Children & Young Peoples Workforce Apprenticeship - Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Level 2 Tankersley St Peters Primary School

To undertake duties to enable access to learning for all pupils, including Pupils with additional needs. To provide general classroom and Lunchtime support for the Foundation Stage setting, including preparation, and maintenance of resources and support to staff and pupils.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £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

    Term Time, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Tankersley St Peter’s C.E. (Aided) Primary School is a friendly community school where there is a highly motivated, committed and supportive team.  We are graded Good by OFSTED and looking to move to outstanding. We are proud to be in the top 3% of schools nationally.

Due to the introduction of the Government 30 hours nursery funded hours, We are looking for an Early Years Apprentice, to join our team, here at Tankersley.

This successful applicant will undertake duties to support the class Teacher to deliver outstanding learning in our Early Years Foundation Stage, whilst completing a relevant Level 2 qualification.

We are seeking a colleague who is :

  • Committed to being a member of a hard working team
  • Energetic and enthusiastic, with a passion for starting a career working in an educational setting
  • Willing to participate in training courses to further qualifications

We can offer you:

  • A strong community school with a friendly and supportive staff
  • An opportunity to use your initiative to develop an exciting role in school
  • A wide and varied creative curriculum
  • Wonderful pupils who make good progress in their learning
  • A supportive partnership with parents
  • A dedicated Governing body
  • To work under the direct instruction of teaching staff
  • To carry out duties in both the Classroom and Outdoor environment 
  • Support all pupils, including pupils with additional needs in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher, either as a group or on a 1:1 basis
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate

Support for the Teacher

  • Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work
  • Assist the teacher in delivering learning activities
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested and other basic record keeping
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of routine equipment/resources/materials
  • Provide clerical/administrative support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting
  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean and orderly working environment
  • Support for the Curriculum
  • Support pupils to understand teacher instructions
  • Support pupils in respect of their learning, as directed by the teacher
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their  use
  • Monitor and arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies
  • Operation of every day equipment in accordance with instructions

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Functional Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff

Apprenticeships start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.

It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employers Vacancy Criteria.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Basic knowledge of first aid
  • Willingness to undertake first aid training
  • Use basic technology – computer, video, photocopier
  • Friendly & polite
  • Excellent time keeper
  • Presentable appearance

Qualifications required

  • 2  GCSEs in English and Maths Grade A to C or 4-9 or equivalent level 2 Adult literacy and Numeracy
  • Willingness to participate in the National Apprenticeship Programme to achieve a Level 2 Qualification in a relevant Early years certificate

Future prospects

Possible progression onto an advanced qualification.

Things to consider

Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • National Insurance Number • Updated CV Please send your updated CV to If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. Please ensure travel to this employer's location is realistic and something you could commit to.

About the employer

Primary School -We have a clear set of school aims. We want your children to aim high and have an abundance of self-belief; we encourage them to have enquiring minds and enterprising ideas. We instil a strong community spirit, which is based on mutual respect for one another.


Tankersley St Peters Primary School


Westwood New Road


S75 3DA

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Training provider

Delivery to be completed onsite and day release at Barnsley College. Student  to complete an Intermediate technical certificate in Children & Young People's Workforce.

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Rachelle Schofield 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017