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School Learning and Support Apprentice Early Years with Marksbury C of E Primary School Marksbury C of E Primary School

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated apprentice, with a keen interest in the education of early year’s children, to join our small, vibrant and happy village school. We will provide an opportunity to widen existing skills and to develop new ones. A sense of humour and willingness to work flexibly is an advantage.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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, 8.30am - 3.30pm, term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Work closely with the reception & KS1 class teachers to enhance the learning opportunities of the class, groups and individuals
  • Learn to support children with a variety of additional needs, as they complete the transition from nursery into school
  • Learn to record the children’s learning journeys
  • Actively participate in children’s learning both in and outside of the classroom
  • Support some whole school, outdoor play sessions throughout the week

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2 if required 
  • End Point Assessment: practical workplace observation, Q&A session, professional discussion 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is an 18 month contract, during which, additional training opportunities will be available. At the end of the year, opportunities may be available across The Partnership Trust.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Enthusiasm and energy, Flexible, Positive attitude, Knowledge of safeguarding


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Marksbury is a remote village with minimal transport links. The successful candidate will need to be able to transport themselves to and from work.

About the employer

As a small rural school with small classes we are able to get to know the children and their families very well. We want to give the children an education they will remember; one which develops the whole child and which makes your child proud to be a pupil at this school. We have strong links with the Church and the surrounding village communities which we serve. The school itself is situated in a delightful setting in the heart of Marksbury, which is six miles from the World Heritage City of Bath.


Marksbury C of E Primary School


9 School Lane



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Training provider



Laurie Wills

07970 707698

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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