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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Kilsby Church of England Primary School

As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will support teaching staff in the classroom and be involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of pupils’ individual progress. You may also support individual children in class and work with small groups of children within or outside the classroom.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 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, Term Time Only. Exact hours to be discussed at interview stage with employer. 5 training days per year.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include: 

Support for pupils:

  • Develop knowledge of all pupils socially, emotionally and academically including home circumstances, barriers to learning etc.
  • Gain a specific understanding of the learning needs of the pupils to be supported whatever their ability
  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities, this may be individuals or groups of any ability within the class

Aid pupils’ learning, as effectively as possible, both in group situations and independently by, for example:

  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Encouraging children to listen to the class teacher and then explain what they are expected to do
  • Ensuring the child is able to use equipment and materials provided safely and with precision
  • Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. language, behaviour, social skills, reading, spelling, maths, handwriting/presentation
  • Helping in stronger areas to use and apply knowledge and understanding to more open-ended tasks
  • Helping children to concentrate well and finish work set and become autonomous in this
  • Meeting physical needs as required whilst encouraging independence
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes within the class where possible
  • Developing appropriate resources to support the children
  • Providing support for individual children inside and outside the classroom to enable them to interact socially and cooperatively with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Establish a constructive relationship with the pupils and interact with them calmly, respectfully and firmly when necessary
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children
    Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide the necessary pastoral care to enable children to feel secure and happy
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance of the teacher

Support for the Teacher:

  • Assist the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and planning of a suitable programme of support for specific pupils if necessary
  • Inform yourself of weekly plans in advance of the lesson so that you are able to prepare appropriately, with the support of the teacher, for the group you will be supporting
  • Monitor pupil’s responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback about the children to the teacher
  • Contribute to the maintenance of children’s progress records
  • Participate in the evaluation of the support programme of specific pupils
  • Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy, and encourage children to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking of children’s work as directed by the teacher, of groups that have been supported by you
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
  • Functional skills in Maths and English if required
  • 4 Day courses with HOET

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It is hoped, but not guaranteed, that on completion of your apprenticeship, an offer of full-time employment can be made.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Committed, Reliable, Confidentiality


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Job holders will be required to undergo a DBS clearance, medical clearance, provide two successful references and original evidence of qualifications.

About the employer

Our school is a small village primary, set in spacious grounds close to the borders of both Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. We’ve got good indoor and outdoor facilities including an adventure play area, a maze, spacious playing fields, a well-stocked library, cooking area and close links with the village church and our local community. We work hard to make sure everyone feels valued and part of our community.


Kilsby Church of England Primary School


Manor Road



CV23 8XS

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Training provider



Emma Stead

01788 820132

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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