Apprentice Teaching Assistant Halfway Junior School

As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant your role will be to provide support to teachers, pupils and support for the curriculum and school. Every day will be different and you will work under the guidance of teaching staff and senior staff to undertake work as well as participate in a support programme.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm, with 30 minutes lunch.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 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

Each day will be different, however the main duties will remain the same and you will receive training and support to enable you to assist in carrying out the following:

Support for pupils:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes including the delivery of interventions
  • 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 teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher

Support for the curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national curriculums
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain, and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use

Support for the school:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person / use of CPOMS
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • Any other related duties as may arise

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant your role will be to provide support to teachers, pupils and support for the curriculum and school
  • You will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching / senior staff to undertake work /care / support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom
  • The apprenticeship will be delivered through a day release programme at our training centre in Sheffield to support the learning in the workplace
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate may have the opportunity to apply for a permanent role should a vacancy arise

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

The children at Halfway Junior School are seeking an enthusiastic and supportive Apprentice Teaching Assistant who will help them to achieve their potential. They want a person who is eager for adventure and knows how to make learning engaging, challenging and most importantly fun! Halfway Junior School is located at the heart of our community in the south of Sheffield. We have high expectations for all our children and are committed to ensuring they are not only ready for the next step in their education, but also able to positively contribute to their communities. We want our pupils to be confident in their own abilities and resilient when faced with challenges. We want them to understand they are unique and special. But most importantly, we want them to be happy – empowered to be the best that they can be. The successful candidate will join a talented staff team that is dedicated to the school and will be supported by inspiring mentors who have extensive experience in supporting trainees. This post will suit someone who is thinking of a career in education and candidates must possess a minimum of grade 4 or equivalent in English and Mathematics.


Halfway Junior School


Halfway Junior School

Halfway Centre

S20 4TA

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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


Tony Robinson


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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