Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Compton C of E Primary School

Compton C of E are looking for two Teaching Assistant Apprenticeships to support the delivery in class and around the school. We are looking to strengthen our experienced team and require two dedicated and flexible Apprentice Teaching Assistants. The Apprentices must have a passion for teaching and learning and supports pupils in their learning.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 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

    Monday - Friday, working between 8.15am - 4.00 pm. Hours may change slightly to assist with after school clubs and lunchtime duties. Times to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Compton C of E Primary are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic apprentice with a passion for working with children and a commitment to raising aspirations.

The post requires a well motivated apprentice who is enthusiastic, patient and calm. The successful candidate will need to be able to work closely with the class teacher and as part of a wider team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work consistently well independently or as part of a team
  • Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Develop positive behaviour management strategies
  • Be creative and play an active role in building a safe and happy learning environment with the child’s well-being and progress at heart

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

The school are keen to accommodate the best candidates who will make a positive impact on our school and standards. Applicants with experience are encouraged to apply.

The training you will be getting

Over the 15-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
  • Behaviours, Skills, and Knowledge
  • Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Support given from Plymouth Arglye Community Trust to secure a full-time role after the Apprenticeship
  • Possible full time role at the school if avalible

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, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9(A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Personal qualities. You need a positive happy outlook with energy and enthusiasm and your communication skills are strong. You are prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ with a good team spirit and a ‘can-do’ attitude and a sensitive and supportive approach.

About the employer

Compton C of E Primary School is a remarkable school. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible primary education for all our children. As a Church School, we have established a clear vision and a set of values which are embedded into our school culture and demonstrate our Christian Distinctiveness. You can read more about this in our Key Information section. Simply put, we want all our children to 'Live life in all its fullness' (John 10:10) in order for them to Learn, Achieve and Flourish. We provide high quality teaching and learning and subsequently have very high standards of achievement. In addition, we provide countless opportunities for all our children, both inside and outside of the classroom, to enable them to flourish.


Compton C of E Primary School


Compton CofE Primary School

Higher Compton 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


Tim Scott-Lloyd


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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