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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Eresby School

To provide support to the Headteacher / Teachers across a range of child centred activities to promote child development and learning. To work with individual children having special or particular needs. Eresby School is part of the David Ross Education Trust.

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Closing date: 31 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 9am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and responsibilities will include:

School Related:

Act in accordance with school policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management

Assist with the planning and preparation of activities, and in the delivery of local and national initiatives e.g. literacy and numeracy strategy

Participate in the preparation of the classroom

Monitor children’s needs and reporting these to a designated person

Keep records as required by the school

Have familiarity with all relevant statements of special educational needs specific to the child

Child Related:

Promote development and learning (physical, emotional, educational and social)

Foster growth, self-esteem and independence, observe and record development

Support those with special needs

Carry out reasonable daily personal care/hygiene duties and administer basic first aid

Assist with the movement of children in and around the school

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

Functional Skill maths (if required)

Functional Skill English (if required)

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

End-point Assessment

The training will take place at the Apprentice's workplace during the duration of the Apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of suitable candidate becoming a fully employed Teaching Assistant in school, if vacancy available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Literacy skills, Flexible approach


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

Things to consider

Subjected to considerable physical demands Potential risk to well-being through hygiene duties and possible aggression from pupils / parents / carers

About the employer

We are a special school and our curriculum, teaching and ethos is designed to meet the needs of children and students who have Severe Learning Difficulties, or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. We also cater for a number of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Difficulties.


Eresby School


Eresby School

Eresby Avenue


PE23 5HU

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Training provider



Jude Ingram

01507 601122

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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