Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Closing Date: 23/06/2024
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary £6.40 per hour for the first year
Company Education Training Collective

Job Description

Brief overview of the role

 To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff, to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils, including those with SEN and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

What you will do in your working day


  • Provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Be aware of and assist with the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Assist with the setting of challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Provide assistance with student’s feeding, hygiene and personal needs including toileting.
  • Provide assistance with the moving, lifting and handling of students paying particular attention to the student’s physical needs.
  • Assist with the supervision of 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 to achieve learning goals.
  • 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.
  • Assist with clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer 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.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Show a duty of care and take appropriate action to comply with Health & Safety requirements at all times.
  • Demonstrate and promote commitment to Equal Opportunities and to the elimination of behaviour and practices that could be discriminatory.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive and commensurate within the grade of the post.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification at Stockton Riverside College.
  • Functional skills Maths & English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

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

Working week

32.50 Hours, Monday to Friday, working hours to be confirmed.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Able to work under pressure, Good practical skills, A high level of maturity, Punctual and reliable, Able to follow instructions, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn


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


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