Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with The Meadows Primary


Key Facts



Job Title

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Hours of Work

36.5 hours per week


Wellsway MAT Apprenticeship Rate: £5.50 per hour, £10,725 pa, plus £5,000 teaching assistant training fees paid.

Start Date

September 2021

Job Type

Salaried / Full Time

About this teaching assistant apprenticeship programme.

The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

Alongside the practical element of the apprenticeship, the successful candidates will complete a rigorous accredited Programme of Study in conjunction with Orange Moon Training. All applicants will be expected to provide evidence of prior academic attainment and will be assessed against the Entry criteria before appointment.

Successful candidates will be employed on an 18-month fixed term contract. The Apprenticeship Programme is offered on a full year basis; 36 hrs 40 mins per week. During periods of school closure our apprentices are engaged in supporting holiday clubs and a range of extra-curricular activities with our young people. Whilst we are unable to guarantee a permanent contract at the end of the Apprenticeship, we expect opportunities for permanent employment to become available.

Funding eligibility and entry requirements

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate in their application that they have:

• Achieved 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading), or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

• A genuine interest in supporting young people with special educational needs

• The ability to build positive relationships with the class group, ensuring consistency and continuity on a daily basis

• High expectations of young people, and a commitment to raising standards of attainment to ensure that they can achieve their full educational potential

• A genuine appreciation of the potential barriers to a pupil’s learning, and sensitivity towards their circumstances and life experiences

• The emotional and physical resilience necessary when working with challenging young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.

• A professional approach to their work and the ability to work effectively with all members of the staff team

• The ability to work on a full time /full year basis for the 18-month term of the Apprenticeship

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