KS2 Teaching Assistant - Apprentice City of London Corporation

Freemen’s is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for 920 pupils aged 7 – 18. The Junior School (ages 7 – 13) has 400 pupils on roll; the Senior School (ages 13-18) has 545 pupils on roll, approximately 320 of whom are in the Senior School. The majority of boarders are in the Sixth Form.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    City of London Corporation staff can take advantage of the pension scheme. They also receive discounts and special offers for a wide range of products and services.

  • Working week

    8am – 4pm Monday – Friday with 1 hour unpaid lunch. Flexibility may be require for business needs

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Purpose of Post

Working closely with class teachers you will be helping pupils to expand their knowledge and play a positive role in school life. You will utilise your knowledge, communication skills and creativity to help pupils understand the information presented.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise and provide learning support for pupils with or without special needs.
    Assist with the development of individual education and behavioural plans setting challenging expectations for pupils to achieve learning goals.
  • Establish trusting relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs and personalities.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with the class and engage in activities.
  • Provide feedback to pupils and teachers on pupil’s achievement, progress and any problems that arise.
  • Create and maintain an orderly and supportive environment, undertaking administrative tasks as needed
  • Promote good pupil conduct encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour.
  • Support the use of technology in learning and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Prepare resources required for learning activities and assist pupils in their use.
  • Uphold policies and procedures relating to child protection and data protection.
    Supervise pupils before school, after school and on school trips.

Other Points

  • Actively seek to implement the City of London’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy in relation to the duties of the post, and at all times give due regard to the health and safety of both themselves and others when carrying out their duties.
  • Reporting all accidents to the Bursar via the School’s Accident Report Form procedure.  Report forms are held in the Medical Centre.
  • Informing the Bursar of any concerns regarding Health & Safety and safe working practices.
  • Actively seek to implement the City of London’s Equal Opportunity Policy and the objective to promote equality of opportunity in relation to the duties of the post.
  • To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be requested appropriate to the grade.

The training you will be getting

You will be supported to achieve the Teaching Assistant level 3 apprenticeship. Theoretical training will be delivered by the training provider on a weekly basis. Practical training and support will be given in the workplace allowing you to embed your learning in the working environment. You will receive 6 hours per week to completed course work within your working hours.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, we aim to offer a permanent role within the team if a position is available. Alternatively, we shall endeavour to secure an alternative position within the City of London Corporation.

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C / 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 5) Essential

About the employer

The City Corporation with a rich history that precedes parliament, the City Corporation has been an ever constant throughout history adapting in order to meet modern demands of the City it serves, and is home to some of the world’s most striking modern architecture. The City of London Corporation forms part of London as a whole, along with the 32 London Boroughs who have responsibility for local government services within their local area. Based at the Guildhall the City Corporation looks after and promotes the City of London


City of London Corporation


Philp House

City Freemans School

Park Lane

KT21 1EN


Sarah Bailey


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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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online and ensure that you answer the questions in the Recruitment Information Pack - please include your answers in the supporting information section of the application form. We are unable to accept curriculum Vitae (CVs)

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024