Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Closing Date: 12/02/2023
Contract Contract
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £4.81 per hour for the first year
Company Education Training Collective

Job Description

Brief overview of the role

Support for students with a range of learning difficulties with an initial focus in supporting with the subject of maths. To work under the instruction & guidance of teaching staff, to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils, and those with SEN and to assist the teacher in managing pupils and the classroom.

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the supervision of the teacher:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Be aware of and implement individual education/behaviour plans and personal care programmes
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • If required, provide assistance with student’s feeding, hygiene and personal needs including toileting
  • If required, provide assistance with the moving, lifting and handling of students paying particular attention to students’ physical needs
  • Supervise students during break and lunch times.


  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils in achieving learning goals
  • Monitor and then provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers under teacher guidance
  • Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administering coursework etc


  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use


  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils outside of lesson times
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Demonstrate and promote commitment to equal opportunities
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by the chief executive and commensurate within the grade of the post

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant at Stockton Riverside College.
  • Functional Skills maths & English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

Working week

35 Hours, Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Able to work under pressure, Good practical skills, Able to relate to children, A high level of maturity, Punctual and reliable, Able to follow instructions, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn, Interested in school life, Interested in Maths


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


Abbey Hill Academy


Abbey Hill Academy Ketton Road


TS19 8BU

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