Apprentice Teaching Assistant ACADEMY TRANSFORMATION TRUST

We are searching for the best education professionals to join our trust. Are you passionate about making a difference to our children’s learning? Are you looking for a new challenge? Pool Hayes Academy are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Teaching Assistant, to enhance students’ experience of secondary education.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 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

    Mon-Fri (term time only, 39 weeks per annum) Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

If you are looking to begin your career in education and embark on an apprenticeship scheme undertaking training and work experience, you will relish the unique challenges this role brings and the exceptional satisfaction of supporting students in the academy and community.  You will gain experience in working closely with students, both individually and as a group, whilst developing effective communication skills through liaising and working collaboratively with colleagues throughout the Academy.  Working alongside the team, you will promote the inclusion of all students, ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop.

The successful candidate will undertake a Level 3 qualification as part of the role and will be joining a well led, dynamic team, whose colleagues all enjoy supporting the Academy and its culture of outstanding success amongst our students.

Why choose Pool Hayes Academy? We have experienced substantial growth in recent years and the academy is now a provider of choice in the area and is over-subscribed. Our Ofsted rating has improved to Good in April 2022 – but that’s just the beginning of our ambition for the pupils and staff at this 11-18 academy.

Main Purpose of the Role:

  • To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, SEND Code of Practice and academy policies and procedures
  • Establish positive relationships with all students
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop students’ competence and independence in its use
  • Implement planned learning activities/teaching programs as agreed with the teacher, SENCO or Assistant SENCO, adjusting activities according to students’ responses as appropriate
  • Promote positive student behaviour in line with academy policies and help keep students on task
  • Interact with, and support students, according to individual needs and skills
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of children with special needs and disabilities within the classroom ensuring access to lessons and their content through appropriate clarification, explanation and resources
  • To participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour
  • Monitor and record student activities as appropriate, writing records and reports as required
  • To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
  • Assist with the development and implementation of pupil passports and pen portraits
  • To attend to pupils’ personal needs including help with social, welfare, physical and health matters, including minor first aid
  • To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources (in lessons)
  • Liaise with other staff and provide information about students as appropriate
  • To supervise pupils for limited and specified periods including break-times when the postholder should facilitate games and activities (if applicable)
  • To assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  • To support with examinations and assessments as required
  • To liaise in a professional manner with parents
  • To liaise with attendance officer
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times

The training you will be getting

You will work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification across a total duration of 18 months!

Training provider: LMP Group (Rated 3rd best apprenticeship training provider across the UK)!

All online/remote learning, no classroom or college day release
An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible long-term employment if position is available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Our vision for Pool Hayes Academy means that any pupil regardless of circumstance can fulfil their potential. Furthermore, we believe that educational success leads to empowerment for our young people and the freedom to make more choices over their future. In return, you can expect fantastic Professional Development opportunities, a comprehensive employee benefits package, shopping discounts, cycle-to-work and gym schemes, cinema tickets and an employee assistance programme. We are proud to be a part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies whose mission is to transform learning, aspirations and opportunities for their pupils and the communities in which they live. This commitment also extends to staff who are key to their success.

About the employer

Pool Hayes Academy is part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies. Based in Willenhall, in the West Midlands, Pool Hayes Academy is an academy for 11-18 year old students that retains strong links within our local community and beyond. Our Vision and Values At Pool Hayes Academy we have a very clear and ambitious vision for our academy. We believe in “Unlocking your Potential – Empowering through Success”. Our vision guides our decision and actions across Pool Hayes Academy and means that any child regardless of circumstance can fulfil their potential at our academy. Furthermore, we believe that educational success leads to empowerment for our young people and the freedom to make more choices over their future. Underpinning our vision are our values. These values clearly set out the behaviours and qualities we expect and instil in our young people. They are: Aspiration: We work hard consistently to fulfil our ambitions and achieve our potential. Respect: We show pride in celebrating diversity, keeping each other safe and accepting everyone in our community. Excellence: We have high expectations of our conduct and lead by example at all times. Resilience: We embrace challenge, take risks and grow confidently from our mistakes.




Pool Hayes Academy

Castle Drive


WV12 4QZ

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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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