Teaching Assistant Apprentice Sir Thomas Boughey Academy

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our team at Sir Thomas Boughey Academy. The successful applicant will support students, teachers and the curriculum. You will provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning. This is a term time only post.

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only.

    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

    37 hours, Monday - Friday. Working time to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist in maintaining classroom discipline 
  • Provide support to teachers to achieve learning goals
  • Support provision for student with additional needs
  • Assist the teacher with the planning of learning activities
  • Assist the teacher in monitoring students, recording progress and providing feedback

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-0
  • You will spend four days a week in the workplace and one day a week at Newcastle College as your 'study day'

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Could lead to a permanent position for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

This role is term time only.

About the employer

Sir Thomas Boughey is part of Windsor Academy Trust (WAT). WAT is a family of schools committed to unlocking students’ academic and personal potential.


Sir Thomas Boughey Academy


Station Road

Halmer End



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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


The Apprenticeship Hub


01782 254287

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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