Teaching Assistant Apprentice The Hinckley School

A Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice is required. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, nurturing and positive apprentice to support and enhance the teaching and learning of our pupils. You will have a flexible approach to work and be key in helping pupils achieve their full potential during their time at The Hinckley School. Duties include: implementing agreed learning activities/teaching programmes using strategies in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum Term Time Only, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Work with teachers to support and enhance the teaching and learning of small groups/individual students and ensure students make progress in line with their targets. 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Liaise with teachers to address the needs of identified students by developing basic skills using resources to complement the learning process and strategies to encourage independent learning.
  • Adapt materials to suit individual students with either specific or general learning needs.
  • Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes using strategies in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Deliver bespoke interventions to small groups.
  • Liaise with teachers and other staff at the school, to obtain, exchange and record information on the individual student’s progress.
  • Responsible for obtaining sufficient student specific information to assist in meeting individual student needs.
  • Support the role of parents/carers in student’s learning and contribute to meetings with parents/carers to provide constructive feedback on student progress.
  • Establish productive working relationships with students providing feedback to them in relation to progress and achievement.
  • Promote student independence in learning, social and mobility skills and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
  • Support students in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.

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 acheived 4/C at GCSE. 
  • All training to be delivered within the school/ working hours. Educator sessions are held through teams. Will not be necessary to travel to any training academies. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

It is hoped but not guaranteed that an offer of full time employment can be made on completion of your qualification.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Confidence, Relationship building


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

Things to consider

The successful candidates for all posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and Social Media check.

About the employer

Originally established as Hinckley Grammar School nearly 400 years ago, our school is now a modern and aspirational learning community but retains the same commitment to placing our students first and providing them with the highest quality education. Our transition from Hinckley Academy to The Hinckley School in August 2022 cemented our future vision.


The Hinckley School


The Hinckley School

Butts Lane


LE10 1LE

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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


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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