Exciting opportunity to work in a Catholic primary school, under the direct instruction of teaching staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher. Provide specific support to the teacher in the care of pupils and management of the classroom.

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    PLEASE NOTE: This is a term time only role so your yearly wage will be £7011.18 based on total paid weeks of 44.85 and total working weeks of 39. The above salary is the full time equivalent

    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

    Mon to Fri. Term time only plus inset days. Days and shifts are to be confirmed upon interview.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Support to Pupils – To support Class Teacher/PE Lead/Teaching Assistants/Midday Supervisors to:  

  • Provide pastoral support to pupils within the school environment. 
    Assist children in matters of personal needs and their general health including first aid and welfare matters. To participate in school First Aid Rota
  • Provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers 
  • To contribute to raising standards by ensuring high expectations are promoted for pupils 
  • Involvement in the implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour/Support/Mentoring plans
  • Arrange medical/dental visits as appropriate
  • Provide general support to pupils, ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Assisting the children with their table manners and use of cutlery and assisting with the cutting of meat etc. for smaller children
  • Patrolling the playground and “out of bounds” areas regularly
  • Organise and deliver sports activities and encourage participation at lunchtimes
  • Where the children dine away from the school, escorting them to and from the school dining room
  • Supervision of children before, during and after the meal, including the supervising of children to deposit leftover food from plates into receptacles provided
  • Supervision of children bringing sandwiches - to oversee that the debris left by children with packed lunches is removed/cleaned
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with
  • Record and report cause for concerns using school safeguarding systems (CPOMS)

A full job description can be made available on request. 

The training you will be getting

  • L3 Apprenticeship Standard in Teaching Assistant qualification
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Day Release every week at Tamworth Campus (term-time only)
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The possibility of a permanent position for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at South Staffs College Tamworth Campus to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying.

About the employer

At St Modwen's we offer a warm welcome into our beautiful school environment, where the Gospel values of love, peace and justice are reflected in all that we do as a community of faith.  We are an inclusive school, valuing the education of all our children, so that each child fulfils their God-given potential.  We achieve this in a setting underpinned by Gospel values and practices. Our Catholic life permeates all aspects of school life; this was validated in our RE Section 48 Inspection in February 2018, which judged us to be an outstanding Catholic school.  As a committed team of staff, we strive to continually review and improve our journey towards excellence for the children and community of St Modwen's






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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



0300 456 2424

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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