Teaching Assistant Standards

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development

Introduction to End-Point Assessment

What is End-Point Assessment?
End-point assessment (EPA) is a synoptic assessment at the end of the apprenticeship programme. EPA is carried out
by an Independent End-Point Assessor (IEPA) who has not been part of the teaching and learning.

End-Point Assessment for Teaching Assistant

The assessment plan that accompanies the Teaching Assistant standard contains a combination of assessment
methods designed to test the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) in line with the requirements for
synoptic testing under the apprenticeship reforms. The assessment plan can be found at:
NCFE’s assessment of this standard has been developed to meet the requirements of this plan and they have produced
a number of documents (including this one) that tell you everything you need to know about EPA with us.
Our Role as the Independent Training Provider would be to:

• provide on-going training for the apprentice

• provide tools and processes to support the apprentice

• carry out regular reviews with the apprentice and employer

• advise the employer when the apprentice is ready to undertake the EPA

• work collaboratively with the employer on the KSBs of the apprentice

• deliver ‘off the job’ training

• work with the employer to ensure the apprentice stays on track with their learning.

The employer would:

• support ‘on the job’ training and offers relevant experience

• conduct reviews to monitor progress

• determine when the apprentice is ready to attempt the EPA

• perform observations of the apprentice, carried out by competent Teaching Assistants and HLTAs, Line Managers, Class Teachers and Mentors

• work with the training provider (where appropriate and applicable) to carry out a continuous review of the evidence generated by the apprentice as part of the on-programme assessment process

Your role as the apprentice would be to:

• participate fully in your training and development

• actively contribute to their performance review

• contribute to the decision on the timing of their EPA

• meet all Gateway requirements when advised by your employer

• gather evidence from the on-programme training to support the Portfolio of Evidence and Professional Discussion.

Join our Teaching Assistant on Facebook!

Address Campus Training Limited
First Floor, Norfolk House
Norfolk Way
Uckfield, TN22 1EP

Telephone Number 01825 749390

Email Address jo@campustraining.co.uk

Back to top