Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship LENT RISE SCHOOL

An excellent opportunity to learn all aspects of the Teaching Assistant role, whilst working towards the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard at the well-established and highly regarded Lent Rise. You will provide support for the class teacher, as they support you in attaining a nationally recognised qualification.

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Closing date: 16 Jan 2024

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 3.30pm (Tuesday to 4pm).

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To ensure the safety, well-being and good conduct of pupils at all times
  • To provide learning and pastoral support for pupils under the direction of the class teacher within the class, one-to-one or in a small group
  • To be pro-active in seeking the teacher’s guidance in relation to the TA’s role, and the teacher’s expectations, at the start of each lesson
  • Plan and deliver high quality Read, Write Inc. lessons for groups of pupils
  • Deliver, on occasions, structured intervention programmes under the direction of the class teacher
  • To support assessment for learning by providing written and/or verbal feedback to the class teacher
  • To give positive verbal feedback to pupils
  • On occasions, to mark pupils’ work in line with the school’s marking policy and under the direction of the class teacher;
  • To supervise pupils at lunch time in the dining area, on the playground or other parts of the school premises as requested by the Head Teacher
  • Assist with ancillary duties in the dining room (e.g. cleaning up spillages, ensuring tables are kept clean, tidying away tables etc.)
  • Assist with supporting extra curricula club provision if required
  • Ensuring that the school’s policies including behaviour policy are consistently applied to maintain excellent standards
  • Assist in dealing with any problems that arise with children and reporting such matters to the relevant members of staff
  • Encouraging children to develop social skills through appropriate interactions with adults and other children (including an expectation of politeness and good manners)
  • To carry out playground duty as required
  • To attend Teaching Assistants’ meetings with the Assistant Head Teacher as required
  • To attend all INSET day training sessions
  • To understand and adhere to, the school’s established policies and code of conduct 
  • Keep up to date with safeguarding policies and training and to following safeguarding procedures 
  • Be pro-active in their own professional development
  • To assist in planning and preparation as well display tasks
  • To carry out any other duties as requested by the Head Teacher.

You will receive full training during your Apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

Working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard including the full Diploma - Supporting Teaching and Learning. Training will be remote, live, interactive tutor-led sessions one day a month with 1-1 monthly training and reviews. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On-going training and personal development is encouraged.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Initiative, Flexible, Discreet/Confidential, Professional, Positive/Cheerful Outlook, Calm Under Pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure you are able to work the hours stated, you need to be able to start before the school day and finish later than the school day. Candidates who have sat exams and are waiting for results should use their predicted grades.

About the employer

Lent Rise School originally opened in 1973 and today has a flourishing population. The ethos projected is of a caring community with wellbeing at the heart of the focus where the children learn to grow in self-confidence, where high expectations are fostered and all are helped to develop an awareness of the need for mutual trust and respect. The vision statement is Learn, Reach, Shine! The school has many extra facilities, an excellent library, a computer suite and a well-resourced Early Years area. The grounds are attractive and include a Quiet Area, a developing Eco Garden, a Peace Garden, football pitch and a mini fruit orchard that was planted during the school’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2013.








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Rachel Eaves


07922 426414

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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