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Harris C of E Academy is looking to appoint an inspirational Teaching Assistant Apprentice who is committed to further developing the distinctive Christian character of the educational provision and the school community. You do not need previous experience to apply, but you do need a desire to learn.

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Closing date: 16 Dec 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 - 8.30am to 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will include:

  • Support students’ learning in a range of settings, including working with individuals and groups
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Support the annual review process for students with a statement of special educational needs
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating the progress of students in a specific year group
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom, encourage them to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all in activities
  • Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Assist in providing feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement
  • Under agreed system of supervision, help to plan and deliver targeted intervention provision for priority groups / individuals
  • Support the role of parents in students’ learning and contribute to meetings with parents to constructively provide feedback on student progress/ achievement
  • Assist in administering and assessing/ marking tests and invigilating exams/ tests
  • Support on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aids/ resources/ equipment
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/ professionals to support achievement and progress of students, in liaison with the teacher
  • Assist in ensuring that coaching sessions abide by the agreed Codes of Conduct and the HCC Safety in Schools guidelines
  • Support whole school events and Summer Schools
  • Support homework clubs and after school activities
  • Support the rollout implementation of literacy and numeracy activities

In return we can offer:

  • A support network of professional colleagues
  • A strong culture of professional development
  • The opportunity to be part of an aspirational organisation and contribute to its development and growth plans

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3.

Functional skills if required. 

Training Provider:

Ixion Holdings will provide the Apprenticeship Standard.
Ixion Holdings will complete functional skills where necessary.
Ixion Holdings will ensure Health & Safety, British Values and Equality & Diversity is embedded throughout the course.

This will be a blended delivery a mixture of Microsoft Teams and face to face. All training will take place on site and and within your working hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential progresion into a Teaching Assistant full time role within the Trust if there is a vacancy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

About the employer

Harris Church of England Academy is more than just a place where students come to learn. It is also a place where a community develops and thrives. It is a place where we come together to support each other to achieve, whether it is in the classroom learning, on the sports field competing or on the stage performing, we know that success comes from us all working together. Student progress will always remain a key priority because outcomes so often dictate future pathways and opportunities for young people. Our educational vision is to create a community of lifelong learners who are anchored by a clear set of Christian values, passionate about realising their potential and have the capacity to contribute to their community, as well balanced and confident citizens. I have an absolute belief in the ability of all to achieve within a Christian ethos and to provide opportunities for young people to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. The ethos of the school is at the heart of everything we do, as education is not just about the academic results but about looking at the whole person. It is about teaching life skills to enable young people to succeed in whatever they choose to do. All that we do is underpinned by Christian values and mutual respect. For our students, the vision will enable them to not only achieve their true academic potential, but also increase self-esteem, build resilience and self-belief in their God given talents.




Harris Church of England Academy

Harris Drive


CV22 6EA

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Training provider



Katy Ash

07517 906144

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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