Teaching Assistant Apprentice Fitzwaryn School, Wantage.



Closes in 10 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 23 May 2024


This is a fantastic opportunity for you to start your career as a Teaching Assistant, gaining experience in supporting our teachers and in supporting our pupils with a range of learning needs to achieve their goals and targets, whilst working towards your Level 3 qualification. This is also a great stepping-stone into other careers.

Annual wage
£13,575 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Teaching assistant (level 3)
30 Hours per week, 8.45am - 3.15pm, Monday - Friday. Term time only + 5 inset days.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Wednesday 4 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • The apprentice will work towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard which includes the Diploma In Supporting Teaching and Learning.
  • There will be half a day a month group, remote, tutor led training and a monthly 1-1 training and review meetings alongside workplace training observations.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2 (if needed) are delivered in person at our centre in Newbury.

Where you’ll work




OX12 9ET


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Teaching assistant (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners.
  • Adapt communication strategies for the audience and context.
  • Apply behaviour management strategies in line with organisational policy.
  • Adapt resources to support all learners.
  • Communicate with teachers to ensure clarity of the TA’s role.
  • Apply teaching strategies to deliver learning activities or interventions.
  • Build relationships with learners, teachers, other professionals and stakeholders.
  • Comply with legislation, guidance, and procedures for Prevent, safeguarding and health & safety.
  • Support the well-being and mental health of learners.
  • Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures.
  • Apply methods of formative assessment.
  • Use up to date technology safely, to support learning.
  • Encourage safe use of technology by learners.
  • Adapt teaching strategies to support all learners (for example, scaffolding, open questioning).
  • Identify and respond to pastoral and academic behaviours in learners.
  • Provide feedback to learners.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 or C)
    • maths (grade 4 or C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Confidentiality

    Other requirements

    This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All post holders are subject to the necessary pre-employment check, including a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, including a Child/Adult’s Barred List check (where applicable to the role in question). Additionally, shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

    About this company

    The Propeller Academy Trust (PAT) comprises of Kingfisher School, Abingdon, Fitzwaryn School, Wantage, and Bishopswood School, Sonning Common, all Special Needs schools based in Oxfordshire. Fitzwaryn and Kingfisher Schools joined together in 2013 to form The Propeller Academy Trust. Bishopswood School joined the Trust on 1st January 2023, as part of our strategic plan to extend our high-quality SEN provision to as many young people as we can. As a Trust, we are very proud of our schools and the opportunities we provide our students and their families in and out of the classroom. Providing the very best education and opportunities in school and the community will continue to be at the heart of all that we do at Propeller.

    http://www.thepropelleracademytrust.org.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • The Trust support the ongoing training and development of the team.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Rachel Eaves


    07922 426414

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252900.

    Apply now

    Closes in 10 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

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