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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Sunnyside Academy

Sunnyside Academy are very excited to be looking for the right person to join their team. The role will require lots of patience but will be very rewarding to someone who really wants to work with children. While on the apprenticeship the successful candidate will work towards completing a L3 qualification in Teaching Assistant.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

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

    Term time only, Monday - Friday; shifts to be confirmed. Fixed term for 22 months.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Within a clear set of guidelines and instructions as directed by senior staff, support teaching and learning, by working with individuals and/or small groups of pupils.


  • To support the teaching and learning to individuals and/or groups of pupils in the learning environment.
  • Working within a set of clear guidelines and instructions, and under the direct supervision of a teacher
  • Assisting in the preparation of work and other activities for pupils in accordance with objectives set by teaching staff
  • Support planned learning activities and teaching programmes as defined by the teacher
  • Assist in the evaluation of learning activities with teaching staff.
  • Working with individual pupils and/or groups of pupils on targets and assisting pupils to meet learning objectives
  • Provide general  feedback to pupils in relation to progress under the guidance of a teacher
  • Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
  • Support pupils in emotional and social well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  • Support independent learning and the inclusion of all pupils.
  • Support pupils using IT in their learning activities
  • Clear up materials used in the learning environment ensuring that they are available for use as directed by the teacher, including photocopying, filing and assisting in the  presentation and display of the pupils work
  • Support pupils in their social, emotional and personal development
  • Record basic pupil data, under the direction of the teacher
  • Support children’s learning through play
  • Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  • Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene as required while encouraging independence
  • Work with individual pupils with special educational needs
  • Work with pupils for whom English is not their first language

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • On and off the job training
  • Day release at College or Training Centre 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will be able to explore roles within an Educational setting that includes working with groups of children
  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion it will be explored as to whether a position is available or not

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4+) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Sunnyside Academy is part of Ad Astra Trust, a Trust dedicated to improving outcomes for all. Working with our partner Academies within Ad Astra Trust, we strive to ensure that we offer a caring, memorable journey that will inspire them to be the best that they can be. As a mainstream academy with specialist designated unit provisions, Sunnyside is a fully inclusive and exciting learning community. Unlocking each child’s unique potential is at the heart of learning.


Sunnyside Academy


Manor Farm Way

Coulby Newham



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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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