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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Shirebrook Academy INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

The role of a Teaching Assistant is to provide support for pupils, encourage pupils to become more independent learners, and provide support for their emotional, social, and physical welfare.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and responsibilities; 

  • To work under the direction and instruction of appropriate staff to support access to learning for students
  • Assisting the teacher in the planning cycle including the management and preparation of resources
  • Supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers
  • Appropriate knowledge of First Aid will be required, for which training will be provided
  • To appropriately maintain the confidentiality of the working environment
  • Contribute to and promote the overall ethos/aims of the Academy/Trust
  • Support and maintain a positive working environment between colleagues across the Academy
  • To be familiar and comply with all relevant policies and procedures
  • To ensure duties and responsibilities are carried out in a safe manner and safe working in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974
  • The post holder will be expected to work in a flexible manner undertaking any reasonable duties commensurate within the range and grade of the post

Support for students;

  • To assist with the development and implementation of individual Education, Behaviour, Support and Mentoring Plans
  • To assist with creating pupil profiles for students to outline needs and useful strategies to support
  • Establish excellent relationships with students built upon respect and consistent communication and application of our Academy standards and expectations, acting as a role model for all
  • Create a positive climate for learning where all members of the Academy community can reach their full potential
  • Ensure that standards and expectations are met by all students
  • Supervise and support students, ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others
  • Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Promote independence and resilience with students and engage them in their learning
  • Praise and reward students for their efforts and achievements
  • Provide feedback to students relating to their learning progress and achievements
  • Provide support for multi-lingual/bilingual students
  • To promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with policy and encouraging students to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Receive and supervise students excluded from or otherwise not working to a normal timetable

Support for the Teacher;

  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
  • To work with the teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lesson/work plans and in the development and implementation of appropriate behaviour management/strategies
  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports, as required, to the teacher, on student achievements, progress and other matters
  • To undertake marking of students’ work and accurately record achievement/progress
  • To liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers gathering and reporting information as agreed with the teacher 
  • To liaise with contributory and other relevant schools or bodies to gather student information
  • Prepare the classroom, as required, for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of student’s work

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • 16-month Apprenticeship
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT if required
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Level 2 Functional skills in math's and English (if required) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression into full-time employment for the right applicant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

All apprenticeships require an enhanced DBS check before the commencement of the role due to working with children. Please google the location prior to applying. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 Employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent Apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons".




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Katie Munn


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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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