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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Stoke Damerel Primary School

Stoke Damerel Primary School are looking to employ two Teaching Assistant apprentices. One will be based in Yr 1 and one in year 5. They would be supported by a full-time class teacher and directed to support our pupils to learn, play and be safe at school. This vacancy will be managed by Plymouth Argyle Community Trust.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 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- 3:40pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the direction of the class teacher, the TA would be responsible for;

  • Preparing the classroom for lessons and tidying it up afterwards.
  • Supporting children across the curriculum.
  • Providing extra assistance to children with additional needs to access the curriculum.
  • Recording and reporting a student's progress to the teacher.
  • Providing pupils with feedback, both verbally and in writing.
  • Delivering small group learning activities.
  • Putting up displays.
  • Supporting pupils to behave appropriately

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

Training to be provided

On our 15-18 month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Training will take place at Plymouth Argyle. 


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be the potential for employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

The applicant will need the following. Secure Reading, Writing and Maths skills subject knowledge. Excellent team working skills for working with other support staff, classroom teachers and professionals such as educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, social workers and external agencies. Able to establish positive relationships with pupils quickly and effectively.

About the employer

At Stoke Damerel our motto is Dream Big, Achieve Together. What does this mean for our children? It means that as a school we have a clear aim and intention to provide an education that enables each child to dream of their own unique, possible future. Dream Big means that we seek to provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for children to discover their potential. The children at our school consistently exemplify the words Achieve Together; they show time and again that they care for and support each other. Walk around our school any time, any day, and you will see children and adults actively engaged in learning. We count it as a privilege to be able to educate such wonderful young people and hope that our website gives you a flavour of the passion and dedication to learning that is alive in our school.


Stoke Damerel Primary School


Stoke Damerel Primary School

Collingwood Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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