Walsall Academy

Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Science and Technology (31392)


Walsall Academy

Training Provider:

The Growth Company

Weekly wage £157.60
37.5 hours per week 8.15am to 5.00pm Monday - Thursday, 8.15am to 3.45pm Friday
duration: 15 months
start: 20 January 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (apprenticeship standard)
10 January 2020 (application closing date)
An exciting role is available at Walsall Academy. In this role you will develop the knowledge and skills required to provide student and technical support to the subject teachers for Science and Technology.


Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Aiding the planning of lessons for young people in order of maximise their learning
  • Supporting the delivery of teaching in order to bring about excellent student progress
  • Enabling effective assessment of student capabilities to support the improved teaching and learning
  • Engage in regular reviews of student progress and support the teaching staff in bringing about improvements in pupil attainment


  • Help the department take care of laboratory equipment and apparatus
  • Carrying out and arranging for maintenance and repair of resources including weekly checks of tools, equipment and machinery
  • Helping construct and modify apparatus
  • Stock taking and supporting the storing of chemicals and equipment
  • Help obtain materials by local purchase
  • Ensure that all Health and safety requirements are met according to regulations including COSHH


  • Trialling practical activities reflecting on the benefit to students
  • Preparing, supporting setting up and checking materials and equipment required by the subject teacher prior to lessons
  • Provide support to teaching staff and students of all key stages during lessons as and when needed
  • Assisting in assembling apparatus, cutting materials, delivering equipment to rooms to help improve the quality of lessons
  • Occasionally assisting in class practical including carrying out demonstrations
  • Caring for plants and/or animals, where appropriate
  • Collecting, checking and returning equipment to stores
  • Along with other department staff assist with General Laboratory and Manufacturing area cleaning: bench surfaces and fixed equipment (laboratory sinks, emptying/supervising the emptying of sink traps)
  • Disposing of waste materials

How you will be supported:

  • Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role

What will happen next:

  • New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team 

You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

  • If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on www.tfgm.com to see how you would get there and how long it would take

Future Prospects

  • Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship

Skills Required

  • Good organisational skills and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good time management skills
  • Willingness to undertake any training provided good organisational skills, ability to work on own initiative
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to undertake any training provided

Qualities Required

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Presentable appearance
  • Fun and friendly personality
  • Reliable and conscientious

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE Grade 4/C in English, maths and Science or equivalent
  • Desirable qualification in Product Design or Design and Technology and Science

Training Provided

  • Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

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