Teaching Assistant Apprentice PARK HALL JUNIOR ACADEMY

A brilliant opportunity to work for a forward thinking school as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice. We are a friendly and hard working team, with fantastic children. You will support children’s learning in class, with groups and individual children. You will get the opportunity to work in both Park Hall Infant Academy and Park Hall Junior Academy.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.50 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, term time only. 9.00am to 12.00pm 12.30pm to 3.30pm There may also be the opportunity to work at the Before and After School Club and Playscheme.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • 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
  • 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 engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate


  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed
  • Provide clerical/admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.


  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies and interventions e.g. EAL, G & T, literacy, numeracy, as directed by the teacher
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use


  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required, within normal contractual hours
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required


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

  • Teaching assistant apprenticeship level 3 standard
  • 1-1 sessions with assessor coach in the workplace
  • Weekly off the job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is potentially a permanent Level 3 Teaching Assistant position on successful completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

The Loriners MAT provides a safe and secure environment for children. We are committed to keeping children safe, safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all children and young people. The MAT has a strict Safer Recruitment Policy and Procedures including, the requirement for the successful candidate to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check and other vetting procedures. The Child Protection Policy can be found on the schools’ websites.

About the employer

The Loriners MAT was established in October 2022 and comprises of two very successful primary schools in Walsall, Park Hall Infant Academy and Park Hall Junior Academy.







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Training provider



Cally Sutherland


01922 657000

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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