Apprentice Teaching Assistant Upton-by-Chester High School

Working collaboratively with teaching staff and other support staff to enhance the development and education of children. You will be working within the Support Department and also main school classrooms supporting our learners.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.40am - 3.10pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist teaching staff in the delivery of learning activities and work programmes and undertake predetermined activities with learners so that their intellectual and social development (including self-reliance and self-esteem) is fostered 
  • Provide input into the planning and evaluation of learning activities for individuals and groups of learners to enable the teaching staff to make informed decisions when developing their plans 
  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of learners both in and out of the classroom (including educational visits) to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development in accordance with the school's behaviour management policy 
  • Monitor individual pupil’s progress, achievements and development and report these to the teaching staff / line manager to inform decisions taken regarding the Individual Education Plan, Behaviour Plans and Personal Care Programmes for a pupil 
  • Liaise with parents and carers in conjunction with the teaching staff to ensure effective communication concerning the learners' wellbeing 
  • Record pupil information, as specified by the teaching staff / line manager to ensure that schools’ information systems are maintained 
  • Attend to the personal, social and physical needs of learners so that their wellbeing is maintained 
  • Prepare and maintain learning equipment and ensure that the classroom is kept clean and tidy 
  • Display and present the learners' work under the direction of teaching staff, so that it enhances the classroom environment and celebrates achievement 
  • Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training development work and staff reviews as required 
  • Not withstanding the detail in this job description, in accordance with the School’s / Council’s Flexibility Policy the job holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the Headteacher/Governing Body from time to time, up to or at a level consistent with the "Main Responsibilities" of the job. 

The training you will be getting

  • The candidate will follow a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard qualification. 
  • This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College - South and West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skills in the relevant subjects. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Grade 5 Teaching Assistant (when qualified).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

The school currently serves both the local community and an extended catchment area with learners attending the school from up to 40 individual primary schools. There are currently 1740 learners on roll and the school is oversubscribed. The school also has an outstanding Sixth Form (Ofsted 2015, 2019). Our mission statement is 'Learning to Shape the Future' and we strive to ensure our learners achieve not just academic excellence, but also leave our school ready to take their place in the world of the future.


Upton-by-Chester High School


St. James Avenue




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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


Sophie Cain


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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