Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Trinity School Trinity School

We are looking for a TA / SENCO Support apprentice to assistant students in their learning individually or in small groups as directed by the Class Teacher, whilst you work towards your Level 3 Teaching assistant qualification.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 28 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 - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Communicate effectively and sensitively with students to support their learning, encouraging independence.
  • Support students with their written and oral communication.
  • Read to students or listen to students read as appropriate.
  • Ensure students are focussed and on task.
  • Promote and support the inclusion of all students in the learning activities in which they are involved.
  • To assist with the supervision of, and encourage good behaviour amongst all students.
  • To work with individuals or small groups under the supervision of the teacher which may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
  • Ensure that equal opportunities, bullying or harassment issues are dealt with appropriately as they arise in conjunction with the teacher/teaching assistant team.
  • Provide feedback to students and the teacher.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Log any concerns about student behaviour and/or their learning with the relevant teacher and on CPOMS.
  • Supervise students off site on school trips and other external visits as required.
  • To support the individual needs of students in the resource, acknowledging the need for personalisation of learning.
  • To be part of the Plan Do Review cycle to have input into Students’ Support and Adjustment Plans (SAPs.)
  • Have high expectations of all students encouraging them to live our school motto – ‘Personal Excellence and Collective Responsibility’.
  • Respect students’ social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with students, treating them consistently, with respect and consideration and to be concerned for their development as learners.
  • Demonstrate and promote the same positive values, attitudes and behaviour that are expected from students.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to meet the needs of all students (inc SEN students).
  • Carry out all aspects of the role effectively and to seek help, advice or guidance as necessary.

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.
  • You will gain a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Staff Development:

  • To take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
  • To continue personal development in the relevant areas.
  • To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process.
  • To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the school.

Once qualified you could progress onto a higher qualification or potentially be offered a permanent position depending on availability and performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above or Level 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above or Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

(Permitting you’re eligible for the role) Please expect to receive contact from our LMP Education Recruitment team, to discuss your application further. Additionally, please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment, DBS checks and references will be obtained as part of your enrolment. You will be working within the Autism Support Unit

About the employer

We are very proud of all we achieve in the Newbury Academy Trust. Our mission is to provide excellent education for all and dramatically improve the lives of our children and young people by providing high-quality education and experiences. The Newbury Academy Trust (NAT) provides high-quality learning in a safe, caring and purposeful environment that supports children and young peoples’ personal and academic development. We value the diversity that exists within our Trust. We recognise the worth of each individual, helping them to develop a positive self-image and a ‘can-do’ attitude. We equip our children and young people with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to achieve success throughout their education. We prepare our children and young people for roles as tomorrow’s leaders. We inspire them to reach for their dreams, act responsibly on their beliefs and be ready for future success.


Trinity School


Trinity School Love Lane Shaw


West Berkshire

RG14 2DU

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.