Guildford High Junior School (United Church Schools Trust)

Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Junior School) - Advanced (Level 3)

Guildford High Junior School (United Church Schools Trust) (Employer)

United Church Schools Trust (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,379.50
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 07:45 - 16:00 (approx.) Term time only
18 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
7 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

A fantastic opportunity to apply skills you have learnt during your education and learn new ones, whilst gaining a qualification. You will work in one of the most successful prep schools in the country; participate in training, witness outstanding classroom practice and be supported to deliver a caring environment for our pupils.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The TA's time will be spent assisting teachers as directed and agreed, according to the needs of the children. You can expect your core role to include:

  • Supervision of girls as they arrive at school, during breaks & lunchtime
  • listening to pupils read & supporting their learning

  • Assisting the teacher with observation & assessment

  • Discussing the welfare of the children where needed

  • Assisting with the prep of materials, resources for lessons & displays

  • Accompanying girls on school visits

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

You'll be studying for a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate, delivered by United Learning at Guildford High School, Surrey. Each unit is underpinned with well researched and engaging written reading material, links to websites, videos, animations and quizzes. It is delivered via webinars, group sessions and 1:1 tutorials with adaptable tasks and assignments that reflect your role. You will spend four days a week in the classroom, with the fifth dedicated to your own learning and development.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Becoming a qualified Teaching Assistant can lead to a long and rewarding career, as the education sector and demand for support continues to grow. You can progress into many job roles including senior (higher level) teaching assistant, additional needs assistant and team leader alongside having the opportunity to develop a specialism, such as literacy, English as an Additional Language or special education.

Reality Check

For this role, we are looking for someone with some experience of working wth young people. You require the ability to communicate warmly, confidently and professionally with pupils, staff and parents. You must have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (training is provided).

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience, Child-centred ethos, Oral and written English, Listening

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C/5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C/5) Essential
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