Teaching Assistant Apprentice PELE TRUST

Pele Trust is looking for Teaching Assistants to work at Darras Hall Primary School. This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in working with children. The role is challenging and varied and you will support the teacher in the classroom, working with groups or individuals, helping pupils to stay on task in order to make progress.

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Closing date: 31 May 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

    Working hours may be scheduled between Monday - Friday, 07:00 and 18:00. Full Year (including some school holidays). Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentices will be required to work alongside the teacher (in the following ways: 

  • Attend to the needs of pupils which may include hygiene and welfare needs
  • Support children in their access of learning, helping them to understand instructions and stay on task
  • Establish good relationships with pupils and act as a role model
  • Prepare/clear the classroom
  • Assist with class displays
  • Assist with pupil behaviour during lessons, break and at out of school clubs
  • Provide admin support

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • An experienced mentor will be assigned to provide day to day support and the Teaching Assistant qualification will be delivered by Gateshead College
  • “Off the job” training which will be undertaken either in the workplace or, by agreement with the Headteacher, at home

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • At the end of the apprenticeship period, there may be opportunities for continued employment within Pele Trust although this will be wholly dependent on requirements and available funding

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Flexibility, Reliable and punctual, Honest and trustworthy, Literacy and numeracy


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

About the employer

Pele Trust is a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) formed in 2019. We are a group of 6 schools brought together by choice. We aim to support and challenge our schools so that we provide a great educational experience to our pupils. Our ambition is to be a learning community where strong relationships ensure everyone: - Feels safe and secure - Achieves exceptionally well from their individual starting points







NE20 9EY


Claire Hancock


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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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