Apprentice Teaching Assistant Kirkdale St Lawrence C Of E School

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

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £121.50 - £211.50

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £5.60 an hour for 18 - 20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship(usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    05 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Job roles will include:

  • Working within a Primary school full-time as a Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills
  • Be involved in 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 4 – 11 years
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools

Essential Criteria:

  • An eagerness to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant
  • Apassion for working with children
  • Possess relevant qualities including patience and communication
  • Ability to show professionalism at all times
  • Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff

Desirable Criteria:

  • Any previous experience working with children
  • Strong English & Mathematics

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • 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 – hard working.
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people.

Qualifications required

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of A*-C GCSE grades in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

This role could lead on to further employment as a level 2 Teaching Assistant. Candidates could also go on to achieve their Level 3 Qualification. Some candidates also go on to university (if they already hold relevant A-Level qualifications) to train as primary school teachers.

Things to consider

A DBS check will be required. For more apprenticeships like this visit our website

About the employer

Our purpose at Kirkdale Saint Lawrence is clear. Our values anchor our work and these values of friendship, respect, forgiveness, hope, trust and love are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to stimulate and challenge every child, in every lesson every day. Every child's individual development at our school is greatly enhanced by strong relationships with the adults who care for them from when they enter our early years aged three to their transition to secondary school aged eleven. Our school is highly regarded, with our pupils achieving good standards in work and behaviour. Our curriculum is rich and varied and full of ideas. We provide an education programme which will meet the needs and interests of every child in our school, and provide an environment in which all the children can learn happily and successfully.


Kirkdale St Lawrence C Of E School


Taunton Street


L15 4ND

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Training provider

  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and ICT
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by J.M. EDUCATION LIMITED


Ella Hudson 0151 609 1193

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Closing date: 28 Aug 2017