Apprentice Teaching Assistant Abbey Hill Academy

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff, to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils, including those with SEN and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

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Closing date: 09 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, working hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Be aware of and assist with the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Assist with the setting of challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Provide assistance with student’s feeding, hygiene and personal needs including toileting.
  • Provide assistance with the moving, lifting and handling of students paying particular attention to the student’s physical needs.
  • Assist with the supervision of students during break and lunch times.


  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils' work.
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • 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.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers under teacher guidance.
  • Assist with clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Be aware of and support differences 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.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times.
  • 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.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Show a duty of care and take appropriate action to comply with Health & Safety requirements at all times.
  • Demonstrate and promote commitment to Equal Opportunities and to the elimination of behaviour and practices that could be discriminatory.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive and commensurate within the grade of the post.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification at Stockton Riverside College.
  • Functional skills Maths & English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Able to work under pressure, Good practical skills, A high level of maturity, Punctual and reliable, Able to follow instructions, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

About the employer

Abbey Hill Academy is a kind and welcoming place. Pupils are safe and happy and enjoy coming to school. Staff know the pupils well. Relationships are positive. Pupils know there are trusted adults who will support them to learn and keep them safe." "Sixth-form students get precisely the right support to help them to get ready for when they leave school. Knowledgeable staff, impartial careers advice and a work-experience and volunteer programme support students to decide what they want to do when they leave school." (Ofsted January 2020) Each student follows one of our four 'Pathway' curriculum models to meet their individual needs. These pathways support students with profound multiple learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties and autism. The curriculum pathways ensure that all students study the essential elements of the mandatory “Post 16 Programme Offer", preparing them for adulthood and further independence. Talented, committed and dedicated staff work extremely hard to ensure that the individual needs of each student are met. The Sixth Form Building is purpose-built and provides a superb learning environment where all students feel safe and happy.


Abbey Hill Academy


Abbey Hill Academy Ketton Road


TS19 8BU

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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


Anna Reeves

07436 795883

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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