Teaching Assistant Apprentice - St. Philip & James C of E Primary School INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant and forward-thinking setting. We are looking to appoint an inspiring Teaching Assistant Apprentice who is fully committed to doing the very best for the pupils in their care. You will also engage actively with the performance review process and take responsibility for own development

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Paid twice a month Automatic rise in pay after 12 months

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday Typical working hours Shift times TBC

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To comply with the school’s health and safety policy at all times and to take responsibility for own and others
  • Health and Safety; ensuring issues are raised or reported as required to senior management or Health and
    Safety representatives
  • To ensure that line managers or senior management are made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns in
    relation to safeguarding and/or child protection
  • To be fully aware and understand the duties and responsibilities pertaining to the Children’s Act 2004 in relation
    to child protection and safeguarding children and young people
  • To be fully aware and follow the principles of GDPR legislation
  • To be aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults
  • To be aware of and support differences and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its ethos, and to encourage students, staff, and
    colleagues to do the same
  • To engage actively with the performance review process and take responsibility for own development

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

The applicant will be working towards Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3.

You will be fully supported by your workplace mentor and LMP education training provider. 

Training will be delivered remotely online through virtual sessions with your allocated tutor. You will typically have one training session a week, all assignments are submitted online through our platform smart assessor. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to be offered a full-time job upon completion, however this cannot be guaranteed
  • Progression routes to higher levels

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English/ Functional Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths/Function Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Eligible for an NUS card for discounts in shops and restaurants Eligible for an apprenticeship oyster card, 30% off travel Discount on Nandos, ASOS, Vue cinema and much more Earn while you learn No debt Automatic rise in pay after 12 months Prizes and vouchers to be won (apprentice of the month) Remote learning Paid twice a month

About the employer

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons". You should be aware that St. Philip & James C of E Primary School is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA. We are a successful Local Authority maintained two-form entry primary school situated close to the centre of Oxford.  Our Ofsted and SIAMS inspections in February 2018 confirmed that we are a good school with a strong and committed leadership team.




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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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