Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Chalkwell Hall Junior School Chalkwell Hall Junior School

You will assist the Headteacher, Deputy Head, and Teachers by carrying out tasks in relation to the classroom activities of the children. This is a great opportunity to gain hands on experience in a school environment while also gaining a level 3 qualification. You will work with children on various aspects of the social and academic curriculum.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £5.28 an hour. This will the increase to the NMW for your age after the first 12 months.

    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: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support for pupils

  • To work with individual children or small groups of children on various aspects of the social and academic curriculum under the guidance of teachers.
  • To attend to children’s personal needs to include help with social and health training and simple first aid.
  • To help build children(s) confidence.

Support for the teacher(s)

  • Simple creation, repair and maintenance of teaching aids and apparatus.
  • To help reinforce learning.
  • To have formal meetings with teachers to enable planning and preparation for lessons.
  • Where appropriate to act as liaison between students and the teacher.

Support for the school

  • To assist with activities outside the classroom to include supervising children visiting places outside school, in playgrounds, dining areas or as required.
  • To be aware of school policies and procedures, including those relating to confidentiality.

Support with the curriculum

  • To be involved in activities which will promote the inclusion of children with special needs and EAL within the class.
  • Such other duties allocated at the discretion of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Including Manager or Teachers to meet the needs of pupils and the circumstances of the school, commensurate with the grade of post.

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

Level 3 Standard Teaching Assistant Qualification. 

Training Provider: LMP Education (Rated 3rd best apprentice provider across the UK!) Qualification delivered online/remote, alongside the full time job role.

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full-time employment upon completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C and above or Level 2) Essential

About the employer

We are a community Junior school who pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere and seek to provide our pupils with the best education possible – one full of rich educational experiences and possibility. Our school motto is: ‘If we believe, we will achieve’. Our aim is to nurture, develop and prepare our students for the future and have sky high expectations of what they can achieve Our highly skilled, caring and dedicated staff work together to ensure that children at Chalkwell Hall achieve their full potential. We work closely together with all of our parents and carers, to ensure that children in our school receive the best outcomes possible in their learning and personal development.


Chalkwell Hall Junior School


London Road




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Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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