Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship High Street Primary Academy

A Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprentice is required. You will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils. Duties include: assisting the teacher in the management of pupils and in the management of the classroom, and provide support for pupils-including those with special needs. The work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 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

    0830-1530 Mon-Fri.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Contribute to the development of best practice within the service.
  • Ensure a comprehensive understanding of the relevant safeguarding legislation, guidance and best practice.
  • All employees have a responsibility and a legal obligation to ensure that information processed is kept accurate, confidential, secure and in line with the Data Protection Act (2018) and Security and Confidentiality Policies.

It is the responsibility of all staff that they do not abuse their official position for personal gain, to seek advantage of further private business or other interests in the course of their official duties.

The job involves working from instructions, but making minor decisions involving the use of initiative.

  • Problems are referred to a supervisor / manager. Little close supervision is necessary beyond that provided by working arrangements and methods
  • Provide support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the management of the classroom
  • Assist the teacher with the planning of  learning activities.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes
  • Undertake pupils record keeping which will include recording pupils' responses to learning activities
  • Promote self-esteem and independence
  • Promote positive pupil behaviour, deal promptly with conflicts and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Provide assistance with pupil first aid and welfare issues e.g. look after sick pupils and liaise with parents
  • May be required to demonstrate own tasks to new starters or less experienced members of staff
  • May be required to assist in the handling of small amounts of money related to various school events, which are then handed over to school office staff for processing
  • Lunchtime supervision included
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.

The training you will be getting

On our 15 month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications).
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA).
  • You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out. Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be the potential for employment to recruit one permanent member of staff at the end of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate with High Street Academy or at other schools within Reach South Academy Trust. The Trust operates 10 other schools in Plymouth and opportunties are available for the right individual.

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 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9(A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Act at all times in accordance with appropriate legislation and regulations, codes of practice, the provisions of the Trust’s constitution and its policies and procedures. • Work within the requirements of the Trust’s Health and Safety policy, performance standards, safe systems of work and procedures. Undertake all duties with due regard to the Trust equalities policy and relevant legislation.

About the employer

High Street Primary School is a popular and successful primary school located in Plymouth's historic Stonehouse region. It was founded in 1894 and enjoys an extremely positive reputation in the community. The staff there are committed to providing a strong family atmosphere, and to making sure the children feel safe and cared for. To provide a caring, secure, family environment where each child is valued as an individual who is able to benefit from and contribute to the life of the school, regardless of gender, race, creed or disability. To teach children how to acquire knowledge and skills. To make full use of the school’s resources so that each child can develop their academic, physical, social and creative talents. To give each child self-confidence and to promote a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction in achieving success. To prepare children to become considerate and caring members of the school and the community who show respect towards the people they meet and the environment we all share. To encourage and promote a good relationship between home and school so that parents, staff and governors work together in the best interests of each child.


High Street Primary Academy


High Street Primary Academy

High Street, Plymouth, PL1 3SJ


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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


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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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