Teaching Assistant Apprentice Bamburgh School

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/non-teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher. To explore further professional development opportunities, working with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £11,082.24 yearly salary based on term time only 39 weeks

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday between 8.30am – 4.30pm with 30 minutes lunch, Wednesday at College 9:30am – 12:30pm. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

1.            You will provide support to pupils.  You will:

  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the staff.
  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.

2.            You will provide support for the Teacher.  You will:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with planning and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • You will be required to attend in-set training days and 6 twilight training sessions (3:30-5:30pm) per academic year.

The above list is not exhaustive and other duties may be attached to the post from time to time. Variation may also occur to the duties and responsibilities without changing the general character of the post.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard with Gateshead College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible progression to advanced apprenticeship/ full time employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Patience, Deal with issues sensitively, Interest in education sector, Reliable, Punctual, Committed to development, Professional mature outlook


GCSE or equivalent Additional 3 GCSE subjects (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/4-9) Essential

Things to consider

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to produce an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. All employees have a responsibility to undertake training and development as required. They also have a responsibility to assist, where appropriate and necessary, with the training and development of fellow employees. All employees have a responsibility of care for their own and others’ health and safety.

About the employer

Bamburgh School is a maintained special school for pupils aged 4-16. Our pupils have a range of special needs including ASD, physical and medical needs, hearing impairment and visual impairment


Bamburgh School


Bamburgh School

Horsley Hill Campus

Norham Avenue

NE34 7TD

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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


Gabrielle Coates-Bassi


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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