Primary Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship ASPIRATIONS ACADEMIES TRUST

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a TA apprentice with individual children having special or particular needs, and groups of children, as directed. The successful candidate will support the development of learning, independence, communication and behaviour under the guidance of the classroom team.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72 to £20,048.08

    Year one: To be based on NMW rate or NLW rate applicable to the individual on the basis of their age. Year two onwards: To be based on the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) rate.

    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: 08:15 - 15:30. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 08:15 - 16:30. Friday: 08:15 - 15:45.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working and learning in a Primary environment, to support classroom learning, classroom management, good behaviour for learning and overall well being, apply teaching strategies to deliver learning activities and observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures. 
  • You will have first hand experience of the opportunities and challenges of working in a Primary setting, and training to support your success in this role. 
  • You will also have the opportunity to work with other educational professionals in a range of roles. 

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship, following the release May 2023 of the updated National standard.  
  • Agreed training plan on an ongoing basis across the programme, much of this will be completed in Academy with supplemental webinar and face to face learning. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Our completion of this post the candidate would be eligble for ongoing employment as a Teaching Assistant (subject to availability).
  • Potentially progression into other educational roles such as HLTA or even classroom teacher (additional training required).

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


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

Things to consider

Atlantic Academy is part of the Aspirations Academies Trust whose core values are engagement, self worth and purpose. We are a really friendly community and you will be working alongside lots of experienced people. You will be supported and have the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.

About the employer

The Aspirations Academies Trust, as a sponsor of primary and secondary age academies in England, is committed to raising students’ aspirations so that all young people reach their fullest potential and achieve the success they desire.




Atlantic Academy Portland

Southwell Business Park




Mohamed Osman

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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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