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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice with PE responsibilities Telford Infant School

Working under guidance of PE Lead and Deputy Head to work towards TA Level 3 with PE responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity to work with pupils from Reception through to Year 2 whilst also being given the opportunity to share your own expertise and think creatively about how to help the school move forward with PE.

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Closing date: 10 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 8.30am - 4.00pm Lunch 11.30am to 12.00noon Term time only, plus 5 INSET Days (39 weeks per year)

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of relevant areas of the curriculum or age range or SEN, in supporting teaching, learning and development of pupils
  • Be involved in and contribute to whole school policy development
  • The post has some responsibility for physical resources, through safe/secure record keeping and maintenance/management of learning resources
  • Use specialist knowledge, expertise, training to provide appropriate and differentiated support to pupils
  • Support families to respond to pupils needs
  • Observe and promote pupil performance and development
  • Co-ordinate and organise pupils attending extra curricular activities including helping and organising lunchtime activities to encourage active lunchtimes
  • Support pupils within the classroom under the guidance of class teacher
  • Set up of PE resources for class teachers
  • Model good practice and contribute to planning and delivery of PE within school
  • Be able to work in a variety of school settings and at different key stages
  • Further raise the profile and enjoyment of sport within the school community
  • Support the PE Leader in organising the participation of students in schools activities, school clubs and tournaments/competitions (both internal and external)
  • Attend cluster meetings with PE lead
  • Become an active part of our team, prepared to go the extra mile for the benefit of our school community
  • Follow school policies and behave professionally
  • Maintain confidentiality inside and outside the workplace

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have a detailed understanding of at least one area of the curriculum
  • Have experience of working to support children/pupils learning
  • Have understanding and experience of ICT as a learning tool and be able to use this in the classroom
  • Have an understanding of schools policies and how they relate to local and national framework/policies for learning
  • Basic knowledge of First Aid if possible though training can be given
  • Confident building and maintaining relationships with young children
  • Be pro-active in offering ideas and contribute to whole school review
  • Able to adapt teaching styles to the needs of groups or individual pupils

Personal qualities

  • Able to exercise initiative and independent action
  • Relates well to children, parents, staff and other professionals
  • Able to organise and lead activities for children
  • Able to take responsibility for an area of learning/development
  • Good communication and listening skills and be able to present information verbally and in writing to others
  • Works well with other people
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Reliable, committed and a team player
  • Sense of humour

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum Grade 4 (C) or equivalent in English and maths
  • Hold a recognised and relevant qualification at NVQ level 2 (or equivalent) or have evidence of equivalent knowledge and experience

Future prospects

A permanent position may become available upon completion of training depending on attitude and performance during the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

A DBS check will be needed for this role.

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About the employer

Telford Infant School is a 3 form entry Infant school based in the north of Leamington Spa with approximately 270 children on roll. Our children thrive within the vibrant and challenging curriculum that we provide. Learning in our school goes way beyond the classroom walls and often beyond the school day!  We work exceptionally hard to make sure that each child is a success and achieves beyond their potential.

We take great pride in our school and enjoy sharing our learning with visitors, who are very welcome to our school. If you would like to see us in action then please do contact us to arrange a visit.



Telford Infant School


Kelvin Road

Leamington Spa

CV32 7TE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Coventry College


Sharon Barker 02476 791742

  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant 
  • Tech Cert
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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