Apprentice Teaching Assistant Leek High School

The Talentum Learning Trust is looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Teaching Assistants to work alongside teaching staff in the classroom at Leek High School. Duties include providing support to teachers in preparing for lessons.

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

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, term time only. Start time to be agreed between 8.00am and 8.45am and finish time between 4.00pm and 4.45pm. Your working hours will include off-the-job training and college attendance.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide support to teachers in preparing for lessons
  • Help to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils
  • You will work together with the class teacher to support pupils with classroom activities during lesson
  • Help to manage behaviour
  • You will support all areas of the curriculum including Maths, English & ICT 
  • Assist with delivering interventions to individuals or small groups of pupils 
  • Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on trips and out-of-school activities 

You will also act as a role model for pupils and be a positive influence on their behaviour and performance at school. So, it’s important that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all you do.
It will also be important to promote the ethos of the school at every opportunity.

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will attend college every six weeks for a group session with your assessor mentor, you will have assessments in the workplace and complete off-the-job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is potential for permanent employment with Leek High, or the wider Talentum Trust, on the successful completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Public transport is limited in the area so you should consider how you will travel to work each day, the school is within walking distance of Leek Town centre and the bus station. Following a successful college interview, you will need to complete a Talentum Learning Trust application form also, further guidance will be provided to you at your college interview. You will need to complete a DBS check in order to commence your apprenticeship, you will be supported to complete this.

About the employer

The Talentum Learning Trust is based in Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands and was formed in April 2016 upon the conversion to academy status of Churnet View Middle School, Leek High School and Westwood College to form the Multi-Academy Trust. First and Primary Schools, All Saints, Beresford Memorial CE, Blackshaw Moor CE, Leek (East Street), Rushton CE & Westwood, became part of the Trust in 2019 following their conversion to academies. Our schools are committed to ensuring Excellence for All and to providing the best possible quality of education for the young people of our community.


Leek High School


Leek High School

Springfield Road


ST13 6EU

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College. You will need to complete a Leek High Application From after a successful college interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Oct 2023