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Apprentice Teaching Assistant St Benedict's C Of E V A Junior School

We are seeking to appoint 1 enthusiastic Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team. We are a friendly, welcoming school with a creative curriculum that believes in educating the whole child; we have high standards and last year received a ‘Good’ judgement from Ofsted.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 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

    Term-time only (plus potential opportunities for additional hours through extra-curricular clubs) Monday – Friday. Times TBC. Start September 2021.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We have one vacancy to join our team.

The Teaching Assistant position will be based in one of our classrooms and will include working with children with behavioural, social and emotional needs. The successful candidate should have:

  • A desire to work with children
  • Consistent high expectations of learning and behaviour
  • A flexible approach to working with the class teacher
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • A good sense of humour
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy (C/4 or above at GCSE)
  • The ability to organise/run outdoor playground/field games at lunchtime

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A willingness to learn and work alongside practitioners within the setting

  • An interest in children and how they develop and play
  • The ability to work with children who need personal care and support on a daily basis

Personal qualities

Good communication skills

  • Flexible
  • To carry out personal care on children up to the age of 11
  • To treat everyone as an individual
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Sense of humour
  • Confident
  • The ability to work using own initiative

Desired qualifications

Good secondary education.

  • To have achieved four Gcse's including English and maths to C/4 or above, or Functional Skills, or equivalent.

Future prospects

By becoming part of the team at St. Benedicts you will have the opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals and learn skills that will support you through your working life.

Things to consider

All confirmed posts will be subject to DBS checks.

About the employer

St Benedict's Junior School provides education for children between 7 and 11 years of age. 

Our school is a welcoming environment which is aesthetically pleasing and academically stimulating. It is one which motivates pupils to recognise their talents in the fields of learning, artistic expression and physical achievement.

We are very proud of the fact that we have been awarded Dyslexia Friendly School Status and Healthy School Status.

We have strong links with both St Benedict’s Church where we hold our services and The Church of St John the Baptist. In fact most of the choristers in the excellent St John’s choir attend St Benedict’s School.

To achieve the aim of our mission statement ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’, we seek to provide a Christian environment, where we endeavour to engender in young people self-confidence, appreciation of the skills of their peers and sensitivity to the needs of others.


St Benedict's C Of E V A Junior School


Benedict Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Strode College

  • Teaching Assistant level 3
  • Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma
  • Functional Skills English, maths

Strode College will support the successful candidate with the knowledge-based evidence to support them through their award and understanding of the unit criteria required. As well as regular study at college, the candidate will be provided with a skilled assessor who will be able to offer extra support.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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