Apprentice Classroom/Playground Assistant - Whistaston Church Lane Academy THE LEARNING FOR LIFE PARTNERSHIP

To work as an effective member of staff in both the classroom and on the playground delivering a high quality, inclusive educational service that meets the needs of children, young people and their families in line with the school's policies and procedures and statutory guidance on Safeguarding Children.

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Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    ** As the working hours are term time only the salary will be pro rata'd to account for 39 weeks per year.

    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 Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm. These hours are term time only.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties to include:

  • Supervise children and young people in the classroom and to support their learning under the supervision of the classroom teacher
  • Check that educational materials and equipment are used and stored correctly and report any worn or damaged equipment to the teacher
  • Under the direct supervision of the teacher, assist individual or groups of pupils and ensure their safety and wellbeing, promoting high expectations of behaviour

The training you will be getting

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship standard.

A minimum of 20% of the learning must be completed ‘off-the-job’ (OTJ) and could include the following:

  • Online learning
  • Mentoring and shadowing
  • Research and self-study
  • Coaching
  • Mock EPA – PD / Observation

There will also be an End Point Assessment (EPA).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential progression once completed the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Must be confident of travel to the place of apprenticeship daily. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Learning for Life application form, have an enhanced DBS clearance with our organisation, as well as other safeguarding and pre-employment checks. This is to include references from a present and previous employer (if possible) and a confidential health check.

About the employer

Wistaston Church Lane Academy are a happy school where children enjoy learning and are given every opportunity to succeed. We are proud of our children and value hard work and enjoyment. We aim to create the right environment for our children to learn exciting activities that ensure the children engage with their own learning and develop the whole child.




Church Lane, Wistaston


Cheshire East


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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

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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