Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Therfield Secondary School

An exciting opportunity to join Therfield Secondary School as a teaching assistant. The role of a teaching assistant is to provide support for pupils, encourage pupils to become more independent learners, and provide support for their emotional, social, and physical welfare. The role includes assisting with young peoples' learning experience, helping students who might need extra support and learning classroom-based skills and behaviour techniques.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6 per hour (you will be paid £360 every 2 weeks)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Supervising class activities
  • Assisting with young people’s learning experience
  • Helping students who might need extra support
  • Learning classroom-based skills and behaviour techniques
  • Planning sessions and think about learning objectives
  • Working alongside the teacher to support classroom activities
  • Assists in the delivery of educational work programmes by participating in day-to-day learning activities
  • Discusses with, and reports back to the teacher on the planning and assessment of students work
  • Organises and maintains the learning environment
  • Works as part of a team to ensure that the well-being, behaviour and personal development of students enhances their learning opportunities and life skills
  • Maintains confidentiality inside and outside the workplace
  • Understands and applies school policies

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices without English and Maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment

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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C and above or Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C and above or Level 2) Essential

About the employer

Therfield’s Vision and Aims are at the centre of all that we do. We aim to achieve: The Best for All - Excellence, Leadership, Opportunity At Therfield we aim for our young people to: Strive for Excellence • Gain the best qualifications they have the potential to achieve • Develop enquiring and independent minds that will equip them for lifelong learning • Develop the self–worth, self-discipline and respect for others that will make a positive impact on their community and their lives Become Leaders • Develop the skills that will enable them to support one another to achieve extraordinary things • Know the difference between right and wrong, to take responsibility for their actions and to stand up for what they believe in Seize Opportunity • Learn from experience to develop the adaptive skills and flexibility of mind to play a successful part in a changing global environment • Celebrate achievement in its many forms • Embrace learning and life as an adventure, and have the confidence to take advantage of the opportunities available to them now and in the future


Therfield Secondary School


Dilston Road


KT22 7NZ

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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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