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Level 3 Classroom Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Performing Arts Focus) - Castle Newnham Castle Newnham

Do you love working in the classroom and want to gain some valuable experience in the classroom? This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a classroom setting and will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a teaching assistant.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Uplifts for relevant experience 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

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Total hours per week: minimum 30.00. Weekly minimum wage £144.30. Wages discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To support the Resident Director and class teachers in ensuring that classroom and equipment is kept clean and tidy; to visually check equipment and report any defects to a member of teaching staff and advise pupils on particular activities.
To support in the maintenance of equipment and materials and prepare them for performing arts lessons as instructed.
To support in the monitoring of supplies of stock and inform line manager whe further supplies of equipment or materials are required; check goods delivered against orders and store appropriately; carry out stocktake and inventory checks.
To record breakages in accordance with school policy, and assist with department filing, including maintenance of up to date catalogues and price lists.
To support pupils in the classroom, including demonstrating lighting and sound equipment and methods as required.
To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information.
To continually promote and support the ethos and principles of the school and to avoid any action that may be detrimental or prejudicial to the interests of the school.
To work across both sites/phases supporting the performing arts teaching.
To support Key Stage 4 examinations and administration, including: performance recording, filming and integrated portfolio and paperwork submission.
To support with other assessments points in the academic year where required alongside the Box Office and Lettings Manager
To assist the Box Office and Lettings Manager to develop the school’s box office system
To assist the Box Office and Lettings Manager with any other administrative duties as required
To conduct work in line with the school’s health and safety policy.
To support 4SIXTEEN Theatre Company rehearsals under the direction of the Director
To support the production by creating props, costumes, and set, in addition to supporting technical set up under the direction of the resident Director
To support with the setup of school assemblies
To support performing arts events across the whole federation where required.
To attend to the educational, personal and social needs of pupils and any other requirements depending on the pupil’s special needs and, when required, make these part of the learning experience.
To promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved

 To assist with preparation for school visits and the supervision of pupils on such visits, in liaison with the Educational Visits Coordinator
To assist in maintaining classroom discipline by working with individual and groups of pupils in developing expectations of acceptable personal and social behaviour and help make them part of the learning experience
To undertake specific and appropriate tasks as identified by the Federation Head of Performing Arts and/or the Second in Department as and when required

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

Training is provided through a blended programme of practical activity, group training and virtual learning.The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals. 

Training Topics include:

  • Understanding how children learn and develop
  • Using Technology to support learning
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment
  • Keeping Children safe in education
  • Planning and leading high quality Physical Activity

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Qualification will be achieved.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Prevent duty
  • Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)
  • Opportunities to gain additional coaching qualifications

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Higher education pathway
  • Teaching Assistant within a school setting
  • Pathway into teaching
  • Working in a sector that involves, initiative, leadership, communication, developing positive relationships
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths - English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The role will be a position that allows the applicant to work with colleagues within a professional setting. It is an invaluable learning opportunity and is also a role that could be invaluable for an existing member of staff who wishes to extend their personal continued professional development.

About the employer

WELCOME TO SECONDARY All-through schooling from 4-16 means that the sure start that our pupils have in their excellent primary education (Years R-6) can be truly built upon in Years 7-11 to ensure the highest possible standards of teaching and learning and superb GCSE results. This ‘one journey’ approach is one of the key features of our federation. We are building on the fantastic ethos and great dedication of our existing Key Stage 3 provision with a team of highly-skilled and dedicated professionals which grows in number each year. We pride ourselves on our traditional values which, in the secondary phase, include: impeccable behaviour every day very high academic expectations courteous, kind, warm and respectful relationships – sometimes described as a ‘family feel’ a traditional curriculum ensuring all pupils have every door to success open Our curriculum is broad and balanced but with a strong focus on the subjects which are valued by every sixth-form, employer and university in the country. Pupils develop mastery of essential higher level knowledge and skills in English, mathematics and the sciences, languages (French and German will be offered) and history / geography. We also provide high-quality learning opportunities in art and design, technology, sports, drama, dance and music. Our range of subjects (in which we have tried and tested success) is designed to ensure a bright future for every pupil. Our extensive facilities include specialist art and pottery facilities, modern science labs, a large brand new sports hall, an innovative online library, a suite of Apple Mac computers in the Music Technology room, a drama studio, food technology area and bright, modern classrooms. The school is also the site of the Bedford Music Hub with brand new music teaching facilities and practice rooms. Our grounds are extensive and very attractive, a feature being the ‘outdoor classroom’ where pupils engage in forestry, horticulture, growing their own vegetables and outdoor cooking! Our extra-curricular programme is extensive and participation rates are high. We look forward to working closely with each and every one of our families to ensure success and happiness for each one of our pupils. Visits are welcome – come and see for yourselves!


Castle Newnham


Polhill Avenue


MK41 9DT

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Training provider



Adam Baker

01438 791046

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit: Two options 1.Download application form and send it through to 2. Apply directly with an expression of interest form via the website Any queries contact: Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2023