Are you looking to start a career as a teaching assistant? This role will give you the skills and knowledge that will enable you to work as part of a team that supports students to achieve their full potential. If you live the phrase "Be the best you can" we want to hear from you.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note this role is term time only. The pro rata salary for this role is £9,235.20 will be paid evenly over 12 months although you will only work 39 weeks each year.

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 8.15am - 3.40pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for students:
• Assess the needs of students and use skills to support students’ learning.
• Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
• Support the implementation of SEND plans.
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom.
• Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
• Encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities.
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
• Provide feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement.

Support for Teachers and Curriculum:
• Manage appropriate learning environments and resources.
• Within an agreed system of supervision, plan teaching and learning objectives.
• Monitor and evaluate student responses to learning activities.
• Provide feedback and reports as required on student achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
• Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities.
• Work within the academy behaviour policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.
• Supporting the role of parents in students’ learning and contribute to meetings with parents to provide feedback on student progress/achievement etc.
• Support interventions 1:1 or small groups as per student SEND plans.
• Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence in its use.
• Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of students’ interests and language and cultural backgrounds.
• Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of students.
• To comply with the Academy policies and procedures at all times.
• At all times the post holder must adhere to professional business standards of dress, courtesy and efficiency in line with the ethos of the Academy.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme is delivered via a 12 week evening session to cover the knowledge element of this apprenticeship. your attendance is required at our Derby Road Campus, NG18.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.
You will experience a blended learning model.
You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.
At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be progression opportunities with this employer upon successful completion of this level 3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Patience, professional appearance, Good time management


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

About the employer

Samworth Church Academy believe that without fantastic people working at the academy the student will not achieve. The vision is to create an environment that provides the best start to a bright future for all students by giving them the opportunity to be fully qualified for adult life. They are now in a position to support a teaching assistant who will support students in achieving their full potential.




Sherwood Building

Sherwood Hall Road


NG18 2DY

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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


Karen Millward


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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