Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice Highfield Middle School

Highfield Middle School in Prudhoe are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join their staff team to aid them in their aim to provide the highest standards of education, academic excellence, pupil well-being and personal development.

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Closing date: 24 May 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

    Monday to Friday, within school hours - shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for pupils

  • Use specialist skills, training, or experience to support pupils learning and support for pupils including the personal needs of pupils. The implementation of personal learning programmes that may included social, health, physical hygiene and welfare objectives.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of IEPs.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and responding to the needs of each individual child.
  • To actively promote inclusive practice within the classroom setting to ensure acceptance of all children.
  • Encourage children to play and interact with one another.
  • Encourage children to engage in, and participate in learning activities lead by the class teacher.
  • To have high expectations that encourage children to act independently and build self esteem.
  • Provided feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.

Support for the Teacher

  • Work with the teacher to create and maintain a purposeful and orderly learning environment in line with lesson plans as provided by the supervising teacher.
  • Adapt and adjust lesson objectives and implement the learning as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against agreed, predetermined, learning objectives.
  • Provide the teacher with accurate and objective feedback on pupil progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of supporting evidence.
  • Undertake the maintenance of pupils records and accurately record achievement.
  • Support the teacher in the management of pupil behaviour.
  • Gather information from parents and carers as directed.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers and participate in feedback sessions as directed.
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams.
  • Undertake the routine marking of pupils work eg routine spelling tests, routine maths tests etc.
  • Provide the classroom teacher with clerical and admin support, particularly undertaking bulk photocopying, word processing, filing and collecting money.
  • As directed by the teacher, prepare the classroom prior to the lesson, clear up after the lesson, and assist with the display of pupils work.

Support the Curriculum

  • Implement agreed teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses and needs.
  • Help pupils to understand instructions.
  • Implement local and national learning strategies and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of relevant skills.
  • Support use of ICT in learning and develop pupil’s competence and independence in its use.
  • Help pupils access learning activities through specialist support.
  • Determine the need for, prepare and maintain equipment and resources required to meet learning activities and assist pupils in their use.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

One day release for face to face classroom session every 3 weeks.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Expected career progression to a permanent position within the school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Highfield Middle School are a proud school serving the equally proud community of Prudhoe in Northumberland. The school has a very positive ethos where all individuals are respected and valued, regardless of age, background or beliefs. They are determined that all pupils will be given equal opportunities to thrive and succeed, and they will challenge and support them to overcome all potential barriers to learning.


Highfield Middle School


Highfield Middle School

Highfield Lane


NE42 6EY

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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


Amy Greer



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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