Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship ACCORD MULTI ACADEMY TRUST

An opportunity has arisen to join Horbury Academy to support the Learning Manager and the SENCo team with the delivery of curriculum provision and learning support for targeted pupils at risk of significant underachievement. Work with pupils and support the wider SEN team to address these in consultation with Curriculum Leaders and SENCO.

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The wage will rise to NMW for age on successful completion of 6 months probation period.

  • Working week

    Working pattern: 8.15am to 2.45pm (4 days per week) and 8.15am to 3.45pm (1 day per week) with half an hour unpaid lunch break per day. Term time only plus 5 Inset Days.

    Total hours per week: 31

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To provide support to pupils on numeracy and literacy in one to one and small group settings
  • To provide support to pupils with personal needs, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • To support pupils with behavioural needs in small groups and classes
  • To provide support for EHCP pupils
  • To support with the delivery of functional skills Level 1, 2 and 3, as directed by the teacher
  • To work with pupils, parents and colleagues to improve the life of pupils in the learning support facility
  • To Contribute to the analyse of data and reports as may be required in support of job role
  • As part of the wider team of SEN Learning Mentors, support the Pupil Support Team including the SENCo in their duties as directed by the SENCo and Learning Manager
  • To support the delivery of a range of school improvement and intervention services which lead to measurable outcomes for vulnerable pupils
  • To create and source resources suitable to individual pupil’s needs
  • To assist with supervision of pupils outside of lesson times, including before and after the Academy day and at lunchtimes, these duties shall be undertaken within the post holder’s contractual hours

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

The qualification being undertaken will be Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, all training will take place on site in the workplace

Training will include:

  • How pupils learn & develop
  • How to use technology to support learning & own role
  • How to work with teachers to support assessments
    Knowledge of curriculum
  • How to keep children safe in education, safeguarding & health and safety
  • How to develop strategies to support & encourage pupils to move towards independent learning
  • Communication & teamwork
  • How to solve problems & motivate pupils
  • How to build relationships
  • How to add value to education
  • Professional standards in teaching & education

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Math's & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
Other Functional Skills Math's & English (Grade Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to have an Enhanced DBS check for this role. The nature of the role requires the jobholder to be exposed to some environmental working conditions and/or people related issues. The post holder will be required to work on their feet most of the day and move around the academy site / grounds on a frequent basis.

About the employer

Established in 2016, the Accord Multi Academy Trust is currently made up of Horbury Academy, Ossett Academy, Accord Sixth Form College, Middlestown Primary Academy and Horbury Primary Academy. In our infancy, we secured a strong foundation on which to build, consolidating the important structures necessary for growth, development, innovation and sustained improvement. These foundations have been underpinned by strong collaboration between all leaders across each of our academies, and this has been instrumental in allowing us to meet the many challenges in education in a coherent, co-ordinated and effective way. At Accord, we celebrate our differences through strong collaboration and inspire all members of our learning community to be the best they can be. We believe that working together makes us stronger and the support and challenge of each other enriches each of our academies and the Trust




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Training provider



Shirley Kay


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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