Teaching Assistant Apprentice St Patrick’s Mansfield Catholic Voluntary Academy

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join us at St Patricks Catholic Voluntary Academy. To work under the direction of the Lead TA, if post exists in school, or the Headteacher, to support teaching and learning usually within the classroom to maximise the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school.

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Closing date: 07 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

    Monday - Friday. Exact hours to be confirmed at interview stage. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This role complements the work of our teachers by providing in-class and small group support to our children. There will be opportunities to develop within the school and make a valued contribution to our children's learning.

  • Support the Classroom Teacher to inspire and enthuse our children
  • Be caring and supportive
  • Be committed to achieving excellent results
  • Provide pastoral support to pupils within the school environment
  • To contribute to raising standards by ensuring high expectations are promoted for pupils
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required 
  • Day courses with HOET

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

It is hoped but not guaranteed that an offer of full-time employment can be made on successful completion of the qualification within one of the Trust’s 17 primary schools.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Committed, Reliable, Confidentiality


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

Things to consider

We offer: - A team of talented and highly committed staff. - A supportive working environment. - Access to first class CPD opportunities with a specialist support staff CPD programme. - Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases. - Professional assistance and cycle to work scheme. The Trust and St Patricks Catholic Voluntary Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.

About the employer

Our Trust strives to be a supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We are committed to cultivating an equitable working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect and where every individual can fulfil their potential.


St Patrick’s Mansfield Catholic Voluntary Academy


St Patrick’s Catholic Primary and Nursery

Coronation Avenue


NG11 7AB

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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


Rachel OConnor



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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