Teaching Assistant Apprentice St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall

A fantastic opportunity to join this school as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice. You will work within the Learning Support Department in raising achievement of the students in the school, whilst supporting the teacher in the delivery of planned classes and pupils within lessons.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Final details of salaries/hours etc will be at the discretion and discussion with senior leadership and finance

    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 8.15-3.15, Tuesday 8.15-3.15, Wednesday 8.15-4.00, Thursday 8.15-3.15, Friday 8.15-3.15

    Total hours per week: 33.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties to include; 

  • To provide agreed support to the teacher in the delivery of planned whole class learning activities.
  • To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives.
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans.
  • To observe and feed back to the teacher on pupil performance and behaviour, taking action as appropriate in line with relevant school policies.
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, including contributing ideas and suggestions to support planning, to meet their development needs.
  • To support pupils to improve their literary and numeracy skills through focused learning activities
  • To assist in providing cover for the school librarian, in particular supporting literacy and reading programmes.
  • To utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning.
  • Must be willing to participate in First Aid rota


  • To carry out any other reasonable instructions which are given by the Line Manager.
  • To perform other duties for the good of the school community as the Headteacher may from time to time determine
  • Attend departmental and staff meetings/INSET
  • To become familiar with the policies and procedures contained in the Staff Handbook.
  • To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • To promote a positive and professional image of the school.
  • To promote and enforce the school’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • To promote the school’s Equality Policy.

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

Teacher assistant level 3 standard apprenticeship

1-1 learning sessions in the workplace with assessor coach

Weekly off the job training

Functional skills if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to get full time permanent employment and progress within the school.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Since 1974, the school has earned a region-wide reputation for academic rigour, breathtaking music, art and drama, exciting sport and, most importantly, the development of socially responsible, highly creative young men and women whose approach to life and others is underpinned by Gospel values. We are delighted to welcome children of all faiths and denominations and benefit immensely from a diverse, multi-cultural community. We are avowedly Catholic in our approach and expect all children to participate in our celebrations of God’s work. We want the next generation not only to be equipped with outstanding academic and vocational qualifications but to share values which are underpinned by a common bond of respect for others and the world around them, endeavour and joyfulness. That is why we place a love of God at the heart of all we do.


St Thomas More Catholic School, Willenhall


Darlaston Lane


West Midlands

WV14 7BL

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Training provider



Cally Sutherland


01922 657000

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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