The post holder will play an important role in supervising the activities of pupils during the teaching period and midday sessional break within the school, including both indoor and outdoor areas, ensuring a safe environment is maintained at all times.

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Closing date: 22 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 - Friday. Term time only. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 31.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To assist the Teacher / SENCO to promote pupils’ academic, social and emotional development through the development and implementation of programmes of pupil work and support (individual and group) and in the provision of a stable, caring and supportive learning environment, to enable pupils to achieve their full learning potential and facilitate their personal, academic, social and moral development.

There may be a Special Needs input to support pupils in activities.  Support is both on a one to one basis and in groups, to pupils with disability, learning difficulties or behavioural problems. This may include pupils with a high learning ability (‘gifted / talented’).        

To support the teaching and learning processes:

  • Promote pupils academic, social and emotional development and assist teaching staff in the development of learning strategies, with the provision of teaching and learning resources and in the preparation and maintenance of a safe, secure and suitable learning environment
  • Assist in the development, monitoring and evaluation of programmes of work
  • Assist teachers in timetabling of lessons and curriculum as required
  • Develop, maintain and apply knowledge and understanding of pupils’ general and specific learning needs. To ensure that support is given to them at an appropriate level

Deliver teaching individually and in groups through a range of tasks, mainly:

  • Motivate and encourage pupils to concentrate on and fulfil the tasks set
  • Undertake learning activities with pupils of varying abilities to ensure differentiation and access to the curriculum
  • Seek to ensure the promotion and reinforcement of pupils’ self-esteem, appropriate levels of effort and behaviour and to guide pupils to become independent learners
  • Supporting and directing literacy and numeracy tasks, clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Focus support in areas needing improvement, both academic and social
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and work with and support pupils to ensure they are able to use ICT and other specialist equipment to enhance their learning
  • Contribute to the implementation of the National and / or Foundation Curriculum and specific individual pupil targets and / or group targets
  • Assist the Teacher / SENCO in developing, implementing and managing individual / group pupil learning strategies aimed at the management of pupil behaviour
  • Establishing and maintaining of relationships with individual pupils and groups in support of pupils in learning activities
  • Inclusivity of pupils with identified SEN needs

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3 (A level).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible long term employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review. It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process and we would aim to reach agreement on any changes.

About the employer

Shrewton C of E Primary School Vision and Values ‘Believe, Achieve, Grow’ Our vision and values are at the core of all we do. They underpin our teaching, learning and daily relationships and provide a firm foundation for all aspects of our children’s development. Our aim is to provide a happy and caring learning community where every child is known and feels special. We are rightly proud of our pupils, their care for each other and their achievements. We uphold core Christian values which provide the focus for collective worship, class worship, quiet reflection and relationship development. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13 Love is the overarching value for our school. It is the foundational message of Christian teaching and summarises of all our six core Christian values: Friendship Respect Kindness Forgiveness Perseverance Responsibility At Shrewton Primary School we aim to: Be an inclusive school which places Christian values at the centre of its daily life. Provide an opportunity for Christian faith and beliefs to be demonstrated in the daily life of our school in a meaningful and practical way. Create a happy and caring community that celebrates the individual contribution of every child. Promote a positive attitude to learning through enjoyment of school life, encouraging children to become confident and resilient lifelong learners. Offer a stimulating curriculum matched to the needs of each child; leading to the achievement of the highest possible educational standards. Build character, enabling every child have the moral courage to do what is right. Encourage our children to explore and develop their Christian faith and gain an understanding of the faiths and beliefs of others. Develop productive learning partnerships between home, school, church and community where everyone contributes to the education of our children.




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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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