Pebble Brook Secondary School

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Pebble Brook Secondary School (Employer)

Buckinghamshire County Council (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £166.50
37.0 hours per week 37 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Shifts TBC.
18 months (duration)
8 November 2021(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
4 positions available
27 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for you to start your career as a Teaching Assistant, gaining experience with a range of learning needs whilst working towards your Level 3 qualification.


As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant working towards a Level 3 qualification, you will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching and senior staff to provide educational support to secondary pupils with a range of learning difficulties and assist the class teacher to enable them to implement the curriculum and respond to the pupils’ needs.  

You will:

  • Provide support to teaching staff
  • Support secondary age children with a range of learning needs to achieve goals and targets
  • Ensure the welfare and safety of the children at all times
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits and trips as negotiated
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of lessons and activities
  • Provide clerical/admin support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, money, administer coursework etc.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Assist in the general efficient operation of the school in accordance with its policies and procedures
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required

Future Prospects

This is an exciting opportunity for you to start your career as a Teaching Assistant, gaining experience with a range of learning needs whilst working towards your Level 3 qualification.

Permanent employment may be available at the end of your apprenticeship.

This is also a great stepping-stone to other careers such as Teaching and Social Care.

Reality Check

This is a Fixed-term Contract for the duration of the Apprenticeship (approximately 18 months)

Pebble Brook School is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people in all aspects of its work, including recruitment, and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  We follow Buckinghamshire Council guidelines for recruitment.  These positions will be subject to safer recruitment checks and an Enhanced DBS check

The successful candidates will be required to undertake training in Child Protection and the Prevent Duty.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
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Skills Required

You will have:

  • Good communication skills with adults, children and young adults are required, as are good literacy and numeracy skills
  • A good working knowledge of ICT would be helpful to be able to use ICT effectively to support learning in the classroom

Qualities Required

  • A calm and patient nature with a mature outlook
  • An ability to maintain complete confidentiality on all school matters
  • Experience of working with children and young people would be an advantage but not essential

Qualifications Required

  • Passes in English and maths GCSE or equivalent at A*-C / 4 and above or a Level 2 qualification are desirable

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
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