Teaching Assistant Apprentice Southwold Primary School

In your role as an Advanced 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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £185.00 - £240.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

In your role as an Advanced 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.

Support for Pupils:

  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes including, social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual need
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupil
  • 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 classroom as directed for lessons, clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils work.
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agree
  • Undertake basic pupil record keeping as requested.
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate.

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3 and early years, 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 u

Support for the School:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professional
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes as directed.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

This is a description of the main duties and responsibilities of the post at the date of production. The duties may change over time as requirements and circumstances change. The person in the post may also have to carry out other duties as may be necessary from time to time.

General Requirements

  • Attend tutorials and complete coursework for the relevant NVQ Level to high standard.
  • Enhanced DBS Check.
  • Strong commitment to furthering equalities in both service delivery and employment practice.

You must promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young and vulnerable people that you are responsible for or come into contact with.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good numeracy/literacy skills.
  • Use basic technology including, computer, video and photocopier.
  • Ability to relate to children and adults.
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within the
  • Display commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young peopl
  • Participate in development and training opportunities.

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to own personal and professional development.
  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Empathy with the aims and objectives of the Harris Federation
  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school classroom environment will be required
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
  • Does what they say they will do  when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator - good listener, sincere and able to win people over
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative

Qualifications required

The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and Maths, though consideration will be given to highly-motivated young people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, Maths & ICT) at Levels 1 & 2.


Future prospects

Learners can progress onto a Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching and Learning and/or assessment against the Higher Level Teaching Assistant professional standards to achieve HLTA status. Level 4 qualifications in a relevant area, the Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree, are also open to successful candidates.

Things to consider

All training will be delivered by Youthforce. Visit our website at: www.youthforce.co.uk for more information, or call on 01273776779 Interested applicants are asked to attend a recruitment day. Date & venue confirmed once applications received. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

We commit funding to ensure that there is a teaching and learning assistant as well as a teacher in every class and our staff work extremely hard to ensure that we provide the very best education for all of our pupils. Southwold has been working in partnership with Orchard School since January 2012. This has offered many opportunities for improvement and the development of best practise across our two school sites. Our revitalised building has created new learning spaces and we aim to create learning experiences for children that will foster creative thinkers and lifelong learners. Rigorous quality assurance processes and thorough ongoing training opportunities ensure that we provide a high standard of teaching, with the commitment that every child has the opportunity to make a successful start to their education.


Southwold Primary School


Detmold Road


E5 9NL

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support of Teaching and Learning in schools
  • Level 2 Functional skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional skills in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional skills in ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by YOUTH FORCE LIMITED


Cara Noonan 01273776779 cara.noonan@youthforce.co.uk

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Oct 2017