Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - North Walsall Primary Academy ACADEMY TRANSFORMATION TRUST

Work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, SEND Code of Practice and academy policies and procedures

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Closing date: 14 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

    Role is all year round. Shifts to be discussed on interview.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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

Apprenticeship Standard: Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Duration: 16 months 

Training provider: LMP Group (Rated 3rd best apprenticeship training provider in the UK)
All online / remote learning, no class room or college day release
An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time job to be considered upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Creative


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

About the employer

We are a Multi Academy trust whose mission is to transform life chances by achieving the highest possible standards and preparing all our students to lead successful lives.




North Walsall Primary Academy

Derby Street



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Training provider


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


Owen MacKinnon


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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