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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Redwood Primary School

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of our happy, dedicated and hard-working Teaching Assistant team at Redwood Primary School. We have excellent staff who will lead and support you to become an excellent practitioner in teaching and learning throughout the EYFS/KS1 age range.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Great Pension Package.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, term time only. 30 minutes allocated lunch. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Support for pupils:

  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes including, social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.

Support for the teacher:

  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons, clear away afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • Be aware of pupil needs/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.
  • Undertake basic pupil record keeping as requested.
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting challenges as appropriate.

Support for the curriculum:

  • Support pupils to understand instructions.
  • Support pupils in the development of the Early Years/KS1 curriculum as directed by the teacher.
  •  Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed.
  • Prepare and maintain provision/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use.

Support for the school:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  •  Be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  •  Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  •  Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  •  Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes as directed.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant. This training will be delivered at College and on site. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for a full time role dependant on business needs, once a permanent position is secured after the apprenticeship there is potential to complete further qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders, so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply.

About the employer

At Redwood Primary School, we value the uniqueness of all our pupils. Children are encouraged to be proud of themselves and their culture, religion and heritage. Pupils are taught to respect themselves, to respect others and to value diversity. Citizenship is at the root of our curriculum. We aim to equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable them to become good and active citizens of our city, our country and the world. Developing happy, healthy, confident and articulate learners is at the heart of everything we do at Redwood Primary School. From the first steps in the School Nursery or Reception Class, right through to Year 6, we focus on developing the life skills of our pupils, as well as their academic ability. We pride ourselves on the happy family atmosphere, and the stimulating learning environment in which friendships flourish and pupils achieve. We provide the high standard of education our pupils deserve, and a warm mix of experiences that enrich their daily learning, extend horizons and raise aspirations. Our commitment to the pursuit of excellence is demonstrated by the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in the School – teaching and support staff, pupils, parents, governors and community groups.


Redwood Primary School


Redwood Primary School

Redwood Road


DE24 9PG

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Training provider



Chloe Purcell


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Feb 2023