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Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant with Staplegrove Church School THE BATH AND WELLS DIOCESAN ACADEMIES TRUST

Are you passionate about working with children to help them to grow and learn to the best of their ability? We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice teaching assistant who is passionate about supporting children to learn. Apply now to take the first step in a rewarding career supporting teaching and learning.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 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

    A fixed working pattern between the hours of 7:45am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday to total 37.5 hours per week. Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Responsibilities and Duties.

To carry out the following activities under the direction of the teacher:

Support to the pupil(s):

  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of pupils’ general learning needs to ensure that support is given to them at an appropriate level.
  • Supporting pupils with literacy and numeracy tasks, clarifying and explaining instructions.
  • Support pupils to use ICT and other equipment to enhance learning.
  • Motivate and encourage pupils to concentrate on and fulfil the tasks set, to help them become independent learners.
  • To provide support, care and supervision of pupils within the classroom, within the school and outside of the school.
  • To provide support for pupils’ personal needs to ensure a safe learning environment.  This may include providing some direct personal care, support and assistance to the pupil in respect of toileting, eating and mobility.
  • To work with pupil groups, using a range of strategies to gain acceptance and inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.

Support to the school:

  • To assist in the preparation for educational visits, and where appropriate accompany/supervise students undertaking off-site activities.
  • To attend and contribute to school staff meetings and in-service training within contracted hours or outside normal hours by agreement.
  • To assist in the supervision of Standard Assessment Tasks and tests / assessments as directed.
  • To supervise pupils using cloakrooms, showers and toilet facilities.  Supervise pupils in playgrounds and when entering and leaving using school transport.
  • To follow school procedures and report any concerns to the Headteacher, for example health and safety risks.
  • To adhere to and execute school policy and procedure where appropriate.

Support to the teacher:

  • To assist in preparing and maintaining the learning environment to support teaching staff in the development of learning strategies.
  • To upkeep data files, catalogue resources, maintain inventories, photocopy, record TV programmes and use I.T. systems for administration and educational purposes.
  • To assist in the preparation, organisation and maintenance of classrooms and their equipment, including assistance with and creation of displays, make basic visual aids, art and craft materials, mount and display pupils’ work.

Support to the curriculum:

  • To support the use of ICT in the classroom - Work with and support pupils to ensure they are able to use ICT and other specialist equipment to enhance their learning.
  • Undertake learning activities with pupils of varying abilities to ensure differentiation and access to the curriculum.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the National and/or Foundation Curriculum and specific individual pupil targets and/or group targets.

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2 if required.
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible progression to permanent employment within the school or trust.
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Special Education Needs, 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, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Flexible, Commitment to learn, Knowledge of safeguarding


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Staplegrove Church School. “This is a great school. We are like a family here – we look after each other.” Staplegrove pupil - 2022 “When you go into the school, the feeling is of joy, happiness and love.” Parent - 2022 “Our school’s newly-adopted motto is ‘A Learning Family’. I am fully committed to the school’s vision of giving all children the opportunity to become the very best version of themselves. Building effective relationships and showing dedication to our children is vital to this. We are looking for an excellent teaching assistant who can bring a passion for all children to our team.” Paul Armstrong, Headteacher. We are looking for an inspirational apprentice teaching assistant to join our school community and play a role in the next stage of our development. Now more than ever, our school plays a central role in the life of our local community and working with us will be an opportunity for you to genuinely change lives. Our School has a dedicated and experienced team of teaching and support staff. We have strong links with the Church, local community and have extremely supportive parents. Part of the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust. The Aim of The Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust: To ensure that every school within the Trust provides an outstanding education for every child, rooted in its distinctively Christian ethos. Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust Mission Statement: John 10:10 ‘That they may have life, life in all its fullness’ The Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust’s mission is to provide an education which is life enhancing for every child. We promise an experience which is lovingly inclusive to all pupils.




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Training provider



Laura Davie

07487 836323

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit the Bath & Wells Multi Academy Trust vacancies website page to find out more and apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Oct 2022