Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Wiveliscombe Primary School Somerset County Council

To work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils. To promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion and to give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pro-rata due to term time only.

    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 working 8.30am to 3.15pm Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
  • Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Support class teachers with maintaining good order and behaviour among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.
  • Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment.
  • Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher.
  • Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable
  • Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher
  • Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role.
  • Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available.
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons.

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

As well as on the job training you will attend Richard Huish College for one day every other week and work towards the following:

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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible permanent employment on completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check performed by the employer. You will need to consider transport to and from the Employer and Training venue, particularly if you rely on public transport. The work involves some manual handling of persons and equipment. Noise, some outdoor work and children’s personal hygiene requirements impact on the normal working environment.

About the employer

Wiveliscombe Primary School is a school with big ideas and a full heart. Staff seek to encourage and challenge pupils from their very first day and throughout their journey, creating a warm and inclusive atmosphere where learning is fun.


Somerset County Council


Croft Way




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Training provider



Jo Richards


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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