Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Caldmore Primary Academy Caldmore Primary Academy

You will be responsible for supporting class teachers within Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The successful candidate will bring our innovative curriculum to life, as you maintain good order and discipline, engage pupils with SEN and stimulate children of all abilities to reach their full potential.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    32.5 hours per week 8:30am-4pm Monday to Friday Term Time only

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes including; social, health, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • Supervise and support pupils whilst ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model by being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards
  • Assist with display work of pupils
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher and Inclusion Manager as agreed
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested
  • Gather/report information from and to parents or carers as directed
  • Provide clerical/admin support e.g photocopying, typing, filing, collecting of money etc.
  • Support pupils to understand instruction
  • Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies and interventions for e.g., EAL, SEN, Speech and Language, literacy, Phonics, numeracy, as directed by the teacher or Inclusion Manager
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures related to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection - reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required, within normal contractual hours
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times
  • Promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity
  • Recognise health and safety id a responsibility of every employee by taking reasonability for the care of self and others by complying with the academy’s H&S policy and any academy specific procedures/rules that apply to this role
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards your Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification across a total duration of 16 months!
  • Training provider: LMP Group (Rated 3rd best apprenticeship training provider across the UK)!
  • All online/remote learning, no classroom or college day release
  • An allocated tutor will support you throughout the apprenticeship!

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

For the right person we will look to take on after they have completed their apprenticeship. We offer great career routes for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Caldmore Primary is a learning community in which everybody wants to continuously improve, is expected to continuously improve and has a duty to help others to do so. There is a relentless pursuit by all staff to create a happy, respectful and purposeful learning environment. Our motto, ‘Aspire, Believe, Achieve’, is central to the inclusivity of the academy; there are strong, nurturing relationships between staff and pupils and an unswerving commitment to help all of our children fulfil their potential. The image of the rainbow in our school badge depicts the way in which we are all unique, but in the most important ways, we are very much the same. Caldmore Primary Academy serves a richly diverse community, with around 30 different languages being spoken by children who join us from all around the world. All pupils, regardless of their starting points or backgrounds, are supported and challenged to be the very best that they can be. The combination of high expectations, an engaging and tailored curriculum and a dedicated, highly skilled team combine to create an ambitious academy that continuously strives for excellence. It is an absolute privilege to work with such wonderful pupils and staff every day.


Caldmore Primary Academy


Westwood Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Owen MacKinnon


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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