Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Whitefield Academy Trust WHITEFIELD ACADEMY TRUST

To work as a teaching assistant under the instruction and guidance of teaching/senior staff, whilst training towards completion of the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. Working mainly in the classroom with a teacher, to support access to learning for SEND pupils and those with other barriers to learning.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term-time only.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 34.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for dynamic, compassionate and driven individuals who share our values to:

  • Promote and respect pupil voice and advocate on behalf of our pupils so they each receive the learning experience, support and opportunities that are right for them
  • Adopt a child-centred proactive mindset, follow our trauma-informed approach and demonstrate understanding and empathy for our pupils
  • Uphold the very highest standards of safeguarding to ensure our pupils’ wellbeing is promoted and protected at all times
  • Work closely with parents and carers and external professionals so that our pupils receive holistic care and support
  • Work as part of a team by offering colleagues mutual support and understanding and working together in the best interests of our pupils
  • Strive to continuously improve their own practice and work collaboratively with others to create and implement new innovative approaches across the school


Above all, we are looking for candidates who are prepared to go the extra mile to enable our pupils to flourish and make the progress that is right for them.

To work as part a team under the direction of the class teacher to ensure that all children and young people in the class are supported to enjoy school and make the best possible progress.

All staff are expected to do everything they can to protect the children and young people from harm and to make the learning environment safe.

Key responsibilities: 


Support for pupils:

  • Support pupils to engage in learning activities, adapt tasks for individuals and assist them to make progress.
  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning in a clean and tidy environment.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and develop positive relationships.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • Learn and use safe systems for moving and handling and physical interventions as appropriate.

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard 
  • On and off the job training and location to be confirmed

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible full-time position upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

The school reserves he right to close the advert at any time if they have received sufficient applications.

About the employer

As a part of Whitefield Academy Trust, our mission is to enable our pupils to flourish, lead independent and fulfilling lives and make a positive impact on the world. We do this through our Education Charter which sets out how we meet the educational and pastoral needs of our pupils and ensure every day is a positive, safe and meaningful one. Providing enjoyable, high-quality holistic learning opportunities is at the very heart of our approach and, as experts in supporting pupils with vision impairment, we give them the knowledge, tools and confidence to develop their love of learning. In doing so, we harness the very best technology to assist them in their learning and lives.




Whitefield School Macdonald Road


E17 4AZ

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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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