Apprentice Teaching Assistant Christ the King Catholic Primary School

The Academy Council is seeking to appoint a committed Teaching Assistant with vision, energy and ambition to join our hardworking school team. We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and patient member of staff. The role will involve working under the direction of the class teacher to support individual children with special educational needs and also with small groups of children.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 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 to Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm (30 minutes lunch).

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will involve working under the direction of the class teacher to support individual children with special educational needs and also with small groups of children. The right candidate will be able to demonstrate personal qualities of dedication, patience, flexibility and humour. Working collaboratively as part of an effective team the candidate will be able to respond quickly to the changing needs of the school and the individual children, as well as demonstrating good levels of English and maths.


  • To attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • To supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  • To establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • To encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • To prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupil’s work.
  • To be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.
  • To undertake pupil record keeping as requested
  • To support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • To gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed
  • To provide clerical/administrative support - photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money etc.
  • To support pupils to understand instructions
  • To support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies - literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years, as 
    directed by the teacher
  • To support pupils in using basic ICT as directed
  • To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.
  • To be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • To accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  • To participate in appraisal, training and development activities as necessary to ensure up to date knowledge and skills
  • To improve own practice through observation, evaluation, discussion with colleagues and CPD programmes.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues, knowing when to seek help and advice.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work, and aims of the school by attending relevant meetings, training days/events as requested.
  • Be aware of and comply with school and Leeds City Council policies and procedures e.g. child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equality for all working in an anti-discriminatory manner, upholding and promoting the standards and equal opportunities of the school and Leeds City Council. 
  • Recognise and appropriately challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment or victimisation and any form of abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures and making sure the individual/s involved understand it is unacceptable.

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant.

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of a day release in college and work- based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Quarry Hill Campus once a month to learn the skills and knowledge required to be successful within this role. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of a permanent contract.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Our school is an inclusive, welcoming and happy place to be. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated staff team, who strive to ensure that every child is successful, confident and responsible- equipped with all the skills they need to become successful, life-long learners. We are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning – achieved through a combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise, to ensure that all students fulfil their potential.


Christ the King Catholic Primary School


Kings Approach


West Yorkshire

LS13 2DX

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Training provider



Leeds City College Apprenticeship team


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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