Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Sherbourne Fields School

Coventry, CV6 1PR

Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 17 June 2024


As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant you will be supporting the class teacher and pupils on a daily basis. This will involve 1-1 support, group support and personal care duties. You will also assist in the preparation and delivery of lessons; ensuring all pupils have the correct resources to enable them to participate fully.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Teaching assistant (level 3)
Monday to Friday. Term time only. Exact shifts tbc.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 7 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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
  • 4 additional day courses with HOET

Where you’ll work

Sherbourne Fields School

Rowington Close




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.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade C/4)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience
    • Reliable
    • Confidentiality
    • Committed
    • Passionate

    Other requirements

    Full DBS check is required.

    About this company

    Sherbourne Fields is a wonderful all age specialist school that provides an exciting, ambitious and creative education for pupils with a broad spectrum of need, including a wide range of physical, medical and learning needs. Our population is wide ranging and diverse in so many ways, with pupils from a rich mix of social and cultural backgrounds. In response to the national and local demand for Special School places our school community has grown in recent years and we now have 240 pupils across our Primary and Secondary phases.

    https://www.sherbournefields.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    It is hoped on successful completion of the apprenticeship programme a permanent position will be offered; however this isn’t guaranteed.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Rachel OConnor



    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000257828.

    Apply now

    Closes tomorrow (Thursday 25 July at 11:59pm)

    When you apply, you’ll be asked to sign in with a GOV.UK One Login. You can create one at the same time as applying for this apprenticeship.