Teaching Assistant Apprentice The Park Primary School

The work involves supporting children individually, in groups or as a whole class in schools , including pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). As a TA you'll engage with pupils across a range of abilities and undertake duties that support both teachers and pupils.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The apprentice wage is paid to all in the first year. To those who are 19 and above in the second year, minimum wage for age rates will apply.

    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

    Exact hours to be agreed between the apprentice and the school. 32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, term time only + 5 inset days. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The duties will depend on your experience and training. Generally, you'll need to: 

· Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups 
· Make sure that the pupils you support can engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity 
· Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required 
· Support the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour 
· Listen to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one 
· Guide and monitor pupil progress 
· Help with the planning of some lessons 
· Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils' progress 
· Carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources 
· Look after pupils who have had accidents, need help dressing or are upset 
· Create art displays of pupils' artwork 
· Provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering TA absences or going on school trips 
· Help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunchtime duties 
· Supervise other support staff coordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience. 

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

We will support apprentices in building their portfolio to cover the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship standard.

On programme learning will be followed by the End Point Assessment, which includes a practical observation with question and answer, portfolio of evidence submission and a Profession Discussion.

Full time apprentices will spend typically 18 months on-programme working towards the apprenticeship standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. Each apprentice will be assigned a dedicated skills coach who will support them in completing their Portfolio  and preparing for the End Point Assessment.

The Employer, Training Provider and the learner will decide when the learner is ready to enter the Apprenticeship Gateway. The skills coach will help prepare the learner to ensure they are confident to complete all components.

The skills coach will schedule regular 1:1s and complete progress reviews with the apprentice’s Line Manager/Employer at 8 – 12-week intervals.

College attendance is weekly at the Filton Campus of SGS College, term time only. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Some work experience or voluntary work with children is highly recommended. · sensitivity and understanding for building good relationships with children · patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations · You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS). Three of the roles will be at the Park Primary and the other will be at our other school Parkwall Primary.

About the employer

The Park Primary School is part of the Park and Parkwall Federation . The Park is located in the Kingswood area of Bristol and is one of the largest primary schools in South Gloucestershire with three classes per year group.


The Park Primary School


The Park Primary School

Hollow Rd,


BS15 9TP

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Training provider



Elaine Baillie


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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