Goldington Academy Trust

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Term time only - Advanced (Level 3)

Goldington Academy Trust (Employer)

Bedford College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,295.00
32.5 hours per week Monday to Thursday at school 8:30am to 4:00pm, Friday at college
18 months (duration)
3 October 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
25 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Are you a kind and caring person with empathy? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to make a difference to their lives and assist them with their daily needs at school? Apply now!


What will the apprentice be doing?

Goldington Academy is a very successful secondary school in Bedford. The secondary school serves an established area to the north-east of Bedford town centre and currently has 900 students on roll. The school, which is very well resourced with interactive facilities in each teaching space and has been rated good by Ofsted.

Part of your role will include providing academic and emotional support and to assist with pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You will also be working closely with teaching staff to support pupils who are underachieving to enable them to maximise their full potentials. You will engage students within their learning and promote positive behaviour in the classroom.

The school have various benefits such as the bike to work scheme- the school will give you some money towards a bike, health cash plan where you will get benefit funding, free flu vaccines for staff, high street discounts, good pension scheme and discount on school meals (who can say no to school cake and chocolate toothpaste!)


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

You will gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Understanding how pupils learn, working with teachers
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment for learning
  • Developing strategies for support
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Use of technology
  • Adding value to education
  • Promoting Equality and Diversity and inclusion.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential of a permanent role. Recognised qualification and experience gained to support future employment.

Reality Check

Following a successful interview with Bedford College, references will be obtained prior to interview. This will include filling in a full application form on the school's template, including reference requests prior to the interview (for school leavers, it will be mandatory for one of these to come from your school's Head Teacher/Master). A full DBS check will be required for the successful applicant. This role is term time only, plus training days. Due to the nature of this role, holiday or other planned absence during term time is not normally permitted. Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage. Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Team working, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 3/D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Desired
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