Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant St George's Academy

To develop your skills as a Teaching Assistant whilst working with individual children having special or particular needs, in accordance with the child’s statement where appropriate and/or with groups of children as directed by the teacher. You will be providing SEN support across a range of child-centred activities promoting child development and learning.

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Closing date: 27 Sep 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

    39 weeks per year (usual working hours are 8:30am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday - TBC)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

All responsibilities, tasks and duties to be carried out in line with Academy guidelines and policies.

School Related:

  • Act in accordance with Academy policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management
  • Assist with the planning and preparation of activities and in the delivery of local and national initiatives, e.g. literacy and numeracy strategy
  • Participate in the preparation of the classroom
  • Monitor children’s needs and report these to a designated person.
  • Keep records as required by the Academy
  • Have familiarity with all relevant statements of special educational needs specific to the child

Child Related:

  • Promote development and learning (physical, emotional, educational and social).  Foster growth, self-esteem and independence, observe and record development
  • Support those with special needs
  • Carry out reasonable daily personal care/hygiene duties
  • Assist with the movement of children in and around the Academy

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

  • To train for Level 3 Teaching Assistant standard and work with the Priory Apprenticeships to support coursework assignments and observations, ensuring that all deadlines are met.
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship training can be found on the below link: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-1
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Teaching Assistant workshops located in Lincoln, typically held once a month

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will be a qualified Level 3 Teaching Assistant and you will be able to apply for roles requiring this qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

St George’s Academy is a large, successful, 11-18 mixed secondary school of 2,377 students (including 349 in the sixth form and 531 on our Ruskington Campus) with outstanding facilities in all areas. The Academy serves Sleaford, Ruskington and the surrounding Lincolnshire villages.


St George's Academy


St George's Academy



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Training provider



Catherine Betts


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Applicants may only apply by completing the relevant Academy teaching or support staff application form. Please note that lone CVs are not acceptable. If you are unable to access the online application form due to disability or limited access to a PC, please contact the HR Office.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Sep 2023