Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at Creech St Michael CofE Primary School Somerset County Council

We are seeking a dedicated candidate to join our team as a Level 3 SEN Teaching Assistant Apprentice. You will work collaboratively with and be supported by teaching and senior staff. The role involves implementing work/care/support programs to facilitate student learning and progress.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts TBC - Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Teaching Assistant specialising in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within our educational institution, you will play a crucial role in supporting the learning and development of students with diverse needs. This apprenticeship position is designed to provide hands-on experience and training in working with individuals who have special educational needs and disabilities. You will work under the guidance of experienced educators to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Supporting Classroom Activities:

  • Assist in the implementation of individualised education plans (IEPs) for students with SEND
  • Collaborate with teachers to adapt and differentiate teaching materials to meet the specific needs of students

Providing Individualised Support:

  • Work one-on-one with students who require additional support in their learning
  • Implement strategies to promote inclusion and facilitate participation in classroom activities

Assessment and Progress Monitoring:

  • Support the assessment of students' progress and contribute to the development of progress reports
  • Work closely with teachers to identify areas of improvement and implement targeted interventions

Behavioural Support:

  • Assist in managing and addressing challenging behaviours, implementing behaviour plans as necessary
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that promotes social and emotional well-being

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Maintain open and effective communication with teachers, parents, and other professionals involved in the students' education
  • Collaborate with the special education team to share insights, strategies, and best practices

Professional Development:

  • Actively engage in training sessions and professional development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge in the field of special education
  • Stay informed about current trends, research, and best practices in the area of SEND

Administrative Tasks:

  • Assist in the preparation of classroom materials and resources
  • Contribute to the maintenance of accurate records related to student progress and support provided

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2 if required
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion
  • Training and training location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Future progression opportunities will be discussed upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Knowledge of safeguarding, Keen to work with SEN children


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

About the employer

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. We are proud to be a church school and enjoy good links with the local parish and Baptist churches and also with our community.


Somerset County Council


Creech St Michael Primary School

Hyde Lane

Creech St Michael


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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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