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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Oxley Primary School

Oxley Primary School is seeking a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to provide support to pupils and staff on a 121 and group basis. The post will include a number of different roles and responsibilities that will help the students at the school make progress, achieve well and enjoy learning throughout their school career.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The pay grade of the post-holder will be dependent on the criteria of the person specification which they are able to meet.

    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 - Typically 8:30am – 3:30pm Breaks: ½ hour lunch. (start/ end time may vary to support our before/ after school club provision but will not exceed weekly hours) Will need to support at lunchtimes provision

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Some of the Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide agreed support to the teacher in the delivery of planned whole class learning activities
  • To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans
  • To observe and feed back to the teacher on pupil performance and behaviour, taking action as appropriate in line with relevant school policies
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, including contributing ideas and suggestions to support planning, to meet their development needs
  • To interact with and respond positively to children, young people and adults
  • To develop positive relationships with colleagues, providing consistent and effective support and working constructively as a member of the school staff team
  • To support pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills through focused learning activities and more generally across the curriculum

*First aid should only be provided by staff who hold appropriate first-aid qualifications. However, any member of staff may be required to provide general support to a child who is unwell or receiving first aid treatment.

**These duties only to be undertaken after appropriate risk assessment and training have been provided.


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

  • L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Teaching Assistant
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths (if required)


End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Portfolio based interview
  • Practical observation


Delivery Method

  • Every other week (Friday PM)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the school following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

We provide excellent coaching and mentoring, alongside CPD opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Oxley Primary School is a very successful primary school, located in Shepshed. At Oxley, we offer a bright, fun, engaging learning environment where children can excel. Our children enjoy coming to school. They like being part of a welcoming community school with a strong team ethic, a place where everyone is happy to get “stuck in” and help each other. Our ethos of ‘Be Kind, Be Brilliant, Have an I can attitude’, drive the whole school to make the most of each and every day.


Oxley Primary School


Oxley Primary School

Thorpe Road


LE12 9LU

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Training provider



Richenda Gordon-Pullar

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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