Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Oasis Academy Temple OASIS COMMUNITY LEARNING

The purpose of this role is to work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

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Closing date: 27 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour

    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, 8am to 4pm, 35 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Provide pupils with the level and type of support specified by the teacher, whilst at the same time encouraging the pupils towards independence and accepting responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Establish a good relationship with pupils by using language and other communication skills that the pupils can understand and relate to.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner.
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour in line with Academy policies by the use of praise and encouragement.
  • Help pupils with toileting and dressing, paying particular attention to hygiene.
  • To supervise the children’s play involving toys and apparatus and role play under the direction of the teacher.
  • To assist with language and other activities under the direction of the teacher.
  • To supervise and support the activities of individual and groups of children under the direction of the teacher.
  • To undertake playground supervision during the mid-morning and/or afternoon breaks and to deal with unruly behaviour and, where necessary, report difficulties to a member of the teaching staff. Supervise children in the dining area ensuring good standards of behaviour and manners and reporting any incidents of unacceptable behaviour to the Principal or other member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Work under the direction of the teacher to prepare and maintain an effective learning environment, by preparing work materials and apparatus and clearing up afterwards.
  • Set out learning materials as directed by the teacher so that pupils are able to participate safely and effectively in the planned activities.
  • To liaise regularly with the teacher and/or take part in planning meetings, inset days and any other meetings as required.
  • Provide consistent and effective support for colleagues in line with the requirements and responsibilities of your role.
  • To assist in the recording of lessons and assessment as required by the teacher.
  • To take part in training activities offered by the Academy and the county to further knowledge.
  • To take part in such activities, including swimming and outings, as may be required.

The training you will be getting

During this teaching assistant apprenticeship you will promote self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem which will play an integral part to pupils’ wellbeing. You will become an essential part in the learning environment for the classroom teacher and pupils. Working to ensure pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing and safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum and expand their knowledge. TAs play a crucial role in supporting teachers and pupils. Your work can have a significant impact on the children's learning experiences, helping them to succeed academically and personally.

  • Milestone 1. Keeping children safe in Education – (KCSIE Policy, child protection, safeguarding awareness, serious case reviews, health, safety and wellbeing legislation)
  • Milestone 2. Professional Standards and Personal Accountability – (Relationships and Role Modelling, CPD and Personal development)
  • Milestone 3. Child Development and Behaviours – (Child Development Practitioners, stages of development, Behaviour Management).
  • Milestone 4. Curriculum and Technology – (School ICT Systems, using technology, National Curriculum key Stages)
  • Milestone 5. Learning and Assessment Strategies – (Assessment procedures, feedback techniques, SEND Strategies and partnership working)
  • Milestone 6. Prep for End Point Assessment


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Future opportunities for progression 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Additionally, please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment, DBS checks and references will be obtained as part of your enrolment.

About the employer

Oasis Academy Temple converted to academy status in July 2018. As a large school, of approximately 700 pupils, our halls are rich with cultural diversity. In fact our children come from 23 different countries and between us all we can boast an impressive 27 different languages. Our motto and vision therefore feed into making sure that our family here at Oasis Academy Temple can live happily together and benefit from inclusive and supportive learning. Being part of the Oasis family of academies, the overarching vision of our Academy is to provide 'Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community'. We want to ensure that all of our young people, whatever their starting points or background, get the education they deserve - and they deserve nothing less than exceptional.




Smedley Lane


M8 8SA

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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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