Ysgol Alun – Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (x2)


Location: Wrexham Rd, Mold CH7 1EP

Subject: Apprenticeship

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Fixed Term

Salary Type: Monthly

Salary: £144.30 per week

Start date: 05/09/2022

As a teaching assistant you would support teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.

Job roles will include:

  • Working within a Secondary school full-time as a Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting pupils with additional learning needs (ALN)
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills
  • Be involved in creating displays and preparing resources
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Understand the safeguarding and behaviour policy and their role within these policies
  • Working with children aged 11 to 16 years
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom
  • Raise self esteem by showing interest in pupils’ work.
  • Assist individual children in educational tasks.
  • Provide information for ALN reviews.
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools
  • To undertake whole class supervision in the absence of the class teacher following pre-determined learning programmes.
  • To record and report attendance at lessons in accordance with school policy.
  • Exam invigilation.
  • Administration support.

Essential criteria:

  • An eagerness to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant
  • A passion for working with children
  • Possess relevant qualities including patience and communication
  • Ability to show professionalism at all time
  • Have good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Be enthusiastic, competent and well-organised
  • Have the ability to relate to children and adults offering a firm but friendly approach
  • Be confident when dealing with young people and able to manage small groups of teenagers in an assertive manner
  • Be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy
  • Have the ability to remain calm when dealing with difficult situations
  • Be flexible enough to cope with changing situations and use own initiative
  • Be able to work as a team member
  • Have experience of working positively with young people (11-18 year olds) in an educational situation
  • Have good IT and organisational skills

Desirable personal qualities:

  • Any previous experience working with children
  • Any previous experience with Additional Learning Needs
  • Communicational skills relevant to both children and adults
  • Competent skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT
  • Ability to self-manage and organise own time
  • Personal qualities
  • Reliable
  • Smart appearance
  • Professional attitude
  • A level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required
  • Ambitious and hard working
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people

Training to be provided:

  • The Apprenticeship includes both on-the- job learning and off-the-job training which leads to nationally recognised qualifications


  • Four GCSEs grade C or above, including Mathematics and English
  • OR minimum NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
  • OR relevant experience

Apprenticeship to be undertaken:

  • Level 2/3 Supporting, Teaching and Learning



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