Teaching Assistant apprenticeship MATRIX ACADEMY TRUST (MANAGEMENT)

The main purpose of the Teaching Assistant is to work as part of the Special Educational Needs Support Team in supporting and including pupils with learning difficulties. You will provide particular support for pupils with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities, help keep the pupils on task and well-motivated etc.

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Closing date: 23 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 39 Weeks a Year. Working Hours: Monday - Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm, Friday 8.00am - 3.30pm, (including a 30-minute lunch)

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Develop an understanding of the special educational needs of the pupil concerned
  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Help keep the pupils on task and well-motivated
  • Monitor the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of the pupil
  • Supporting activities outside the classroom to support pupils with their specific needs
  • Organise, plan and review clubs that will support progress of pupils
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly, and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Maintain school display boards
  • Assist with keeping resources stocked in the SEND department
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including break and before and after school when necessary

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

  • Teaching Assistant level 3
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • How training will be delivered is to be confirmed

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking for someone who would like to gain experience and if you have exceeded expectations throughout the apprenticeship course and there are job vacancies, then we will be looking at long term employment. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Creative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential

About the employer

Our teachers are innovative, enthusiastic, committed and caring. They inspire the pupils of Etone College to be independent, inquisitive learners with aspirational goals. We set high expectations in all that we do and operate a “no excuses” culture. We expect pupils to demonstrate good manners and show respect for all members of the Etone community and their environment. We offer caring pastoral guidance where pupils are well supported in and out of lessons. As a result, our “students say that they feel safe in the academy and are taught well about how to keep themselves safe”. [Ofsted]




Etone College

Leicester Road


CV11 6AA

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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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