Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice CLEADON CHURCH OF ENGLAND ACADEMY

Cleadon Church of England Academy are looking to appoint an outstanding, passionate and committed individual to join their school. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning and stay on task in order to make progress.

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Closing date: 07 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

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
  • Make sure that the pupils are able to 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 absences, or going on school trips.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Advanced level 3 in teaching assistant standards.
  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required).
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA).
  • All training done via Tyne Coast College, delivery method to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Career development opportunities including access to apprenticeship qualifications.
  • Possibility of full-time placement for the right candidate on completion of qualification andsatisfactory reviews.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

You must be flexible in your approach to work. The successful candidate will undergo a successful full Disclosure Barring Service check.

About the employer

As a Church school, the Christian faith underpins everything that we do in school. We strive to ensure that pupils at Cleadon are happy and confident individuals who demonstrate the school’s core values of striving for excellence, achieving together, showing respect, inspiring success and acting with integrity. All of this is done within a happy, safe, caring and secure school environment.







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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


Anthony Kelly



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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