Teaching Assistant Apprentice PRIORSLEE MULTI-ACADEMY TRUST

Our Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school is looking to recruit 2 Apprentice Teaching Assistants for Reception and Year 1. If you have the desire to inspire we would welcome your application. Depending on the difficulties experienced by any child, you may be involved with individual support, group support, social and physical support.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Working times between: 8.00am - 4.30pm 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. This will include everyday covering either a lunch club or an after school club.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice teaching assistant you will be part of a team supporting children in school. Depending on the difficulties experienced by any child, you may be involved with individual support, group support, social and physical support. You may also be asked to address pupil issues such as toileting incidents, sickness etc. This work may be delivered within the classroom as well as in other areas of the school, but always under the guidance of the class teacher.

General Duties:

  • Working under the direction of the class teacher on curriculum coverage and requirements
  • Supporting children both individually, as well as a member of a collaborative group
  • Supporting any social and organisational skills
  • Monitoring behaviour
  • Carrying out specific programmes devised to meet specific needs
  • Recording activities in the classroom when requested by the class teacher
  • Preparing appropriate materials and resources for a particular activity
  • Taking part in routine liaisons with professionals involved with the pupils
  • Sharing any concerns, about children to the class teacher or designated member of staff for child protection

Support for the Academy:

  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the academy
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals and colleagues
  • Attend any relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will need:

  • Ideally you will have phonics experience

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need:

  • Mature personality
  • Empathy with children and parents
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Patience
  • A desire to work with young children in line with the national curriculum

Qualifications required

To apply for this position, you will need:

  • GCSE Maths grade D or above or an equivalent Maths qualification
  • GCSE English grade D or above or an equivalent English qualification

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship it is hoped that the candidate will be offered a permanent position.

Things to consider

The apprentice may have access to information which is both sensitive and detailed and this must be regarded as confidential. Liaison with parents is primarily the manager’s responsibility and any discussions with parents over specific concerns, queries or information should take place in the presence of the manager. Opportunities for professional development may be available as they occur within the school policy for In-service Training. School policy document on special educational needs and other curriculum areas are available to support this In-service Training. Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College and invited in for a face to face interview as part of our screening process. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices from the 1st April 2017 is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by this age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate for their age.

About the employer

This is a larger than average Primary School with approximately 70 staff members.




Priorslee Avenue



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Training provider

As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be working towards a workplace training plan within their organisation as well as working towards the apprenticeship framework components with Telford College.

The candidate will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Support Teaching and Learning
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English
  • Functional Skills Level 1 Mathematics
  • Functional Skills Level 1 ICT
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  •  Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


Carol Bailey 01952 642271 apprentices@tcat.ac.uk

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017