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Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship St James C Of E Primary School

To assist with the planning and preparation of materials and delivery of the curriculum, direct group activities within and away from the classroom, assist with the assessment of children's progress.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 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, school hours term time only

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Support the ethos of the school and follow school routines and procedures. · Undertake a programme of induction and attend in-service training within and outside school as directed by the Headteacher.
  • Be aware of, and maintain, confidential issues as required. Under the direction of the teacher and/or line manager to:
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of designated areas of the curriculum (for example Mathematics / English).
  • Support pupils in accessing and understanding lesson objectives. 
  • Support pupil's progress by keeping up to date with issues pertinent to the curricular area by continued professional development ( for example the National Numeracy Strategy approach to calculation).
  • Support the teacher in the identification and assessment of learning needs, adapting resources and delivery as appropriate.
  • Support the teacher in the assessment, recording, and reporting of pupils' progress.
  • Support the implementation of the school's behaviour policy.
  • Direct group activities within and away from the classroom including: - implementing 'catch up' programmes with targeted groups (for example Springboard, Additional Literacy Support);
    • explaining and clarifying tasks;
    • modelling language use and extending pupil's explanations;
    • using questioning to probe understanding and to extend pupil's thinking; and
    • adapting resources to suit learning needs.
  • Participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of individual education plans with the teacher and SEN Co-ordinator.
  • Assist in the planning, preparation and clearing away of resources necessary for the delivery of the curriculum, including IT.
  • Promote the self-esteem, progress and independent learning of children.
  • Provide regular feedback to the teacher and, where relevant, the SENCO on the participation and progress of pupils.
  • Contribute to reviews of children's progress as required.
  • Facilitate the inclusion of children with special educational needs and their access to the curriculum.
  • Support, as directed, links between home and school.
  • Liaise, as directed, with other professionals to support children's needs. · Assist with the movement of pupils around the building and
  • Surrounding areas and with activities away from the classroom within and outside lesson time.
  • RS2 – Job Description (created by HR Services – October 2013)
  • Participate in general school activities including assembly, break and lunch-time activities, sports day, school visits etc. as required.
  • Be aware of and promote children's general welfare and follow the school's health and safety procedures.
  • Assist with the preparation and mounting of display materials.
  • Carry out other duties as directed by the headteacher.
  • To undertake designated administrative and clerical tasks, in order to support teaching and learning.
  • Undergo review of duties and responsibilities according to the school’s schedule.

This Job Description covers the main duties and responsibilities of the job. Other activities commensurate with this Job Description may from time to time be undertaken by the Job Holder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Knowledge of the Literacy and/or Numeracy Strategies and the principles of inclusion Behaviour management skills. Good team worker. The ability and willingness to work flexibly within the school. A calm but authoritative manner with pupils.

Personal qualities

We require an enthusiastic, caring and positive person to join our dedicated support staff team

Desired qualifications

  • Certificate in Learning Support (or an equivalent qualification).
  • Have attended relevant training (e.g. Literacy/Numeracy strategies, behaviour management etc.)
  • Willingness to undertake further training, as appropriate.
  • The ability to relate well to pupils, parents and staff.
  • The ability to develop high quality learning resources without substantial direction from the teacher.
  • The ability to accurately record and report on pupils’ progress.
  • The ability to follow and apply the teacher’s instructions and clearly explain these to pupils.

Future prospects

Potential for a full time role upon completion of the apprenticeship 

Things to consider

Commitment to working with young people. Willingness to work in support of the inclusive ethos of the school. Willingness and ability to attend Education Days (as appropriate) for which you will receive pay. Police clearance.

About the employer

St James is a very happy school where staff are dedicated to providing a secure and caring environment.  Christian values are at the heart of all we do and determine school policies and practices.  We recognise that our pupils are individuals and by knowing them all well, we are able to ensure they are supported and challenged at all levels.  Staff work hard to ensure that the curriculum is always exciting and motivating.  All of these, together with the high expectations we have of each child, means they flourish as confident learners in this safe and loving atmosphere. 


St James C Of E Primary School


Vicarage Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Riverside Training Ltd


Rebecca McLauchlan 01432 359 244

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard delivered by Riverside Training 
  • Any other job specific training

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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