Teaching Assistant apprentice WHICKHAM SCHOOL AND SPORTS COLLEGE

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in working in the education sector. Our school has a reputation for giving young people the skills they need to progress. Apply now to start your career.

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Closing date: 30 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, 08:00am - 04:00pm. Shifts can vary

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    05 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work in close collaboration with the class teacher, SENDCo, any specialist working with the child and the child’s parents/carers to ensure that the requirements of the child’s EHCP are met
  • Establish positive relationships with the pupil/s supported. Support the pupil/s with activities that support literacy and numeracy skills
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Maintain high expectations for the pupils being supported. 
    To be fully aware of the pupil’s/pupils’ strengths, difficulties and barriers to learning
  • Ensure that the pupil/s being supported have full access to learning opportunities as appropriate
  • To be fully aware of agreed outcomes, targets and agreed provisions (as outlined in the child’s EHCP or other similar document/report)
  • Attend regular reviews and relevant school meetings as appropriate
  • Attend training sessions as appropriate
  • Maintain any necessary records and collect evidence to track the effectiveness of provisions in place
  • Review progress over time with the class teacher, SENDCo, any specialist working with the child/children and the child’s/children’s parents/carers
  • Ensure good links with other members of staff who are working to support the child/children
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies and help keep pupils on task
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the class teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the class teacher
  • To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the class teacher
  • To attend where necessary to pupils’ personal needs including help with social, welfare and health matters, including first aid.
  • To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources
  • To assist with the display and presentation of pupils’ work
  • To supervise pupils for limited and specified periods including break times
  • To assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  • The duties listed above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Head teacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade 

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

Learning and Skills apprenticeship programmes are delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and virtual methods by our fully qualified and industry experienced Apprenticeship training team

Using their expert knowledge gained from time spent in the industry, we’ve tailored our programmes to use the most up-to-date tools and technologies so that the skills we create can be used directly in the workplace

As one of our learners, you’ll benefit from coaching, help and guidance from our dedicated team whose job it is to ensure your success

Successful completion of this apprenticeship gives you an accredited Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification, with training how to:

  • Contribute to the efficiency of an organisation through the support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Learners can progress to an HLTA qualification or an Apprenticeship in Sport

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C or Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C or Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

This is a very responsible role so professionalism in school and outside is needed.

About the employer

Providing opportunities for our students to do this is a very important part of school life, and we are extremely proud of those who step up to the mark. Everyone is valued for their unique contribution to the life of the school. We recognise the special gifts, talents and needs of each individual as we strive for excellence.




Whickham School And Sports College Burnthouse Lane


Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE16 5AR

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Training provider



Ellie Filer


0191 433 8727

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Complete our 60 second application form and one of the team will call you back.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023