Teaching Assistant Apprentice DORRINGTON ACADEMY

Dorrington Academy is excited to provide the opportunity to work within an outstanding school environment. Earn while you learn and gain a recognised qualification that will enhance your skills and set you on a successful career pathway with great employment opportunities. You will be supervising classroom activities and assisting with activities.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 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, working times to be agreed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Vacancy Description:

  • Supervising classroom activities
  • Assisting with young people’s learning experience
  • Helping students who might need extra support
  • Learning classroom-based skills and behaviour techniques
  • Learning how to plan sessions and think about learning objectives
  • Working alongside the teacher to support all classroom activities

Support for the teacher:

  • Assist with the planning of learning activities.
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards.
  • Assist with the display of pupil’s work.
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement / progress as directed.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents / carers.
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupil’s achievement, progress, problems etc.
  • Maintain records as requested.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Provide general clerical / administrative support e.g. administer coursework, produce worksheets for agreed activities, photocopying, typing, filing etc.

Support for the curriculum

  • Support pupils in understanding instructions
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses.
  • Support pupils in using ICT and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Prepare, maintain, and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activities, and assist pupils in their use.
  • Monitor and manage stock and supplies, cataloguing as required.

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualification
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Safeguarding
  • Prevent training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for ongoing role within the school on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

The Academy is committed to high achievement for all through the creation of a happy, organised and stimulating working environment enabling the children to realise their potential for learning and their capacity for enjoyment.






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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


Andy Green


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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