Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2023 12:00
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust - HEAD OFFICE Fenham Hall Drive Newcastle NE4 9YH NE4 9YH
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information
You will be an employee of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust (BBCET).

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust
c/o Sacred Heart High School
Fenham Hall Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 2747373
e-mail: recruitment@bbcet.org
website: www.bishopbewickcet.org 

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust have several teaching assistant apprentice opportunities to join across the trust. As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant, you will provide classroom support duties including curriculum related tasks and small group work in close collaboration with other school staff.

Annual Salary - National Living Wage based on Age Annual Gross Salary based on age (Under 18 8,918) (18-20 12,651) (21-22 17,195) (23+ 17,600)

Apprenticeship level - Advanced Level 3 (A level)

Working week

37 Hours Per Week Term Time with additional 5 Days Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm Friday 8am – 3.30pm ½ hour lunch break

Expected duration - 18 Months

Possible start date - 04 Jan 2024

Apprenticehsip roles will be available at the following locations:

Our Lady and St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Newcastle 
St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School, North Shields 
St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, West Denton
English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School, Fenham
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Heaton
St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Sandyford

Classroom Organisation: 

• Responsible for the organisation, classroom maintenance, setting out, clearing away and care of resources to create a purposeful and attractive learning environment
• Assisting in the preparation, maintenance and repair of books, apparatus and equipment, to include cataloguing and stocktaking of all resources  
• Preparing pupils’ work for display in the classroom and around the school 
• Demonstrating creativity in assisting with the practical resourcing of the classroom 
 Pupil Support:  
• Working with pupils directly on curriculum related tasks under the direction of the teacher  
• Contributing to the delivery of all aspects of the curriculum for pupils, including assessment, recording and reporting procedures and the maintenance of Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), including the preparation of reports and reviews under the guidance of a designated teacher  
• Giving relevant feedback to the teacher regarding the social, emotional and physical needs of pupils thus offering the teacher support in their assessment  
• Contributing to monitoring and evaluating the learning environment provided for the pupils in his/her care and using this evaluation to help make necessary changes and developments within the classroom  
• Working with teachers and other staff in planning the teaching programme and associated activities  
• Taking an active role in liaising with external agencies and preparing reports for and contributing to reviews  
• Following the school policy documents and schemes of work to keep updated with school and National Curriculum documentation 
 Welfare and other duties:  
• Under teacher overall control, accepting shared responsibility for the creation of a safe environment for pupils within and outside the classroom  
• Assisting in the supervision of pupils particularly at break periods and the beginning and end of sessions  
• Providing general care and welfare by responding appropriately to the social, emotional and physical needs of pupils. This might include attending to sick or injured pupils, taking sick pupils home and investigating reasons for absence  
• Administer medication to pupils in accordance with the school’s policy and procedures (only where the postholder, in accordance with the LEA guidance, has agreed to be the named volunteer for this task) 
• Supervising other Support Assistants as required  
• Promote and implement the Trust's equalities policies in all aspects of employment and service delivery  
• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people s/he is responsible for or comes into contact with  
• Assist in maintaining a healthy, safe, and secure environment and to act in accordance with the Trust’s policies and procedures  
• Promote understanding of the Trust’s mission, vision and values and lead by example through outstanding professional conduct 

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard 
All training is delivered at the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Although a permanent position cannot be guaranteed, candidates who have successfully completed their apprenticeship would be actively encouraged to apply for any appropriate vacancies as they arise across the Trust’s 39 schools.   

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Two references are required from current and previous employers (or education establishment if applicant not in employment). Candidates can apply for multiple locations. Bishop Bewick Application form is to be completed and sent to Trust.

About the employerOur Trust is a family of 39 Roman Catholic schools across Newcastle, North Tyneside & Northumberland. We have a shared vision to ensure that all the children in our schools experience the best education possible. The Trust currently have several vacancies for Teaching Assistants and Early Years Practitioners.Employer



Training provider


Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship recruitment team

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
Please note
This job is closed for applications.