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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Delaware Community Primary School

Delaware Primary School are looking to recruit a new Teaching Assistant Apprentice, for their Area Resource Centre (ARC), to support children with EHCP's.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2021

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

    Shifts will be ranging between the hours of 8am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Specific shifts will be negotiated with the school.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    05 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to support pupils who are in the ARC (Area Resource Centre). This is a small class, within the school, of up to 7 pupils. All pupils have an ASC diagnosis (Autistic Spectrum Condition). You will work under the direction of our two ARC teachers and will be required to train in Makaton and Team Teach (safe handling).

You will work alongside experienced staff to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be a fully competent Teaching Assistant. The successful apprentice will be provided with monthly training from our highly skilled teachers and provided with our bespoke sessions to ensure they understand every aspect of their apprenticeship and to help build their portfolio of evidence required for the Professional Discussion at End-Point Assessment.

You will be expected to:

  • Support planning and resourcing of sessions,
  • To teach and assess individuals and groups and communicate effectively with learners and staff during this process.
  • Support children with additional social and/or emotional needs
  • Support the teacher with management of the classroom
  • Prepare and maintain resources and displays
  • Attend and assist in extra-curricular activities and lunch-time duties
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to your apprenticeship

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to be able to listen carefully, follow instructions and set up activities
  • Have a keen interest in supporting young people within the ARC
  • Be able to communicate effectively with young people to support learning and development
  • Be flexible, committed and possess sound administrative and IT skills

Personal qualities

  • The candidate needs to be patient, resourceful, able to think quickly on their feet and compassionate
  • They need to have a good sense of humour and a resilient nature
  • An interest/understanding of autism and special educational needs would be an advantage
  • You should be calm, confident and demonstrate a professional approach in your dealings with young people, staff, parents and external agencies

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications are GCSE's, including maths and English, Grade C (4/5) or above.

Future prospects

As and when suitable vacancies arise within the school, the apprentice(s) will be considered.

Things to consider

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

About the employer

In December 2015, Delaware entered into the Bridge Multi-Academy Trust. Based in Cornwall, Bridge Multi-Academy Trust currently covers the whole of the South West of England. They are able to draw upon the experienced, specialist knowledge and resources of its partners giving powerful opportunities for children to learn. The Trust is committed to delivering a high quality educational provision across all academies whilst allowing and encouraging any new school or academy to respond to the particular needs of its own local community, with an expectation for outstanding service.


Delaware Community Primary School




PL18 9EN

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Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


Skills Group 01752 332442

The Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship consists of:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
  • Learner Well Being

You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you throughout your programme, offering you support throughout. Mentoring and guidance will be given to you to enable you to succeed with your apprenticeship.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have regular visits from your assessor who will monitor your progress and conduct observations within your workplace.

Whilst at Skills Group, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge/theory based, with support sessions to help you complete the required tasks.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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