Teaching Assistant Apprentice Barwell Infant School

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to recruit two apprentices to join our team to support EYFS and KS1 children.

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Closing date: 01 May 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 8 am-4 pm 1 night per week until 5pm for staff training

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To assist the teacher with learning activities generally in the classroom
  • To carry out appropriate activities as planned within the classroom or with groups of pupils including administration of baseline tests
  • To prepare and organise teaching resources for lessons including the checking and maintaining of classroom equipment and materials including control of stock within the classroom
  • To assist the teacher in liaising with parents and professionals such as speech therapists
  • To assist at an appropriate level with the provision of general care and welfare of children including personal care/First Aid etc
  • Helping children read
  • Supporting children to be independent by helping them with tasks
  • Answering questions from pupils
  • Assisting in the implementation of programmes designed by other professionals such as educational psychologists, and speech and language therapists
  • To contribute to meetings to discuss the specific child's progress
  • Assist with the provision of general care and welfare to pupils and be mindful of the need to maintain a safe environment at all times
  • Adhering to and maintaining school routines and codes of conduct
  • Supporting the ethos of the school

The training you will be getting

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will achieve the following:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable) 
  • The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace alongside your job role. There is no day release required for this training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential of a permanent Teaching Assistant position 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4/ Functional Skills Level 2) Essential

About the employer

We are committed to providing a high level of education for all of our children, giving them the best start in life that we can. We aim to create an exciting, stimulating and safe environment; and to provide the children with a range of learning opportunities that will encourage the 'all round' development of each child - giving them foundations and skills for life.


Barwell Infant School


Townend Road




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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


Jenny Lindley



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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