Apprentice Teaching Assistant TUDHOE LEARNING TRUST

The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

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Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 per hour in the first year of apprenticeship

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:45am to 3:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Support and encourage pupils to move towards independence learning
  • Comprehend appropriate levels of learning resources to identify and help address weakness, consolidate strengths, and develop individualised expectations
  • Recognise different stages of child development, e.g.: transition between key stages
  • Understand the importance of sharing relevant information, in a timely manner with the designated Safeguarding lead
  • Understand the importance of first aid procedures, recording/reporting incidents and a broad knowledge of Health & Safety Policy
  • Develop strategies to support and encourage pupils to move towards independent learning
  • Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly
  • Deliver interventions in accordance with training given (RAG rating)
  • Ensure regular communication with teachers to provide clarity and consistency of role within lessons
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding
  • Build appropriate relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents, adults, and stakeholders
  • Implement current statutory guidance including ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Part 1, safeguarding policies, Prevent Strategy
    Support pupils’ well-being whilst embedding the importance of online safety
  • Apply good subject knowledge to support accurate assessment.
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching
  • Use computer systems, including specialist software e.g.: online registration, intervention programmes and management information systems
  • Use a range of strategies including scaffolding and open questioning skills to enable pupils to access and engage in learning

The training you will be getting

You will study towards the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification via Woodspeen Training.

  • Specialist Teaching Assistant Tutors deliver training each week  [via Teams]. Tasks and assessments are ongoing to check your understanding and progress throughout the apprenticeship.
  • Regular reviews are also conducted quarterly
  • End Point Assessment [EPA] is delivered by an independent end point assessment organisation

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A position within Tudhoe Learning Trust

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, 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

Tudhoe Learning Trust is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all the children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.




Tudhoe Colliery Primary School Front Street Tudhoe


DL16 6TJ

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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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