Apprentice Teaching Assistant Berry Hill Primary School

As a teaching assistant, you will have a responsibility to contribute to safeguarding all children and supporting children either individually or in groups to make progress in their learning. You will work closely with the class teacher, ensuring you know what support different children need and how that support will be provided.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40ph for the 1st year for all apprentices aged 16-18. National wage applies for those 18+. Will be the national minimum wage for all apprentices aged 18+ after the 1st year. Pay is pro-rata, Term Time Only pay.

    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 Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities – please note that this is not an exhaustive list and is intended to merely highlight important aspects of the role

  • Supporting individuals or small groups on specific learning targets.
  • Generalised classroom support: ensuring that the school day runs smoothly
  • Working as part of an effective team by demonstrating excellent communication skills
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans
  • Supporting pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Setting challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Supporting provision for pupils with special needs including specialist support
  • Monitoring and evaluating pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievements
  • Establishing constructive relationships and communicating with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils
  • Ensuring that school’s policies are understood and implemented
  • Supporting pupils in their learning in all areas of the curriculum by: tailoring lessons or resources and through specialist support
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required
  • Any other curriculum duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post: e.g break / lunchtime supervision; trips and visits;

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification.

You may also need to work towards Level 2 functional skills in maths and English if not exempt.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To become a Level 3 Teaching Assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Written Skills


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

Things to consider

Term-time holidays are not permitted.

About the employer

Berry Hill Primary School has a simple ethos: to be kind, work hard and be brave. We want to make sure that each and every child understands the importance of kindness; the appreciation that working hard is how we reach our heights; and truly knows that being brave is how we aim high, do the right thing and be ourselves. If helping children achieve this excites you, we’d love to hear from you. At Berry Hill, no two days are ever the same and we offer a vibrant, busy, but enjoyable environment. We believe that a great school should be built on four important pillars: successful learning; instilling a strong moral compass, wide opportunities to participate and compete at sports and a strong performing arts offering. These things are only possible with amazing staff! At Berry Hill we have: • Friendly, well-behaved children, who enjoy coming to school; • Opportunities for everyone to contribute their ideas and have a voice; • A long-term commitment to teamwork in a supportive environment; • A well-sequenced curriculum where all learning is built on prior knowledge


Berry Hill Primary School


Black Scotch Lane



NG18 4JW

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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


Rachel OConnor



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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