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We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic Early Years and Foundation Stage/Year One Teaching Assistant. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate that they can support the delivery of an inclusive, nurturing and child centred learning experience, designed to ensure that all children succeed and develop a love of learning.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 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

    Mon - Fri (Term time)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Having formal and informal meetings with teachers to contribute to planning lessons/activities
  • Preparing materials and resources
  • Supporting differentiated activities with identified groups
  • Supervising practical task
  • Assist by carrying out structured classroom assessment/observation, providing feedback to teaching staff
  • Be involved in keeping records of the progress made by the children
  • Support teachers in managing class behaviour, helping keep the children on task and well-motivated
  • Supervise small group activities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent timekeeper

Personal qualities

  • Working in a school environment is exciting and challenging and our successful candidate will be flexible, reliable, trustworthy, able to work independently, show initiative, remain confidential at all times and be ready for all eventualities  
  • They should also have a willingness to learn from all members of the school team   
  • Sense of humour
  • Excellent role model
  • Motivated to develop as an individual and complete the training to achieve the qualification

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English - GCSE's grade 9-4 or A*-C or equivalent

Future prospects

Fully qualified and will be able to apply for a permanent teaching assistant role if available. 

About the employer

The Redstart Learning Partnership (TRLP) is situated in south Somerset and is a Multi Academy Trust of 10 Primary schools - The Redstart Primary School, Buckland St Mary Primary School, Castle Primary School, Minerva Primary School , Holy Trinity Primary School, Ashill Primary School, Hatch Beauchamp Primary School, Winsham Primary School, Priorswood Primary School and Stockland C of E Primary Academy.  

Each school within the Partnership serves its local community and has its own unique identity whilst being a key part of our strong network. We believe that this is integral to the success of our Partnership. This is both strengthened and enhanced by the extremely close working relationship between the schools, which  has enabled us to provide high quality senior  leadership, excellent CPD and school improvement support to ensure each school continues to thrive and improve. By sharing key personnel, core policies and admin systems we have been able to ensure that all schools attain consistently high expectations in all areas.  




St Mary's Close


TA20 3SJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Richard Huish College


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team 01823 424603

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Functional skills in maths, English and ICT (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA) - in addition to the Diploma, apprentices will be working towards achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours for the Teaching Assistant Standard. This is achieved on completion of an externally assessed end point assessment
  • Learners will need to complete a portfolio of evidence to support this and the EPA consists of the following activities: practical observation with questions & answers. professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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