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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Broad Oak Community Primary School

To work with and supervise individuals and groups of children under the direction/instruction of teaching and/or senior staff, inclusive of specific individual learning needs, enabling access to learning for all pupils and assistance and support in classroom management and behaviour techniques.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 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 the hours of 08:00 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    11 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties may include:

  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model
  • Be aware of and respond appropriately to individual pupil needs ensuring effective interaction
  • Provide specific support to pupils dependent upon their individual needs ensuring their safety whilst supporting access to learning activities
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance and direction of the teacher
  • To provide one to one support in either a care/special needs capacity for individual pupils, as directed by the teacher
  • Be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection. Report all concerns to the appropriate person (as named in the policy concerned)
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the school ethos, aims and development/improvement plan
  • Have an awareness of and support the role of other colleagues
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of directed lesson time, including before and after school if appropriate and within working hours
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues
  • Ability to promote a positive ethos and promote a positive attitude as a role model
  • Ability to work with children at all levels regardless of specific individual need e.g. individual learning styles Ability to promote the positive values, attitudes and behaviour that are expected from the pupils with whom they work in accordance with the schools aims
  • Able to liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers recognising the role in pupils’ learning
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills as required Ability to undertake structured and agreed learning activities
  • Ability to undertake clerical/administrative duties and provide support as required
  • The ability to prepare and organise a range of resources to support learning programmes
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning Training in the literacy/numeracy strategy
  • Training in Special Educational Needs strategies

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Smart appearance
  • Professional attitude
  • Ambitious - hard working
  • Ability to self-manage and organise own time
  • Pro-active willingness to work
  • Innovative individual
  • Always ensuring the children within school are put first
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people
  • Level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required

Desired qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

This role could lead on to further employment after qualification has been completed.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

At Broad Oak we offer a friendly, caring and stimulating environment for everybody to learn and grow together as the ‘Broad Oak family’. We ensure that the school is a safe and happy place where everyone is valued and treated as an individual. We always strive for everyone to be the best that they can be.

At Broad Oak we know we are stronger when we work together. Everyone will always be warmly welcomed into our school and families are encouraged and supported to join in the many and varied activities we organise.


Broad Oak Community Primary School


Brunswick Street

St. Helens


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Asset Training & Consultancy Ltd


Emily Coppack 07903 612947

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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