Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Longbenton High School INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

We are looking for a dedicated apprentice to support our school as we strive to provide a safe learning environment to enable all pupils to grow and develop, with a commitment to providing opportunities that increase independence for every individual.

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Closing date: 20 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6 per hour (paid every 2 weeks).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (shifts to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Our apprenticeship programme will teach you:

  • To contribute to the development of the school vision, values and ethos, priorities, targets and plans for improvement
  • To have the highest aspirations for students and to be accountable for ensuring the best possible outcomes for students in your classes
  • To model professional behaviour and attitudes around the school to ensure that the highest standards of appearance and conduct are met
  • Contribute to wider school life and the overall vision, values and guiding principles of the school, including through providing opportunities for our students to participate in extracurricular activities

Main Key responsibilities and accountabilities will include;

  • Supervising class activities
  • Assisting with young people’s learning experience within a Special School environment
  • Helping students who need extra support, emotionally, physically, or socially as well as with accessing education
  • Learning classroom-based skills and behaviour techniques
  • Planning sessions and think about learning objectives for children with a variety of needs
  • Working alongside the teacher to support classroom activities

The training you will be getting

Training Provider: LMP Education (All learning is delivered online / remote). 

Completing Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification.

All learning will be completed remotely via an online platform called Smart Assessor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible full-time employment 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, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical 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

Benefits of the role: Eligible for an NUS card for discounts in shops and restaurants. Eligible for an apprenticeship oyster card, 30% off travel. Discount on Nandos, ASOS, Vue cinema and much more. Automatic rise in pay after 12 months. Prizes and vouchers to be won. Secure a job with little or no experience. Remote learning. Paid twice a month.

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons". You should be aware that Longbenton High School is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.




Hailsham Avenue

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE12 8ER




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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