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Apprentice Early Year Teaching Assistant Woodlea County Primary School

To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching staff to support the delivery of quality learning and teaching and to help raise standards of achievement for all pupils in our Early Years setting.

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Closing date: 20 Sep 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

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    27 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching staff to support the delivery of quality learning and teaching and to help raise standards of achievement for all pupils in our Early Years setting
  • To encourage the participation of pupils in the social and academic processes of the school, and enable Early Years pupils to become more independent learners
  • To undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom

Support for Pupils, Teachers and the Curriculum:

  • Work in partnership with teachers and other professional agencies to provide effective support with learning activities
  • Awareness of and work within school policies and procedures
  • Support pupils to understand instructions, support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task based on the expectations for individual pupils
  • Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
  • Support the work of volunteers and other teaching assistants in the classroom
  • Assist in escorting and supervising pupils on educational visits and out of school activities where appropriate
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
  • Support children’s learning through play and planned learning activities
  • Maintenance of a clean, safe and tidy learning environment
  • Support pupils in developing and implementing their own personal and social development
  • Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence

 Support for the School:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding/child protection, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Show a duty of care to pupils and staff, and take appropriate action to comply with health and safety requirements at all times
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure that all pupils have access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school
  • Maintain good relationships with colleagues and work together as a team
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Demonstrate and promote commitment to equal opportunities and to the elimination of behaviour and practices that could be discriminatory

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Adaptable
  • Flexible
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Flexibility
  • Good Sense of Humour
  • Calm temperament

Desired qualifications

GCSE English and maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Dependant of budget and staff movement after completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

School Ethos

“What have you done today to make you feel proud?”  Heather Small 2000

Our school motto is ‘Proud’, and it is not just a word in Woodlea, it is a sentiment that is engrained into the ethos of our school. Therefore, I am proud to have the opportunity to serve as Headteacher of our fabulous school and work with all sections of the school community to ensure that Woodlea remains a very special place in which to learn and grow.

At Woodlea we aim to:

  • Provide opportunities for all children to achieve their full potential
  • provide a broad, balanced, exciting curriculum within a caring and welcoming environment
  • foster a ‘have a go’ attitude, where children feel safe to try new things
  • celebrate children’s successes
  • create a school ethos that is firmly based on mutual trust, respect and tolerance
  • encourage caring and thoughtful attitudes
  • nurture confidence, resilience and independence
  • empower pupils to make informed decisions and choices


Woodlea County Primary School


Woodlea Cp School

Houghton Le Spring


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College Durham

  • Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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