Apprentice Teaching Assistant St Mark’s C of E School

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful team who are looking for somebody who is able to embrace the schools vision, values and aims. It is important that you will enjoy supporting pupils and approach each day with enthusiasm. If you have a passion for supporting children and have a kind, patient, and nurturing attitude, apply now!

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    35 hours per week during 08.00 and 16.30 / 30 paid hours – pro rata (52 weeks)

    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 to Friday - hours within 08.00 and 16.30, to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be working with an established team, supporting across all year groups within the school and will have opportunity to gain experience with SEND.  We are looking for someone who is confident and academically strong with a minimum of C/4 grade in Maths and English, with excellent communication skills.

All of our staff are hardworking and passionate in relation to meeting the needs all of our pupil's and  encouraging their academic, social and emotional development. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Working 1:1 or with small groups of pupils.
  • Supporting pupils with additional learning needs
  • Supporting the class teacher with whole class teaching and the preparation of resources
  • Playground duties
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of our pupils
  • Being committed to becoming involved with school life as a whole
  • Welcome and settle the pupils in to the classroom.
  • Keep accurate records of pupil progress and report back to the class teacher.
  • Preparing resources
  • Listening to the children read; marking the children's work
  • Cover playtime duty; Working as part of team
  • Attending staff meetings and training as appropriate

The training you will be getting

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification. This Level 3 apprenticeship is expected to last a period of between 12 –18 months. You will attend live tutor led sessions 2 days every month (1 day every other week which will either be via ZOOM or in person depending on your location) and participate in online interactive learning via our bespoke innovative platform OLLIE. Your Tutor will also visit you in the workplace for 1-2-1 Tutor sessions during the program. 

The course content includes a range of topics which make up the variety of knowledge, skills and behaviours of what makes for a highly competent and professional TA. By acquiring these elements, you will graduate the apprenticeship a fully competent and well trained Teaching Assistant.

Apprenticeship standard:

Teaching Assistant Level 3

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This apprenticeship offers a route for a career in the education sector. A permanent position may be available upon completion of the apprenticeship dependant on performance and role availability. We have a clear progression path for the right candidate.

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, Physical fitness, Enthusiastic, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please note that following your application you will be sent a link to complete a profile as part of the recruitment process. Once you have submitted this you will be contacted to discuss your application and arrange an interview. Your application will be shared with training provider and employer.

About the employer

St Mark’s CofE Primary School is a small, family orientated village school in Kendal. We work in partnership with parents to develop a school where no one fails but rather, where every child leaves us having identified a talent, a skill, an intelligence through which they can become whatever they want to be. We have a strong tradition of celebrating achievement and encouraging children’s self-esteem and we have excellent teachers, teaching assistants and office staff who all work closely together. Our Christian vision is that all children and adults in school are able to gain strength from unconditional acceptance, love and care and, as a result, can flourish through opportunity and relationships, as fully-rounded, strong human beings, living life to the full with hope for a bright and satisfying future. As a school with a Christian foundation and Christian vision, St Mark’s is completely inclusive, welcoming to, and accepting of, all. This includes people of the Christian faith, other faiths and no faith.


St Mark’s C of E School


Oxenholme Lane





Georgia Marlow

07540 716312

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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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