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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Red Hill Field Primary School

Red Hill Field Primary School are looking for an exceptional Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work across the school, primarily within Key Stage 1. This will include supporting individuals and providing general support for whole class learning activities or supporting small groups of pupils.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    TERM TIME ONLY - The above wage is for full time. This role is £4.81 p/h for 31.25 per week for 39 weeks a year.

    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 to Friday - 8:45-3:30

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • 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 individual pupils or small groups, 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 focussed learning activities and more generally across the curriculum.
  • To prepare and utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning.
  • To prepare and support the use of learning materials and create visual displays, in accordance with the requirements of the teacher, in order to facilitate a relevant physical learning environment.
  • To provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents / carers / other professionals as appropriate.
  • To encourage participation in structured and unstructured learning activities, including play (timetabled and during breaks if required). (Primary and Special schools)
  • To undertake midday supervision duties.
  • To support, as appropriate, in instances where pupils are unwell whilst at the school/college.

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 company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

  • Level 4 HLTA 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

• You will be employed to work with children full time in a school as a member of staff, not a student. • Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS and Satisfactory References • 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

At Red Hill Field Primary School, we are striving for everyday excellence. We are a growing school in the heart of the Narborough community. Ofsted rated the school as ‘good’ in March 2022. We can offer the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, forward-looking MAT (Learn-AT), fantastic children, warm and welcoming staff, supportive parents and a fabulous site and environment.


Red Hill Field Primary School


Red Hill Field Primary School

Copt Oak Road


LE19 3EF

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Training provider



Richenda Gordon-Pullar

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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