Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Swinton Academy

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About the Role

To work under the direction and instruction of appropriate staff to support access to learning for students. Assisting the teacher in the planning cycle including the management and preparation of resources, implementing agreed work programmes with individuals/groups.

  • Promote independence and resilience with students and engage them in their learning. Use appropriate strategies to develop independence, correcting, modelling, clueing, prompting and self-scaffolding
  • Praise and reward students for their efforts and achievements
  • Provide feedback to students relating to their learning progress and achievements
  • To promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with policy and encouraging students to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Attend to students’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes including social, health, physical, first aid and welfare matters
  • Establish excellent relationships with students built upon respect and consistent communication and application of our Academy standards and expectations, acting as a role model for all
  • To assist with creating Grids for Learning for students to outline needs and useful strategies to support
  • To assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education Support and Plans
  • Encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others
  • Receive and supervise students excluded from or otherwise not working to a normal timetable
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
  • To work with the teacher to enable the lesson goals to be achieved by all students
  • To provide objective and accurate feedback and reports, as required, to the teacher, on student achievements, progress and other matters
  • To provide feedback to students on their progress and next steps in learning
  • To liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers gathering and reporting information as agreed with the teacher within your role and responsibility and to participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents/carers
You will need to complete a enhanced DBS check for this role (paid for by the trust)
  • As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher

About the Training

  • The qualification being undertaken will be Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, all training will take place on site in the workplace.

Training will include:

  • How pupils learn & develop
  • How to use technology to support learning & own role
  • How to work with teachers to support assessments
  • Knowledge of curriculum
  • How to keep children safe in education, safeguarding & health and safety
  • How to develop strategies to support & encourage pupils to move towards independent learning
  • Communication & teamwork
  • How to solve problems & motivate pupils
  • How to build relationships
  • How to add value to education
  • Professional standards in teaching & education

Training location to be confirmed.

About the Employer

At Swinton Academy we are committed to inspiring all members of our academy community to be the best that they can be. We believe that having the highest ambitions and aspirations for our students will help them to reach their true potential and we understand that this is achieved through a shared focus on excellent standards and expectations each and every day. Our curriculum enables our learners to build their knowledge, understanding and skills over time and underpinning this is our dedication to high quality learning and teaching. We work together in a mutually inclusive environment that respects every individual and their contribution. We know that we all have a responsibility to support each other and enable everyone to access their learning opportunities effectively and safely. Working in partnership with our local and wider communities we aim to empower our young people in successfully taking their place in society. We appreciate that working together makes all the difference. Swinton Academy “A community of inspiration, excellence and opportunities for all to grow”

Skills Required

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Non judgemental

Training Provider



Teaching assistant (level 3)

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