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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Bank Leaze Primary School

The role of Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being.

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Closing date: 20 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

    Monday - Friday, between 8.30 until 3.30

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What We Are Looking For:

 • Someone with a spark to ignite learning and make primary school a great experience for all pupils

• A knowledgeable Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant with experience of supporting children to reach their potential.

• A Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant that is committed to assisting children to learn and develop.

• A Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant with experience of working with a diverse group of children.

 • A Learning Support Assistant/Teaching Assistant who will share our commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of/willingness to learn about how children develop
  • How to support children in literacy and/or numeracy; how children learn and how to motivate them, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of/willingness to learn about behaviour management strategies
  • Able to communicate and break down information to make it learnable

Personal qualities

  • Professional attitude 
  • Confidence in your own ability to want to learn and develop
  • Enthusiastic and have an interest in working with children
  • Reliable, committed and punctual attitude
  • Hard working ethic 
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing situations

Desired qualifications

  • Education to GCSE standard with a minimum of GCSE grade A*-C (9-4) in maths and English or equivalent qualification

Future prospects

Successful completion of the Apprenticeship can lead to a full time permanent position within school.

Things to consider

Why You’ll Want To Join Us

 • We are a Good Academy in all areas with Outstanding in EYFS

 • You’ll work in a supportive environment

• You’ll receive genuine support and opportunities to develop you, and open up career opportunities in the Oasis Community and beyond

• You’ll be part of a team that believes every child should go to a great school as we work tirelessly to provide the children with an outstanding education.

 • You understand education is not solely about excellent attainment results but includes much more than that

•Community is key, Oasis Academy Bank Leaze is part of the Oasis Community, we strongly believe in investing in local communities to bring about positive change. As part of the North Bristol Hub alongside Oasis Academy Long Cross and Oasis Academy Brightstowe we strive to communicate well, share ideas and support our local community, as best we can.

All apprenticeships require an Enhanced DBS check before the commencement of the role due to working with children

About the employer

At Oasis Academy Bank Leaze we are passionate in creating a school to allows children to enjoy the early stages of their education and beyond. We want to ignite a thirst for learning and a curiosity for life.

We allow children to explore who they are, who they are becoming and provide them with the platform to explore their environment all around them.

We encourage every child to be the best that they can be. We encourage a work ethic that empowers every child to achieve their best academically. We encourage a sense of community and love in our school family that makes Oasis Bank Leaze a very special place to be.


Bank Leaze Primary School


Corbet Close


BS11 0SN

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Training provider

Let Me Play Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Let Me Play Ltd


Vicky Williams 07511842740

Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills if required 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This training programme focuses on developing classroom delivery and work within schools.

The qualification aims to grow your existing skillset in the following key areas:

  • Increased mastery of the critical stages of child and adolescent development
  • Enhance understanding of the types of influences that can affect this development
  • Become fully adept in supporting teachers with the planning of activities, as well as creating own activity plans
  • Evaluation of personal performance in relation to supporting literacy, numeracy, and ICT
  • Amplify knowledge of safeguarding, and emergency procedures
  • Understand legislation with regard to confidentiality, data protection, and information sharing

All candidates take part in an initial intense training programme at the start of the selection process.

During this period our experienced staff will prepare candidates for their placements by giving them the foundations that they will need for securing a placement.

Our employability team will also be on hand to support with interview skills ready for a placement interview.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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