Teaching Assistant Apprentice NORTH LEAMINGTON SCHOOL

To work alongside other members of the IEN Faculty, providing specialist support for teachers and students. To proactively assist teaching staff in the classroom with student care, welfare, support and supervision.

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Closing date: 25 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £11, 843 per annum year 1, (in year 2 £11,843 or national minimum wage, dependent on age, if higher)

    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

    31.67 hours (31 hours & 40 mins) Term-Time Only + 1 Week (39 weeks) - including 20 % off the job learning, Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 31.67

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To support students’ learning as directed by the teacher, in context of fostering independence and self-esteem (e.g. modelling use of language appropriate to the task, facilitating discussions and interactions, encouraging students to reflect on their work, finding alternative recording methods).
  • To assist with the physical needs, care and welfare of students.
  • To build relationships with students with SEND, including those with EAL (English as an Additional Language), in order to support them and advise staff in how to handle them in the most effective manner.
  • To carry out appropriate activities as planned, either with small groups or individuals e.g. promoting increased attention and staying on task, helping with physical difficulties whilst encouraging independence.
  • To support students in accessing the curriculum through interaction, using appropriate language.
  • To identify and report uncharacteristic behaviour patterns in students and report these to the teacher.
  • To assist with the supervision of students e.g. as they arrive/leave the class, at break time and, if contracted, at lunchtime.
  • To accompany students as directed e.g. out of the classroom, on visits, trips or out of school activities.
  • To deal with minor accidents or upsets.
  • To assist in the day-to-day management of the classroom environment, to maximise the potential for learning.
  • To assist the teacher in the management of student behaviour.
  • To participate in record keeping e.g. by providing verbal information to contribute to recording student achievement.
  • To provide feedback to the teacher about the learning activities, responses to them and the support provided.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification. 

You may also need to work towards Level 2 functional skills in maths and English if not exempt.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • If successful, the possibility of permanent TAL2 position within school or higher level development

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, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

North Leamington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, proof of right to work, online search checks, satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Interviews to be held shortly after the closing date - although please note we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

About the employer

We are a mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11-18 based in Royal Leamington Spa. We have a large and diverse student population and aim to be an inclusive school, offering an exciting and relevant curriculum, leading to excellent academic results and positive outcomes for all. Our school has outstanding modern facilities based on the style of a university campus with separate buildings for each faculty: CORE (Maths, Science and English), Humanities, Performance, Individual Educational Needs (IEN), and the Sixth Form Centre, known as 'The Hub'. Importantly, these facilities, from the sports centre and the floodlit all-weather surfaces to the 315-seat theatre, also provide a much-needed resource for the local community. We are part of the Elm Tree Multi-Academy Trust.




Sandy Lane Blackdown

Leamington Spa

CV32 6RD

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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


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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