Learning Support Assistant Apprentice Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School

Our Learning Support Assistants work across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The Teaching Assistant role is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set and stay on task in order to make progress.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprenticeship wage during first year £7000.00 rising to NMW during second year. The post is term-time only, all annual leave must be taken during school holiday periods. (The post is paid for 39 weeks a year)

    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.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives.

  • To provide agreed support to the teacher in the delivery of planned whole class learning activities.
  • To work under the direct supervision of a teacher to carry out planned learning activities with small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on their engagement in activities and their achievement of the desired learning objectives
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans.
  • To observe and feed back to the teacher on pupil performance and behaviour, taking action as appropriate in line with relevant school policies
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, including contributing ideas and suggestions to support planning, to meet their development needs.
  • To interact and respond positively to children.
  • To develop positive relationships with colleagues, providing consistent and effective support and working constructively as a member of the school staff team
  • To support pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills through focussed learning activities and more generally across the curriculum.
  • To prepare and utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning.
  • To prepare and support the use of learning materials and create visual displays, in accordance with the requirements of the teacher, in order to facilitate a relevant physical learning environment.
  • To provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents / carers / other professionals as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the provision of support for bilingual / multilingual pupils if required.
  • To encourage participation in structured and unstructured learning activities, including play (timetabled and during breaks if required).

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required).

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Portfolio based interview.
  • Practical observation.

Delivery Method:

  • Every other week (Friday PM).
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite.
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor.
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the possibility for securing a permanent position at school if one should become available.

There will be a wealth of opportunity for personal development and training to further enhance career progression e.g. SEND knowledge and skills, teaching of writing, Mathematics or other aspects of the curriculum.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

At Burton we welcome children, their parents and carers into a friendly, nurturing, hardworking and exciting environment, where respect for others and positive attitudes towards work and behaviour are firmly embedded. Relationships throughout the school are fundamental to a positive ethos. We have a very skilled and supportive Governing Body, who work in close partnership with the school community to ensure that there is mutual respect and trust, as well as challenge, ambition and drive. We are very proud of our strong partnership with the local community; village groups, Burton Pre-School, local primary schools, feeder secondary schools and the parish church at Prestwold. Together we ensure that the school is at the centre of the community and the children grow to understand the importance of belonging and develop a strong community spirit.


Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School


Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School

Barrow Road,


LE12 5TB

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Training provider



Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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