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St Patrick's Catholic Primary School - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

Working under the overall supervision of the responsible teacher, assist and support teaching and learning, working with individuals or groups and assist in providing for general care, safety and welfare of pupils.

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Closing date: 03 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Responsibility for people (other than employees supervised/managed): The post has considerable impact on the well-being of individuals or groups through contributing to the assessment of pupil need and progress, the development and implementation of plans and providing support to pupils with additional personal/special needs.
  • Responsibility for staff: The post has limited direct responsibility for supervising other staff though may be expected to demonstrate tasks or advise/guide work experience students or volunteer helpers.
  • Responsibility for budget: The post has no direct responsibility for financial resources other than occasionally handling small amounts of cash, for example collections on non-uniform charity days.
  • Responsibility for physical resources: The post has some responsibility for physical resources, through the preparation and care of teaching materials/resources and secure and accurate record keeping.


Curriculum support:

  • contribute to curriculum planning and evaluation and assist in implementation
  • assist in the delivery of lessons/sessions and interact with the teacher and pupils as required
  • undertake agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  • support and use ICT in learning activities & develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.

Support for pupils:

  • Support individuals or groups during independent /group work, e.g. explain tasks, reinforce key objectives/concepts or vocabulary, use practical apparatus, support less able pupils, extend/challenge more able, keep pupils on task, interested, motivated and engaged.
  • Occasional support to whole class for short periods (e.g. story reading).
  • Help pupils to develop communication skills.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils, encourage them to interact and work co-operatively and engage in activities.
  • Promote independence.
  • Assist in the personal, social, emotional development of pupils and development of self-esteem.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of IEPs/behaviour plans.
  • Use specialist skills/ knowledge/ training to provide support in specialist areas.
  • Encourage and reinforce positive interactions between pupils working within any behaviour targets set.
  • Identify and report uncharacteristic behaviour patterns.
  • Assist with pupil supervision on trips off the premises, under overall guidance of the teacher.
  • Monitor and provide for general care, safety and welfare of pupils, including tasks connected with their social inclusion and personal/physical care.

Support to teacher:


  • Assist with lesson/activity planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Monitor individual/group achievements of key objectives and provide feedback to the Teacher.
  • Contribute to pupil assessment through observation and reporting.
  • Record information relevant to assessment and review of pupils’ progress.
  • Attend IEP and statement review meetings if appropriate.
  • Support implementation of strategies to manage pupil behaviour and help manage pupil behaviour.
  • Active involvement in day to day management of the learning environment including responsibility for the care and preparation of teaching aids, equipment, materials and differentiated resources.
  • Undertake routine and non-routine administrative tasks, e.g. produce worksheets, administer coursework.
  • Liaise with parents/carers, specialist teachers and other professional staff, share and provide information.

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


  • Minimum GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths at grades A-C
  • Have good communication and listening skills and be able to present information verbally and in writing to others
  • Have good level of knowledge and understanding of at least one area of learning (e.g. English, maths, science).
  • Understand school’s policies and how they relate to local and national frameworks/policies (eg child protection, health and safety, equal ops, SEN, ).
  • Can use ICT effectively to support learning and use other technology equipment.
  • Can transfer theory/training into practice.
  • Can solve problems and can exercise initiative and independent action.
  • Is pro-active in offering ideas.
  • 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.
  • Functional skills if needed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for full time employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, 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. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship. Please do not contact the school directly. Please Google the location prior to applying.

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".




Cashmore Avenue

Leamington Spa

CV31 3EU


Conor Easter


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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