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Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice Thurlbear Church of England Primary School

Thurlbear Primary School have a career opportunity to work across Key stage 1 /2 classes. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who is passionate about supporting children to learn. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported by our friendly staff to achieve your Level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 26 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 to Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assisting the class teacher with classroom management.
  • Supporting learning activities as guided by the class teacher.
  • Ensuring that all children attending the setting are kept safe and receive rich and stimulating play experiences appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • Assisting with the care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and intellectual needs.
  • Playing a part in their education, health and wellbeing and be able to build and maintain close working relationships with parents and colleagues.
  • Inspiring, planning and creating learning activities for children under the EYFS curriculum including outdoor activities.
  • To observe and keep an up to date record of achievement file on key children, for parents/carers, including learning logs and personal profiles.
  • To respect the confidentiality of information received.
  • To support all staff and actively engage as a positive member of the team.

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

  • There will be a requirement to attend training 1 day a week on a rolling two-week timetable in Taunton or Dillington House in Ilminster.  
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to progression onto the Teaching Foundation Degree.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9/A*-C) Desired

Things to consider

Job offers are subject to two references. You will need to consider transport to and from Employer and Training venues. You will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer.

About the employer

Thurlbear CE VA Primary School is a seven-class primary school in an idyllic setting in the hamlet of Thurlbear on the outskirts of Taunton. We are very proud of all that goes on here and as this website demonstrates the children at Thurlbear are supported in their learning by a dedicated team of staff, governors and parents. We believe in working as a team, in partnership with parents, to ensure that each individual child's time at this school is both happy and successful. The principle aim of our school is to provide an excellent education for our children in an atmosphere of mutual respect, confidence and celebration. As a team, we are committed to providing children with high quality and meaningful first-hand experiences which develop our children into enthusiastic and dedicated learners. We aim to nurture happy, confident and independent learners. We inspire our children to attain their full potential (encourage attitudes of mutual respect and care). Thurlbear provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, challenging and inclusive. We do this by fostering a partnership between our school, families, church and community. This is how we make Thurlbear the best possible place to learn, develop and achieve.


Thurlbear Church of England Primary School


Thurlbear Church of England Primary School




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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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