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Apprentice Teaching Assistant King's House School

To support the classroom teacher with their responsibility for the development and education of children by providing care and supervision to children, including those who have special physical, emotional and educational needs. To complete training as per the apprenticeship specification, using work experience gained to support this.

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Closing date: 05 Feb 2023

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 - Friday 8:30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Under the direction and control of the classroom teacher:
  • To develop an understanding of the learning needs of pupils and use this knowledge to support them to become independent learners.
  • To take into account a pupil’s learning needs and ensure their access to the lesson and its content through appropriate clarification, explanation and the use of equipment and materials.
  • To monitor pupils’ responses to learning and progress towards targets, record achievements and feedback to teachers as required.
  • To provide support for pupils’ emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour and demonstrating high expectations, in line with the Behaviour Management policy.
  • Prepare/clear classroom as directed before and after lessons, including the preparation of visual aids, and the display and presentation of pupil's work.
  • Provide support to the classroom teacher by undertaking photocopying, filing, recording and collecting monies as directed.
  • Assist at an appropriate level, and within the school's protocols, with the provision of general care and welfare of pupils which may include:
  • Assist with the personal hygiene routines, e.g. toilet training, changing of incontinent children, dressing and undressing.
  • The changing of soiled clothing and its disposal in an appropriate way.
  • Assisting with children's injuries and, where appropriately qualified, administering first aid.
  • Assist with the administering of medicines under the direction of the appropriate medical staff.
  • Assist with the identification and monitoring of children's general health and welfare.
  • To be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection & safeguarding, confidentiality & data protection and staff conduct, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To comply with individual responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace in accordance with the school’s Health and Safety policy.
  • To ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the school’s Equal Opportunities policy.
  • To maintain confidentiality in all school related matters.
  • To attend meetings as required.
  • To complete training sessions when required and to complete all assessment material in the given timescales, requesting help when needed.
  • The post holder will perform any other duty or task that is appropriate for the role described.

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

Full in-house training towards the successful completion of the Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification which includes Level 2 Maths and English Functional Skills if applicable.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to progress onto a higher level qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

The ideal candidate will have understanding of child development and learning and experience of working with children, including those with special educational needs.

About the employer

Basic skills teaching continues into the Main School at age 5 + . Every child is heard to read aloud everyday. A good handwriting style is encouraged and because basic maths forms part of everyday’s timetable, pupils learn to handle numbers in an easy and confident way. There are short weekly tests in both spelling and mental arithmetic and children can earn House Points for effort and achievement, both academic and personal. At this stage of education, it is important that every pupil continues to receive individual attention. This not only helps them to discover and develop their personal strengths, but also to uncover any areas of weakness. Once those strengths and weaknesses are recognised then an appropriate curriculum plan can be tailored. The curriculum in the Preparatory School includes English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, RE, MFL, Music, Art and Sport. Continuous assessment, both formal and informal, takes place throughout the age range including the introduction to the concept of formal examinations.


King's House School


140 High Street



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Training provider



Courtney Bishop

01604 230371

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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