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Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice Henry Chadwick Primary School

An amazing new opportunity for the right candidate to work under the direct instruction of teaching staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher. Provide general support to the teacher in the care of pupils and management of the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

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Closing date: 05 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, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Statement of Purpose

To work under the direct instruction of teaching staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher.  Provide general support to the teacher in the care of pupils and management of the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.  Assist teachers in the following:

Support to Teacher:

  • Provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers
  • Support the teacher in the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans
  • Assist in maintaining classroom discipline through the implementation of the school’s behaviour management strategies
  • Provide support to pupils to achieve learning goals, e.g. guided reading
  • Assist the teacher with the planning of learning activities.
  • Assist the teacher in monitoring pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc
  • Undertake appropriate basic admin tasks

Support to Pupils:

  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid and welfare matters
  • Arrange medical/dental visits as appropriate
  • Provide general support to pupils ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice

Support to Curriculum:

  • Assist the teacher in the preparation and development of agreed curriculum activities/materials
  • To provide support in literacy/numeracy/SEN strategies
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school);

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Liaise effectively with teachers/parents/guardians, welfare officers, health visitors and other professional staff as part of the routine consultative process
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice
  • Good understanding of areas of learning, e.g. literacy, numeracy, science, SEN or Early Years
  • Use of other equipment technology – DVS, photocopier, Interactive Whiteboard
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people
  • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Willing to work towards Level 3 or recognised equivalent

Personal qualities

  • Customer focused
  • Has a friendly yet professional and respectful approach which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect
  • Open, honest and an active listener
  • Takes responsibility and accountability
  • Committed to the needs of the pupils, parents and other stakeholders and challenge barriers and blocks to providing an effective service
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude including suggesting solutions, participating, trusting and encouraging others and achieving expectations
  • Is committed to the provision and improvement of quality service provision
  • Is adaptable to change/embraces and welcomes change
  • Acts with pace and urgency being energetic, enthusiastic and decisive
  • Communicates effectively
  • Has the ability to learn from experiences and challenges
  • Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge, encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities and challenges, open to ideas and developing new skills

Desired qualifications

  • Desirable: GCSE or equivalent in English Language and mathematics at grade 9 to 4 (A*- C) Please note it is essential you have a minimum grade 3(D)

Future prospects

  • Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to apply for any appropriate vacancy available at that time. It is our firm commitment to offer a permanent position wherever possible upon completion of your level 2 with the potential to progress to your level 3 qualification

Things to consider

  • Your working week will consist of 32.5 hours Monday to Friday term time only. Your working week will also include paid day release at Stafford College during the academic year. Other training and assessment will occur in the workplace. A representative from NSCG - Stafford College, will undertake assessments
  • Due to our remote location, it will be beneficial for you to have your own transport
  • Throughout the apprenticeship process i.e. teaching, learning and assessment, you will be fully prepared to complete an End Point Assessment where you will be assessed through a combination of testing in controlled conditions, evidence produced in the workplace and recorded interview, therefore comprehensively examining the work you have completed
  • The Apprenticeship start date is flexible therefore applications are welcomed from those aiming to complete Full Time education this summer
  • Interviews will be on-going and the vacancy will be withdrawn early if a suitable candidate is appointed. Please therefore complete your application as soon as possible

About the employer

A proud member of the Greywood Multi-Schools Trust, at Henry Chadwick our school motto is “Learn to Live”. In all that we do we want to help our pupils develop the necessary skills for this to happen. We want to create a happy, caring, secure environment in which our children can develop confidence, individuality and good learning habits. We strive to nurture and develop the whole child, preparing each individual for the experiences, opportunities and responsibilities of adult life. In this way each child may have the opportunity to achieve his or her potential.


Henry Chadwick Primary School


School Lane


WS15 3QN

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Training provider

Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College


The Apprenticeship Hub 01785 275661

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths & English (where appropriate)

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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