Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice Huntingdon Academy

The Huntingdon Academy is looking to offer a hard-working and committed candidate with a genuine interest in teaching and learning the opportunity to join their team as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role will pay £6.90 per hour

    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 - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.15pm. Friday, 7.45am - 3.30pm. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Huntingdon Academy comprises a committed and passionate team of individuals who strive to be the best and provide the best to the children and community that we serve. We are looking for people who share a similar purpose and are committed to growing and developing personally, as well as professionally to join our teaching team.  Research and improvement is at the heart of what we do. Apprentices working with us, will be well supported in their journey and will experience working alongside highly skilled and expert teachers and teaching assistants. 

The role duties include:

  • Support pupils’ learning activities under the guidance of class teacher.
  • Establish effective relationships with pupils and the whole school team.
  • Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour by encouraging positive behaviour in the classroom. 
  • Help all aspects of the children’s development (intellectual, physical, emotional and social).

  • Contribute to the planning to meet children’s development needs.
  • Contribute to the safe guarding, health and well-being of pupils through following policies & procedures at all times.
  • To support children and young people with SEND.  
  • Teach small groups of children under the direction of the teacher
  • To liaise with parent/carers/outside agencies as required.
  • Support the class teacher with preparation of lesson resources and preparation of the classroom environment (preparation of worksheets, displays etc..)
  • Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour, by encouraging positive behaviour and, referring to senior colleagues as appropriate.
  • Escort and assist pupils on educational visits and out of school activities.
  • Willingness to keep up to date with professional practice by maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the requirements of the role and individual responsibilities.

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3 qualification- https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant/
  • End point assessment as part of the programme - further details in the link above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths if not exempt.
  • The training and qualifications are based in the workplace, no attendance at college required. Employers are required to give apprentices 20% off the job training included in their paid working hours so that equates to one day per week to work on their apprenticeship tasks set by the Assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Time Management, Flexible


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

About the employer

Huntingdon Academy is an Outstanding School, located in the heart of Nottingham. We are committed to and driven by our vision for ‘Individual Growth and Empowerment for All’. Every decision that is taken at Huntingdon Academy is made in the best interests of both children and colleagues. We have the highest of expectations of the children and provide a continuous learning journey for children from three to eleven years old which responds to the their developing and changing needs as they move through the school. As a result of our high expectations, our children make at least good progress from their starting points and achieve well. The impact of our ambitious curriculum and focus on our children’s personal development results in our children achieving above the national average for Key Stage 2 outcomes. Children leave Huntingdon with the essential skills to enable them to be successful in the next phase of their academic career and in life.


Huntingdon Academy


Alfred Street Central

St Ann's



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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

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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