Apprentice Teaching Assistant Bushmead Primary School

Working in a thriving primary school, these posts are to provide general classroom assistance, support children with their learning and assist with lunch and play time activities.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 33.75

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Bushmead Primary School caters for children aged 4 to 11 years old. As a Teaching Assistant in our school, your duties will include:

  • Following agreed lesson plans to support the teaching and learning of individual or groups of pupils.
  • Contributing to the development of pupils.
  • Contributing to the planning of teaching and learning for the class and/or for individual pupils.
  • Working closely with class teachers.
  • Attending meetings and providing feedback.
  • Working with children during lunch time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children.
  • Able to contribute to the support and development of children.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Basic ICT skills.
  • Knowledge of equality issues.
  • Good timekeeper.

Personal qualities

  • Professional appearance and manner.
  • Enthusiasm and confidence when working with children.
  • Quick and enthusiastic learner.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Prepared to learn new skills.
  • Able to contribute constructively to and work effectively as a team member.
  • Reliable.
  • Honest.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades A* - D in English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

After completing your apprenticeship in Teaching & Learning Support Assistant successfully, you will have some great experience and a qualification to support your next career step.

Things to consider

As this is a term-time only role, it is expected that the post holder will take annual leave during the school holidays. The role may involve lifting of children and equipment. There may also be the requirement to clear up after a pupil has been ill or had a spillage/toileting accident.

About the employer

Bushmead Primary School caters for children from 4 to 11 years of age and was formed in September 2000 following the amalgamation of the Bushmead Infant and Junior schools. The current school building is a combination of the former Infant and Junior school buildings and an extension which joined both schools in 1999. The facilities within the building include two school halls, two ICT suites and 27 classrooms. Additionally, there are five mobile classrooms one of which is used as a Music room.


Bushmead Primary School


Bushmead Road



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Training provider

  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Level 2.
  • Functional Skills in English Level 2 (where required).
  • Functional Skills in Maths & ICT Level 1 (where required).

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Luton Borough Council


Zura Khan 01582 490033

Other information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Because of the nature of this post, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken.

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this position please visit the Luton Borough Council website.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017