Apprentice Teaching Assistant Avalon School

We are looking for talented teaching assistant apprentices to join our team of staff. If you feel you have what it takes to work with us and feel passionate about meeting the needs of our students, we would very much like to hear from you. You will work closely with our teachers supporting students with their learning.

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

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Closing date: 09 Oct 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

    Term time hours of work: Monday 08.45 am -3.30pm, Tuesday 8.45am-4.45pm(after school meeting/training), and Wed- Fri 08.45 am to 3.30 pm. (Term time plus INSET days)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working as part of the team supporting the needs of a range of students. Our curriculum focuses on the core skills, English, Maths and Phonics and we carefully support our students' communication and sensory needs.

You will assist teachers across the school and help students with their learning, helping them reach their full potential.

 Deliver individual and small group teaching

You will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resilience, flexibility, empathy and creativity
  • An understanding of how children and young people with additional needs learn
  • Good literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • Have the ability to build professional, positive and trusting relationships with children, young people and families


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

  • Training 1 day per week at Strode College
  • Teaching assistant level 3 qualification
  • Maths and English functional skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Continue working with the current organisation


Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

May also include opportunities as Teaching Assistant within our Federation – Polden Bower School Bridgwater and The Bridge Sedgemoor. Please also complete an application through the following link;

About the employer

Avalon School is a small community special school, providing learning for 60 secondary aged pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan. Avalon School is situated next to Brookside Academy in Street and serves the Mendip area of Somerset. Avalon works closely with a number of partners including Strode College, Brookside Academy and Avalon School is Federated with Polden Bower School and the two schools work closely together. They share an Executive Headteacher.


Avalon School


Avalon School

Brooks Road


BA16 0PS

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Training provider



Suzie Drew

07967 773707

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please register on this link, advise your referees that they could receive an email from the school (needed prior to the interview) and also contact Strode College to confirm your application on 01458 844419, so we can start our pre-enrolment process.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Oct 2023