in 2014 and now has a number of Academies and Primary Academies.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    As staff work Term Time only the pay will be on a Rota basis, this will be discussed at interview.

    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

    To be confirmed at interview- Monday to Friday Term time + two days.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To work with the teacher to establish an appropriate learning environment.
  • To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons, and clear afterwards, and assist with the display of students’ work.
  • To support the movement of students with disabilities around the Academy site.
  • To participate in the handling of students with disabilities.
  • To support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.

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

  • 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, and how to solve problems & motivate pupils
  • How to build relationships, and add value to education
  • Professional standards in teaching & education
  • The Apprentice will gain Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Apprenticeship all training will take place on site in the workplace.

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, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Good Timekeeping & Attendance


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

Things to consider

You will be required to undertake an advanced DBS Check paid for by the school for this role.

About the employer

Welcome to Sir Thomas Wharton Academy! We are a rapidly improving secondary school of over 1000 students with a thriving and growing collaborative Post 16 provision. We pride ourselves on the aspirational, supportive and caring community we have here, and we are very fortunate to be housed in a new building with state of the art facilities.


Sir Thomas Wharton Academy


Tait Avenue



DN12 1HH

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Training provider



Shirley Kay

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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