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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Sibertswold CE Primary

We are seeking to appoint highly-motivated people to join us, working with students in mainstream lessons supporting them to access lessons and achieve their full potential. The ability to be flexible, as well as to build good working relationships with students and staff is a key requirement.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 12 months of being on an apprentice wage this will then go up to minimum 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 till Friday - Hours between 8:00am till 4:00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

1)     To fulfil the requirements of the The Federation of Sibertswold CEP and Eythorne Elvington CP Teaching Assistant’s Standards:


-        Organisation and General Requirements

-        In Class Support

-        Playground



2)     To attend meetings, as directed, for teaching assistants to discuss issues relating to the smooth running of the school, and the action required to meet our vision.

3)     To be aware of and be able to use resources available to support learning

4)     To attend any course or online training to develop knowledge, skills and attributes to make a contribution in meeting the targets in the school improvement plan.

5)     Keep a record of personal development (CPD)

6)     To participate in the our appraisal system.

7)     To engage in the induction process for new pupils to ensure they feel welcome and valued

8)     To engage in the induction process for new members of staff to ensure they feel welcome and valued.


This job description describes, in general terms, the normal duties which the post holder is expected to undertake. However the job description or the duties contained therein may be amended from time to time without changing the level of responsibility associated with this post.



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

The apprenticeship training will take place in house while you are at the workplace. We book once a month training sessions with your allocated tutor. This will be on a platform called Smart Assessmor. Here your tutor will go through the modules and units of your course. 

We also have 6-8 weeks monthly review plans, this will be with yourself, line manager and tutor. 

The training you will be undertaking is Teaching Assistant Level 3. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking for someone who would like to gain expereince and if you have been a super star throughout the apprenticeship course, then we will be looking at long term employment.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Once successful we will need to submit off a DBS to make sure we are good to go! This can take a few weeks to come back so please be sure that the start date may change to later. This is all depending on how fast the DBS clears. This is something out of our control with timing.

About the employer

Our Church of England Primary school is set in the middle of the village of Shepherdswell. In 2012 Sibertswold federated with Eythorne-Elvington school and although we are separate we share one governing body and work closely together. We are a one-form entry, rural school of 200 pupils and seven mixed-ability classes; however, we still manage to create a family atmosphere where our oldest pupils are very supportive of our younger children. We are fortunate to have a vibrant energetic staff team who support each other fully, sharing ideas and best practice. We have a large playing field, a spacious hall, well-equipped ICT suite; recently all classrooms have been installed with the latest interactive whiteboards. We are a fully extended school with a thriving Breakfast Club and Afternoon Club; we also run Holiday Clubs throughout the year; aiming to provide support for our parents. We works closely with the village community; our hall is used regularly for the Shepherds well Singers and in the winter months we hold monthly Saturday afternoon film shows for the benefit of the village


Sibertswold CE Primary


Coldred Road



CT15 7LF

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Training provider



Lauren Johnson


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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