Teaching Assistant Apprentice Poynton High School

To support the teaching staff and work with other support staff to enhance the development and education of pupils in accordance with the aims and policies of the school.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Term Time only plus 5 days of INSET training (39 weeks)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • Assist teaching staff in the delivery of learning activities and work programmes and undertake predetermined activities with students so that their intellectual and social development (including self-reliance and self-esteem) is fostered
  • Provide input into the planning and evaluation of learning activities for individuals and groups of students to enable the teaching staff to make informed decisions when developing their plans
  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of students both in and out of the classroom (including educational visits) to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development in accordance with the school's behaviour management policy
  • Monitor individual student’s progress, achievements and development and report these to the teaching staff/line manager to inform decisions taken regarding the Individual Education Plan, Behaviour Plans and Personal Care Programmes for a student
  • Liaise with parents and carers in conjunction with the teaching staff to ensure effective communication concerning the pupils' wellbeing
  • Record student information, as specified by the teaching staff/line manager to ensure that schools’ information systems are maintained
  • Attend to the personal, social and physical needs of pupils so that their wellbeing is maintained
  • Prepare and maintain learning equipment and ensure that the classroom is kept clean and tidy
  • Display and present the students' work under the direction of teaching staff, so that it enhances the classroom environment and celebrates achievement
  • Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training development work and staff reviews as required

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full-time position for the right candidate after successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Committed, Helpful, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C+) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C+) Desired

Things to consider

All successful applicants will need to complete a DBS check and provide satisfactory references. Public transport links to Poynton can be difficult, please consider your travel options.

About the employer

Poynton High School is an inclusive mainstream school which caters for young people with a wide range of needs who are able to demonstrate capacity for accessing the mainstream curriculum with differentiation and support.


Poynton High School


Poynton High School Yew Tree Lane



SK12 1PU

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Training provider



Maxim Business Training



Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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