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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 Iron Acton C Of E Primary School

Under the supervision of the class teacher and with the support of SGS College, you will undertake a range of activities to support the educational and developmental needs of the pupils.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 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

    Teaching Assistant in KS1 (8.45 – 12.00 and 1.00 – 3.15) Monday to Friday After School Club Assistant (3.15 – 6.00); Monday to Thursday 38.5 hours per week 39 weeks of the year (term time)

    Total hours per week: 38.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The main duties are as follows:

  • To supervise and support pupils undertaking teacher designated activities with groups or individuals
  • Support designated pupils with special needs
  • Assist the class teacher with monitoring pupils progress
  • To attend to pupils personal needs, such as hygiene and basic first aid
  • Attend some staff meetings and in-service training days
  • To support break time supervision
  • To promote and reinforce school policies, practices and procedures
  • To act as an adult role model and support school policies at all times
  • Exercise responsibility for the welfare and safety of pupils at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent Verbal communication skills for motivating children to learn
  • Active listening skills to understanding the children's needs
  • To be flexible and open to change for working on different activities
  • Enjoy working with other people
  • The ability to teach puplis how to do something
  • The abilty to create the best conditions for learing or teaching new things

Personal qualities

  • Able to work independently
  • Desire to work with children
  • Patient
  • Sense of humour
  • Good listening skills to follow instructions
  • Team player
  • Excellent role model-smart appearance and
  • appropriately dressed
  • The ability to empathise with both children and parents
  • Motivated to develop as an individual and complete the training and achieve the qualification
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Confidential

Desired qualifications

  • 3 GCSEs, C and above (or 4-9)  to include Maths and English or equivalent qualification

Future prospects

  • Possibility of permanent employment after completion of apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).
  • Apprentices without English and maths at Level 2 must achieve these prior to taking the End Point Assessment

About the employer

Iron Action Primary School is a small, friendly and welcoming church school in the picturesque village of Iron Acton near Bristol. We currently have 95 children on role split into 3 classes. We have a Reception/Y1 class, a Y2, Y3 and a Y4, Y5 and Y6 class.


Iron Acton C Of E Primary School


Wotton Road


BS37 9UZ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND STROUD COLLEGE


Elaine Baillie 0117 9092234

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • SGS College have embedded the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard. On programme learning will be followed by the final End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession Discussion. Full time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training
  • Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio, Diploma and preparing for the End Point Assessment. The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway. The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components
  • The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager/Employer at 8 – 12-week intervals

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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