Teaching Assistant Apprentice Poynton High School

To support the teaching staff and work with other support staff to enhance the development and education of students in accordance with the aims and policies of the school. You will work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship qualification.

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Closing date: 28 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include but will not be limited to:

  • Assist teaching staff in the delivery of learning activities and work programmes and undertake predetermined activities with students so that their intellectual and social development (including self-reliance and self-esteem) is fostered
  • Provide input into the planning and evaluation of learning activities for individuals and groups of students to enable the teaching staff to make informed decisions when developing their plans
  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of students both in and out of the classroom (including educational visits) to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development in accordance with the school's behaviour management policy
  • Monitor individual student’s progress, achievements and development and report these to the teaching staff/line manager to inform decisions taken regarding the Individual Education Plan, Behaviour Plans and Personal Care Programmes for a student
  • Liaise with parents and carers in conjunction with the teaching staff to ensure effective communication concerning the student wellbeing
  • Record student information, as specified by the teaching staff/line manager to ensure that schools’ information systems are maintained
  • Attend to the personal, social and physical needs of students so that their wellbeing is maintained
  • Prepare and maintain learning equipment and ensure that the classroom is kept clean and tidy
  • Display and present the students' work under the direction of teaching staff, so that it enhances the classroom environment and celebrates achievement
  • Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training development work and staff reviews as required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential permanent position for the right candidate after successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiastic, Can do attitude.


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5/C) Desired

About the employer

We are exceptionally proud of our staff and the dedication they display every day to support our students to reach their potential. Whether a member of our Leadership Team, Teaching Staff or Support Team – all have a vital role to play in providing an environment where we can provide world class education where all can achieve. We offer highly competitive salaries, pension scheme membership, free on-site parking and regular social events. All staff are able to access discounted gym memberships and other negotiated benefits across the Trust. The Trust provides an Employee Assistance Programme which offers a wide range of services including legal and wellbeing support for employees and their families.


Poynton High School


Poynton High School Yew Tree Lane



SK12 1PU

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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


Maxim Business Training



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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