Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Apprenticeship Level: Level 3 (Advanced)
Organisation: The Priory School (3-18 Education Trust) - County Training

This is an exciting opportunity to represent The Priory School which is an oversubscribed, 11-16, comprehensive situated in a popular, residential area of the County Town of Shrewsbury. There are approximately 840 students on roll with a six-form entry. The school has an excellent reputation across the county. Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils.

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What will the apprentice be doing?

• Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils
• Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
• Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in     learning and experience a sense of achievement

• Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant   strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where  appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

• Provide in-class support through promoting, supporting and facilitating inclusion by encouraging   participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
• Assist with the supervision of pupils out of directed lesson time, including lunchtimes as required, within working hours
• Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and  procedures
• Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
• Help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
• Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
• Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
• Undertake exam invigilation, following training provided
• Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher

• Contribute to effective assessment and planning, under the direction of a teacher/SENDCo, by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role
• Collaboratively plan how to support the inclusion of pupils in the learning activities

• With the SENDCO, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress or concerns about students working with
• Understand the role in order to be able to work collaboratively with teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers
• Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
• Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

• Help keep knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on your own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness
• Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school

• Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• Be aware of and comply with all school policies and procedures
• Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
• Contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the School and Trust
• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
• Attend and participate in relevant meetings, training and learning activities as required

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful applicant will receive safeguarding and health and safety training as well as on the job training from our SENDCO, teaching assistants and Higher level teaching assistants

The qualifications and experience gained upon successful completion of this apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.

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

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistant)
  • This will also include functional skills if required.
  • End point assessment
  • Certificate of completion of the standard.
  • You may have to attend formal college sessions (if English & maths are required).
  • You will learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours related to the apprenticeship standard.

Teaching Assistant L3 Apprentieship Standard

About the employer

The Priory School is an oversubscribed, 11-16, comprehensive situated in a popular, residential area of the County Town of Shrewsbury. There are approximately 840 students on roll with a six-form entry. The school has an excellent reputation across the county. As soon as you enter our school you gain a ‘feel’ for our very special ethos and culture. Students conduct themselves in an exemplary manner and have high expectations of their own and others’ conduct, both in and out of lessons. They are a pleasure to teach and be with. We are an inclusive school and value the diversity of our student body. Outcomes for our students are above average and progress over the last three years has improved year on year. We are determined to ensure this remains the case and constantly reflect on all that we do to ensure we continually improve. We have a vibrant House System that embodies all we stand for and our students participate in a range of activities, in large numbers. The system helps us to celebrate a range of talents and interests, complementing an extensive extra-curricular programme and has become an integral part of ‘Priory Life’. We believe education is about developing the individual holistically, not just academically. As a result, we have a rich and broad curriculum, to ensure the development of all our students into Selfless, Self-Assured, and Successful individuals.


The Priory School Shrewsbury

Longden Road



Link to apply



Please contact County Training for further information.




0345 678 9023

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Apprenticeship Vacancy Details

Reference Number: VAC1000185012
Organisation: The Priory School (3-18 Education Trust) - County Training
Apprenticeship Level: Level 3 (Advanced)
Apprenticeship Duration: 21 months
Job Location or Region: Shrewsbury
Wage: Annual wage - £8,030.88
Working Week: 29.25 hours per week. Monday to Friday. Term time only
Possible Start Date: 28 August 2023
Positions Available: 2