Apprentice Teaching Assistant William Farr CofE Comprehensive School

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who is passionate about education and people. You will provide support, advice, guidance and instruction to students on a daily basis.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 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

    Monday - Friday, 6 hours per day between the normal school hours (actual start and finish times to be confirmed with the successful candidate).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will work with individual pupils/groups of pupils being identified as having additional needs, as directed by the teacher and Head of Department.

The main roles and responsibilities:

  • To develop an understanding of the learning needs of students and use this knowledge to support them to become independent learners in the classroom
  • To take into account a students' learning needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations and use of equipment and materials
  • To develop the study and organisational skills of students, enabling them to remain focused in lessons and be able to execute tasks effectively
  • To monitor students' responses to learning activities and progress towards targets, record achievement and feedback to teachers as required. To assist in the implementation and tracking of student targets
  • To provide support for students' emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour and demonstrating high expectations, in line with the academies' Behaviour Policy
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of students
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

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

The training will take place within the work setting over the duration of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There could be progression to further qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Number skills, Team working, Patience, Literacy skills, Confidentiality, Ability to build relationships


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

Things to consider

Please ensure you can get to and from the school on a daily basis.

About the employer

William Farr is a popular, rural comprehensive school. In the 2022 OFSTED inspection the school was judged to be Good and has approximately 1450 students on roll.


William Farr CofE Comprehensive School


Lincoln Road




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Training provider



Jude Ingram

01507 601122

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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