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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Pebble Brook School

As an Apprentice TA, you will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching & senior staff to undertake education support duties and assist the class teacher in the day to day needs of the pupils in their care, to enable the teacher to implement the curriculum and respond to the pupils’ needs. To maintain complete confidentiality on all matters.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Our pay is £4.81 per hour (£9,280 pa Full-Time Equivalent), this position is Term Term only.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday with some flexibility on start and end times as follows: 8.30am to 4.30pm or 8.00am to 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provide support to teaching staff
  • Support secondary age children with a range of learning needs to achieve goals and targets
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits and trips as negotiated
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of lessons and activities

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

  • You will work towards the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard, attending monthly training sessions with your Tutor/Assessor, where you will meet other apprentices from local schools providing excellent peer to peer learning via on-line
  • There are assignments and live evidence gained within the workplace where you will embed your learning and gain further training hands on training from your mentor and teacher within school.  You will have access to your programme outside of your sessions via our e-portfolio system Laser Learning

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent employment may be available at the end of the apprenticeship (we have a good track record of keeping our apprentices and we will always give them priority for TA vacancies)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Commitment to learning


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C or above or 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C or above/4-9) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Supported Teaching & Learning or Early Years (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. To arrange a visit or to find out more about the role, please contact our school office on the number below. Please send completed application forms to the email address below. Tel No: 01296 415761 Email: The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the employer

Pebble Brook School is a community Special school that believes everyone can succeed. We want our pupils to be safe and happy in school. We want our pupils to be proud of their school and feel respected. We aim to support the development of children and young adults (aged 11 - 19) with a range of cognition and communication and interaction needs including speech, language and communication needs, autistic spectrum disorder and moderate learning difficulties.


Pebble Brook School


Churchill Avenue


HP21 8LZ

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Training provider



Veronica Cordery

01296 415761

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please use the link provided to complete a Buckinghamshire Council application form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023