Teaching Assistant Apprentice Oakdale Primary School

The teaching assistant supports individuals and groups of children in lessons under the supervision of the class teacher. The role also involves some break and lunchtime cover with the allocated class. We are keen to develop the skills of all our staff so you will be supported with coaching from one of our fantastic HLTAs

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Closing date: 07 Jun 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

    Term-time: Monday to Friday 08.30-15.30

    Total hours per week: 31

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ability to work with the class teacher to secure the best outcomes for each child through; the delivery of learning activities, questioning and assessment and marking
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and parents demonstrating a good standard of spoken and written English
  • Extend children’s thinking skills
  • Encourage good social skills and model acceptable behaviour
  • Understand Individual Education Programmes and contribute to assessments
  • Have the initiative to adapt teaching sessions
  • Implement positive behaviour strategies and follow the school’s behaviour policy

The training you will be getting

  • NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 (if required)
  • Paediatric First Aid certificate
  • Any relevant CPD for the role

College attendance of 1 mandatory day per month at Peterborough College 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The vacancy could lead to permanent employment in this or another school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Empathy, Professional


GCSE or equivalent English Literature and/or Language (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Oakdale Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, two satisfactory references, a disclosure of criminal record and disqualification declaration.

About the employer

Oakdale is a happy and friendly school where we all support one another. We have a beautiful school which has undergone an expansion and have had a successful Ofsted inspection. Our pupils are well-behaved and respectful. We are looking for someone who would like to make a difference to our pupils.


Oakdale Primary School


Oakdale Primary School

Oakdale Avenue



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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

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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