Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at Bathampton Primary School, Bath THE BATH AND WELLS DIOCESAN ACADEMIES TRUST

Our apprentice will work with class teachers supporting children’s learning. This involves supporting groups and individuals in class, 1:1 reading and recording with children, delivering interventions to individuals and small groups out of class, supporting teachers with any lesson preparation and helping with classroom organisation and management.

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Closing date: 08 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Based on 32.5 hours per week. This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

  • Working week

    Without Breakfast Club supervision (32.5 hours per week): 8.30am-3.30pm Monday – Friday With Breakfast Club supervision (35 hours per week): 8.30am-3.30pm Monday 7.30am-3.30pm Tuesday -Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We have a well-deserved reputation for high quality teaching and learning, which ensures that our children are happy and inquisitive. Our rich curriculum provides opportunities for all our pupils to succeed and we are committed to both the academic rigour and the adventurous learning experiences that mean our pupils grow into independent, confident learners.

Our children love that we make creative use of our extensive outdoor space, including woods used for forest school and at playtime. As part of the Bath Conservation Area we have the Kennet and Avon canal on our doorstep, are a flat 10-minute cycle from Bath city centre and are on the edge of meadows recently adopted by the National Trust.

As a  Teaching Assistant apprentice you will
carry out the following activities under the direction of the teacher:

Support to the pupil(s):

  • Develop and apply knowledge and understanding of pupils’ general learning needs to ensure that support is given to them at an appropriate level
  • Supporting pupils with literacy and numeracy tasks, clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Support pupils to use ICT and other equipment to enhance learning
  • Motivate and encourage pupils to concentrate on and fulfil the tasks set, to help them become independent learners
  • To provide support, care and supervision of pupils within the classroom, within the school and outside of the school
  • To provide support for pupils’ personal needs to ensure a safe learning environment.  This may include providing some direct personal care, support and assistance to the pupil in respect of toileting, eating and mobility
  • To work with pupil groups, using a range of strategies to gain acceptance and inclusion of pupils with special educational needs

Support to the school:

  • To assist in the preparation for educational visits, and where appropriate accompany/supervise students undertaking off-site activities
  • To attend and contribute to school staff meetings and in-service training within contracted hours or outside normal hours by agreement
  • To assist in the supervision of Standard Assessment Tasks and tests / assessments as directed
  • To supervise pupils using cloakrooms, showers and toilet facilities.  Supervise pupils in playgrounds and when entering and leaving using school transport
  • To follow school procedures and report any concerns to the Headteacher, for example health and safety risks
  • To adhere to and execute school policy and procedure where appropriate

Support to the teacher:

  • To assist in preparing and maintaining the learning environment to support teaching staff in the development of learning strategies
  • To upkeep data files, catalogue resources, maintain inventories, photocopy, record TV programmes and use I.T. systems for administration and educational purposes
  • To assist in the preparation, organisation and maintenance of classrooms and their equipment, including assistance with and creation of displays, make basic visual aids, art and craft materials, mount and display pupils’ work

Support to the curriculum:

  • To support the use of ICT in the classroom - Work with and support pupils to ensure they are able to use ICT and other specialist equipment to enhance their learning
  • Undertake learning activities with pupils of varying abilities to ensure differentiation and access to the curriculum
  • Contribute to the implementation of the National and/or Foundation Curriculum and specific individual pupil targets and/or group targets

There is an opportunity for part of this role to incorporate Breakfast Club supervision 3 mornings a week.

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2 if required.
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression opportunities within the Trust or permanent employment in teaching assistant role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Our school is a warm and friendly primary school set in the idyllic village of Bathampton. We are the only Community, non-faith based, primary school to the east of Bath.




Bathampton Primary School

Tyning Road



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Training provider



Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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