Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 The Gorse Academies Trust

Richmond Hill Academy seeks to appoint two enthusiastic and creative teaching assistants to work with the teachers and the wider school community to support and develop our children, particularly those with special educational needs. This is an exciting opportunity for confident and enthusiastic individuals to enter a career in education support. Assisting in the management of pupils in the learning environment.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Term time only plus 5 days £7678.00 per annum

    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 to Friday 32.5 hours per week Term Time only + 5 days 6.5 hours each day. Start and end times to be agreed but within school working day.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting in the management of pupils in the learning environment
  • Assisting in the planning of learning activities
  • Administering routine tests, invigilate exams and undertake routine marking of pupils' work
  • Undertaking structures and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes appropriate to the pupil's needs to ensure physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, taking into account diversity e.g. language, culture, ability, race and religion
  • Supervising and supporting pupils'  consistently at all times including those with special needs; recognising and responding to their individual needs whilst ensuring their safety and education in the learning environment

Demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to working with children of the relevant age
  • Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills
  • Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the school, its pupils, parents or carers
  • Ability to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustments where necessary
  • Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties

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

You will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours)

As a workbased training provider Aire Vocational Training will provide an exciting individually designed training programme to meet your needs and those of your employer, combining theory with hands on practical experience to ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are relevant to your role.

Our programme has a particular focus on understanding local SEND provision.

You will be supported with maths and English at level 2 (if not already achieved)
You will be supported with and prepared for the end point assessment by EPA Plus which will comprise of:

Practical Observation
Followed by Q and A
Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence
You will be allocated 'Off the Job' Training hours per week(Minimum of 6 hours) to complete the Teaching Assistant Standard. Time will be given in your working week in the school setting.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be able to apply for a position within the Academy, subject to successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

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, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Travel time to and from work.

About the employer

At Richmond Hill Academy, we firmly believe that children have one chance, and that we have the opportunity and responsibility to create young people who have all of the skills and characteristics needed to go on to greatness. We are proud of our role at the centre of a vibrant, wonderful community, we feel privileged to welcome every child and family into our holistic academy. We continue to show through our work in partnership with other schools and colleagues within The GORSE Academies Trust that no barrier will in any way limit either the quality of a child’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which our children are able to rise. At Richmond Hill we establish a mutually supportive and close relationship with all our parents where trust and respect is at the heart of all we do. We aim to keep parents informed and involved in a positive way, encouraging them to be aspirational about their child’s future, and positive about their child’s education. We are proud of our family partnerships, working together to help every pupil achieve their full potential.


The Gorse Academies Trust


Richmond Hill Academy

Clark Lane



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Training provider



Lynette Lee


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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