Apprentice Teaching Assistant Acklam Grange School

Acklam Grange School are looking for an organised and dedicated individual to join their school as an Apprentice TA. This role will include supporting the classroom teacher to maximise student learning and progress through one-to-one and small-group support. You will also need to ensure all apprenticeship coursework is completed in a timely manner.

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Closing date: 12 May 2024

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 to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Support and encourage students to move towards independent learning.
  • Comprehend appropriate levels of learning resources to identify and help address weaknesses, consolidate strengths, and develop individualised expectations.
  • Supporting individual students to overcome challenges, such as with reading, writing or confidence.
  • Supporting students who have special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Understand the need to accurately observe, record and report on student’s participation, conceptual understanding, and progress to improve practice and assessment for different groups of students.
  • Embed effective behaviour management strategies using discipline appropriately and fairly in line with the school’s policy.
  • Deliver interventions in accordance with the training given.
  • Ensure regular communication with teachers to provide clarity and consistency of the role within lessons.
  • Deliver/lead small group teaching within clearly defined/planned parameters using initiative, sensitivity and understanding.
  • Build appropriate relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Work closely with teachers to ensure own contribution aligns with the teaching.
  • Use school computer systems, including management information systems.
  • Use a range of strategies to enable students to access and engage in learning.
  • Willingness to attend any educational visits, as and when necessary.


  • Operate office equipment e.g. photocopiers and computers appropriately.


  • Be aware of and comply with School policies and procedures.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the School.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals and stakeholders.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings and training, as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required e.g. CPD.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Understand the importance of sharing relevant information, in a timely manner with the designated Safeguarding lead.
  • The post holder may be required to undertake additional duties as could be reasonably required and as directed by your line manager.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification at Stockton Riverside College.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Numeracy & Literacy skills, Microsoft Office knowledge, Able to relate to children, Time management, Confidentiality, Highly motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

About the employer

Acklam Grange is an Academy and inclusive school in Middlesbrough with a focus on learning for all the family. A big school with a big heart, our priority is our students’ achievement, empowering every child to exceed expectations and be the best that they can be. We have aspirational aims for academic excellence for our students, creating choices for them in their future career paths. We aim to develop balanced young people who share our school values. AGS Pride encapsulates our school values and drives our students to succeed in every aspect of their lives. These are the five key characteristics that interweave through our curriculum and extra-curricular provision, forming the basis for everything we do at our school. Every child benefits from an individual learning experience in a family focussed learning community that recognises their specific needs through curriculum choice and tailored support. High quality facilities offer an exceptional environment where learning is fun, accessible and relevant, preparing students for further and higher education and the world of work.


Acklam Grange School


Acklam Grange School Lodore Grove



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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


Anna Harper


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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