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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Norfolk County Council

Main responsibility is to learn how to perform each element of the job to a fully competent level. Undertakes similar activities to those carrying out the qualified role but with closer supervision, less autonomy and lower levels of accountability. There is less requirement to plan own work as the supervisor will allocate tasks.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Minimum Apprenticeship wage at £4.81. May increase in second year depending on age

    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

    8:45 – 3:45 with 30 minute lunch break Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and responsibilities will include:

·         Supporting teaching and learning within the school through working with individuals and groups as directed by the teacher in charge

·         Monitoring individual pupil’s progress, achievements, problems, conditions and development needs reporting to the responsible teacher as appropriate

·         Assisting the teacher with the planning of learning activities in the classroom

·         Forming positive and effective relationships with pupils, staff, parents, governors and members of the wider community so the ethos of the school is reflected in the way we work together

·         Preparing and maintain equipment and teaching resources for lessons and activities and the display and presentation of pupil’s work

·         Using appropriate skills to help all pupils to make progress and feel happy safe in school

·         Being an active part of our team, prepared to go the extra mile for the benefit of our school community

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

  • Advance standard Teaching Assistant Level 3
  • Fortnightly workshops beginning in September / October 2022, delivered in classroom or online
  • 1:1 support by an Assessor in the workplace
  • Line manager and mentor provided by the employer

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This post is temporary for a period of up to 24 months to enable completion of level 2 or 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship training*.

It is expected that the postholder would not normally take longer than 18 - 24 months to complete this level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* to C / 4 - 9 or Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* to C / 4 - 9 or Level 2) Desired

About the employer

We are a Church of England primary School situated in a brand new building between the villages of Little Plumsted and Great Plumsted about five miles to the east of Norwich. Our Catchment area also takes in the garden village of Thorpe End, a little closer to Norwich than the Plumstead's. We can accommodate up to 210 children on role, aged between 4 and 11 years old. We are proud to have been rated Good by Ofsted at our latest full inspection in 2014. This rating was upheld at our short inspection in May 2018. In June 2017, we had our church schools SIAMS inspection and we were delighted our Christian distinctiveness at church school was deemed to be outstanding overall.


Norfolk County Council


Little Plumstead C of E Primary School

Old Hall Road

Little Plumstead

NR13 5FA

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Training provider



Grace Morton

01603 222081

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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