Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Ramsbury Primary School

We are looking for two enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our supportive and hard-working team. One initially in EYFS/KS1 and one initially in KS2. Under the direction of the teacher/s, our TAs support pupils in a mainstream school to access learning. You will be supporting the development of skills in literacy, numeracy, communication, and social and behavioural needs.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pro rata, term time only. 38 working weeks.

    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, 08.30 to 15.30, with a 15-minute mid-morning break and a 30-minute lunch break. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Supporting pupils learning, either in groups or through 1:1 work. The exact tasks will depend on the learning support needs of the pupils but may include:

  • Supporting the development of skills in literacy, numeracy, communication, and social and behavioural needs
  • Differentiating work for individual pupils to suit their ability
  • Using knowledge of pupils learning support needs to suggest appropriate adjustments to lesson plans to teachers
  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Ensuring pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Motivating and supporting pupils
  • Helping pupils to concentrate on and finish work set
  • Meeting physical needs as required while promoting independence
  • Liaising with class teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator about Individual Education Plans
  • Developing appropriate resources to support pupils

Supporting pupils' self-esteem, inclusion and behavioural development, e.g.

  • Encouraging an acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with special needs
  • Developing methods of promoting/reinforcing the pupil’s self-esteem and independence
  • Providing individual supervision in and out of the classroom for pupils with behavioural problems
  • Establishing a supportive relationship with pupils
  • Reinforcing the school ethos, e.g., expectations of behaviour within class and elsewhere on the school site
  • Supervising pupils on outings, school activities

Provide physical/personal care to pupils where required, e.g.

  • Helping with dressing/toileting
  • Undertaking physiotherapy and speech therapy exercises following instruction and advice from a qualified therapist

Supporting the teachers, e.g.

  • Using knowledge and experience of the pupils concerned, to contribute, with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate), in the development and evaluation of a suitable programme of support for children who need learning support
  • Contribute to the development of Individual Education Plans and reviews of pupil progress
  • In conjunction with the class teacher (and other professionals as appropriate) to develop systems of recording pupil progress and contribute to the maintenance of this record
  • Providing regular feedback about pupils to the teachers

Supporting the curriculum

  • Support the delivery of the Literacy and Mathematics strategy long with other aspects of both the National Curriculum and the enhanced curriculum offered by the school

Supporting the school, e.g.

  • Where appropriate, fostering and develop links between a pupil’s home and school
  • Assisting with setting up, storing and retrieving and general maintenance of classroom equipment and teaching aids, e.g. computers and computer software, resources, indoor and outdoor play equipment, photographic equipment etc
  • Helping to ensure the hygiene of the teaching environment in cases of sickness or soiling
  • Administering minor First Aid under the guidance of a qualified person

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant.

What is delivered?

  • The Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours outlined in the Standard.
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Practical observation with questions & answers
  • 2hrs with 15 minutes for the Q&A
  • Professional Discussion supported by portfolio of evidence- 90-minute discussion based on your portfolio of evidence.

The portfolio of evidence should contain a minimum of 10 pieces of evidence and a maximum of 15 which may comprise the following:

  • Feedback from Performance Management review system
  • Evidence of pupil progression
  • Work produced by the Teaching Assistant e.g.: interventions
  • Evidence from practical observations and general observations obtained over time

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Either progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship or to a foundation degree. Or, potentially, employment as a Teaching Assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Team working, Professional, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent 3 further GCSE's (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English & Maths, (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Ramsbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before the appointment is confirmed We are in a rural location, so please take this into consideration when applying. You will need to complete pre-screening paperwork and have a chat with New College to discuss any experience, interest in the apprenticeship and how it is delivered. You will need to complete initial assessments in maths and English by submitting your application, you confirm that you are happy for New College Swindon to share your information with the employer as part of the application process.

About the employer

We have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and we are an English Hub. In these exciting times for our school, we are looking to recruit new people to join our team. We are a one-form entry primary school situated in a lovely and thriving village, easily accessible from Swindon (20 minute drive) or East Wiltshire.


Ramsbury Primary School


Back Ln, Ramsbury, Marlborough SN8 2QH




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Training provider



Carly Taylor



Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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