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Are you a reliable, flexible individual who is passionate about working in schools? We are looking to appoint 2 Apprentice Teaching Assistants to join our team to provide valuable, practical assistance to class teachers in both the classroom and supporting pupils at lunchtime. You will be working mainly with Nursery and Year 4 pupils.

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Closing date: 07 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

    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm 35 hours per week (Term time) + 5 days as directed by the Headteacher

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Supervise and support pupils to undertake agreed learning activities / programmes linked to local and national curriculum and learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, or early years.
  • Adjusting activities according to pupil responses and needs, including for those with special educational needs.
  • The role may include supporting and implementing pupils’ personal programme, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and welfare matters. The pupil may also need assistance to access different areas of the school. To administer basic first aid and/or medication as required.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Support the effective use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Support the implementation of Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Plans.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence amongst pupils.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts in line with school behaviour policies.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers, promoting the School’s home/school liaison policy.
  • Assist the teacher with the preparation of teaching and learning materials and resources.
  • Provide detailed feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems etc. as requested.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested, and assist with the collation of pupil reports as requested by the teacher, which may involve data inputting.
  • Maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans.
  • Assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
  • Administer and mark straightforward routine tests, e.g. spelling or mental arithmetic, and invigilate tests as required.
  • Provide clerical support for teachers, e.g. photocopying, filing, collecting money, checking deliveries and placing goods in stock and maintaining records of stock, administering coursework, production of work sheets for agreed activities.

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

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3.

You will attend off the job, weekly training sessions at the Oldham College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Any successful apprentice who demonstrates the ability and necessary skills to carry out the role of a L3 TA to a high standard, would be considered for any permanent vacancy that may arise in the school. This would be part of a further recruitment process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable and punctual


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

Things to consider

Willingness to undertake training in relevant learning strategies. You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and open days. There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: Please do not contact the employer direct.

About the employer

We aim to promote the development of our children academically, physically, socially, morally and spiritually, by providing a high quality of teaching and varied learning experiences within a well-ordered and stimulating environment which supports equality of opportunity.






M40 7RG

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Training provider



Andrea Kearns

0161 785 4072

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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