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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Reference No: 35883
Staffordshire University Academy
Weekly salary
Cannock Chase
Hours per week
Hednesford Green Heath
WS12 4JH

About this opportunity

An amazing opportunity is available as a Teaching Assistant at Staffordshire University Academy. In this role you will support teachers and students in the classroom in lessons and become an integral part of the school support workforce.

A normal day would include:

• Working as an apprentice Teaching Assistant you will provide support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all students
• During lessons, you will work together with the class teacher to support students with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour
• Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all students to progress, achieve and overcome any problems
• You will support all areas of the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and ICT within the classroom
• You will also accompany teaching staff and students on trips and other out-of-school activities.
• You will also act as a role model for students and be a positive influence on their behaviour and performance at school. Hence, the importance that you demonstrate maturity and excellence in all you do

At the end of your apprenticeship, you will achieve the nationally recognised Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, as well as valuable work experience, which will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time teaching assistant position. A newly qualified teaching assistant can earn between £14,000 and £21,000 per annum

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

• GCSE A*-C/9-4 in Maths and English

Personal Qualities

• Able to communicate effectively at all levels
• Motivated and enthusiastic
• Presentable appearance
• Fun and friendly personality
• Reliable and conscientious


• Good organisational skills and ability to work on own initiative
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Good time management skills
• Willingness to undertake any training provided
• Team player
• Excellent communication skills


Cannock Chase WS12 4JH
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