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Apprentice Teaching and Supporting in Schools Greenbank Primary School

To work in a busy Primary school assisting staff to work specifically with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disability. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday hours to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • To provide specialist assistance to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, including sensory, behaviour, communication, medical or physical difficulties
  • To support other staff under the direction, supervision, and guidance of the class teacher
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people
  • To provide a real, exciting, creative and personalised curriculum that is accessible to all children
  • To value individuality
  • To provide opportunities to develop the self-esteem, confidence and independence of all children
  • To create a safe, stable, welcoming and stimulating environment where individuals are happy and have a positive attitude
  • To build strong and meaningful relationships based on mutual respect and value
  • To recognise and celebrate all cultural and religious backgrounds
  • To provide a friendly, warm, welcoming school where families, school staff and other professionals work together for the benefit of the children

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • To work in accordance with relevant occupational standards
  • To have an understanding of the competency framework
  • To have a genuine interest in working with and the development of children

Personal qualities

  • To be patient, kind, considerate and with a determination to meet the needs of the pupils
  • To be reliable
  • To be conscientious
  • Punctual with good self presentation
  • To be able to work with school aged primary children and address their needs
  • To display a mature attitude towards, staff members, children and parents

Desired qualifications

  • To have obtained grade 4 and below in English and maths, or Functional Skill English and maths at minimum level 1 or equivalents

Future prospects

  • To gain valuable experience working with children who have varying special needs, and gain a level 3 training qualification the is Nationally recognised

Things to consider

  • This is very demanding both physically and emotionally, yet very rewarding at the same time
  • This role will suit someone with either previous experience and or a desire to make a difference to children's lives

About the employer

Greenbank School is based in the South end of Livwerpool it aims to:

  • Deliver the curriculum in a confident, positive and structured manner which cater for the individual child. All curriculum areas should be made fun and exciting
  • Encourage children to be self-reliant, self-disciplined.
  • Foster a happy atmosphere in which all children are encouraged to develop responsibility for managing their own behaviour in an appropriate manner to the various situations encountered.
  • Help children achieve their potential in terms of academic achievement, aesthetic appreciation and spiritual awareness
  • Provide support for children’s basic needs
  • Encourage children to trust and respect adults and peers involved in their daily routine regardless of gender, race and creed and be aware of the school’s anti-prejudice statement as an individual within the school and society – “we do not tolerate discrimination on grounds of sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, language, social class, physical or mental difference”
  • Encourage children to be tolerant and understanding with respect for the rights, views and property of others
  • Foster an awareness that each member of staff is a valuable cog in the wheel of education; decision making should be a team effort and personal prejudice should not be allowed to override positive decision making
  • Help children develop a responsible and independent attitude towards work and their roles in society
  • Involve the school in the community and work as partners with parents and their following school, also to foster the idea that education does not take place solely within the school
  • Identify strengths and areas of concern and take action accordingly by committing ourselves to on-going training and development
  • Encourage parents to have a positive interest, to recognise their value as educators, to be involved as much as possible in a way which is supportive to the staff
  • Encourage all parties to become actively involved in the Local Management of Greenbank Primary schools believes in
  • Fostering better cooperation
  • Compile and utilise resources in a manner designed to give the best possible all round education to our children
  • Fulfil national and local education guidelines. We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on


Greenbank Primary School


Mossley Avenue


L18 1JB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North West Community Services (Merseyside) Ltd


Shirley Ashcroft 01510 521 5888

Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Functional Skills in ICT, maths and English level 2 (if GCSE A-C / 8-4 is not already achieved)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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