Teaching Assistant Apprentice St Oswald's Primary School

In your role as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will play a pivotal role in the development of positive educational experiences for children with a range of abilities in the school setting.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 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

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Reporting to the Head Teacher working under the direct instruction of both teaching and senior staff to enable access to learning for pupils. Key Areas:

Support for Pupils:

  • Attend to pupil’s personal needs from social, health, physical and hygiene to first aid and welfare matters
  • Supervise and support pupils
  • Establish good relationships with pupils
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage interaction and engagement in teaching activities

Supporting the Teacher

  • Prepare classroom for lessons as directed
  • Be aware of pupil problems, progress and achievements
  • Undertake pupil record keeping
  • Support in managing pupil behaviour
  • Provide clerical and administrative support
  • Assist with learning activities

Support the curriculum

  • Support pupils in learning strategies, basic ICT and understanding instructions
  • Prepare and maintain equipment

Support for the School

  • Be aware of and comply with all legislation and policies lawfully required to be followed
  • Contribute to the ethos, work and aims of the school
  • Attend meetings
  • Assist with pupil supervision outside of school lesson times
  • Attend events, visits and trips with teaching staff and pupils

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Information technology
  • Administration skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Listening skills
  • Social Media Skills
  • Team Building Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to interact with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Be flexible in approach
  • A creative and enquiring mind
  • Professional outlook and presentation
  • Discreet
  • Working operational knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A*-C English & maths or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Opportunity to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (Diploma Level 3).

Things to consider

In order to progress your application, it is essential that you email Runshaw College your current CV. Please forward as a word document to adultadmin@runshaw.ac.uk. WE CANNOT PROGRESS YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CV. Please note: this vacancy may close before the closing date if the employer deems sufficient application forms have been received

About the employer

We are a medium sized primary school in Longton with 236 pupils. The busy school office has a bursar and part time admin support.


St Oswald's Primary School


Chapel Lane



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Training provider

Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework to include NVQ Technical Certificate, Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Runshaw College


Kathy Shaw 01772 643030

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017