Teaching Assistant Apprentice Frome Vale Academy

As a TA you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support the teacher, such as preparing the classroom. The work involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools.

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The apprentice wage is £6.50 per hour in the first year.

    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

    8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, with a day release to SGS College in Filton.

    Total hours per week: 26

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

The duties will depend on your experience and training. Generally, you'll need to:

  • Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
  • Make sure that the pupils you support can engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity.
  • Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required.
  • Support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour.
  • Listen to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one.
  • Guide and monitor pupil progress.
  • Help with the planning of some lessons.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' progress.
  • Carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources.
  • Look after pupils who have had accidents, need help dressing or are upset.
  • Create art displays of pupils' artwork.
  • Provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering TA absences or going on school trips.
  • Help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunchtime duties.
  • Supervise other support staff coordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience.

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.
  • On programme learning will be followed by the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession Discussion.
  • Full time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training.
  • Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio and preparing for the End Point Assessment.
  • The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway.
  • The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components.
  • The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager/Employer at 8 – 12-week intervals.
  • The apprentice will attend the Filton Campus of SGS College on a weekly basis, term time only.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

• Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended. · sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations • You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).

About the employer

I am extremely proud to be Principal alongside my highly skilled and professional team. Frome Vale Academy is a dynamic, vibrant school in the heart of its local community. We are a single form entry school, with a maximum of 30 children per year group. I believe this gives you and your child a sense of being within an extended family, we grow together, learn together and flourish together. My team and I know each and every child within the school, and you can expect to see me at the start and end of a school day, either at our front gate, or within the playground. Frome Vale Academy is set within beautiful grounds of approximately 9 acres, which are used extensively for outside learning and play. We are proud to be part of the Cabot Learning Federation with whom we have created a school where children are encouraged and guided to achieve their full potential within a safe and engaging environment.


Frome Vale Academy


Frome Vale

Frenchay Road,


BS16 2QS

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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


Elaine Baillie


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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