Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - SEND/1:1 Rice Lane Primary School

Rice Lane are looking for 4 apprentices to work across their school as 1:1 TA's and within their SEND department. This is an exciting opportunity for those who wish to work within special educational needs whilst being supported by a strong and nurturing team of colleagues within a mainstream primary school.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    If the apprentice is over 19, then the wage will increase to national minimum wage after 12 months.

    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

    This is a term time only role, you will be expected to work Monday to Friday during school hours.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • This role involves working in a mainstream primary school (ages 5-11) both as a 1:1 TA and within the SEND department. This will involve supporting learners with a variety of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Assist teaching staff in the delivery of learning activities and working with small groups / individuals to ensure learning is taking place
  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of pupils both in and out of the classroom (including educational visits) to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development in accordance with the school's behaviour management policy
  • Monitor individual pupil’s progress, achievements and development and report these to the teaching staff
  • Liaise with parents and carers in conjunction with the teaching staff to ensure effective communication concerning the pupils' well being
  • Record pupil information, as specified by the teaching staff/line manager to ensure that schools’ information systems are maintained
  • Prepare and maintain learning equipment and ensure that the classroom is kept clean and tidy
  • Display and present the pupils' work under the direction of teaching staff, so that it enhances the classroom environment and celebrates achievement
  • Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training / development work and staff reviews as required

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
  • If the succesful apprentice does not hold GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skills in the relevant subject (Math and English)
  • Training will be provided by North West Community Services Training and the employer school. This will take place regulary through online sessions and face to face sessions within the school. There is no need to travel for training sessions

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Employment as a Teaching assistant
  • Progression to train as a HLTA
  • Teacher training routes (depending on previous qualifications)

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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4 and above) Desired

Things to consider

This role is to specifically work with SEND children within the school. This is NOT a general classroom TA role. Please see the schools other apprenticeship position for a general classroom TA.

About the employer

At Rice Lane Primary School and Nursery, we are a happy, inclusive and family orientated 3 form entry school with a 90 place nursery and two specialist SEND classrooms. At Rice Lane we aim to provide a happy and caring ethos in which every child is valued and given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We have high academic, social, cultural and behavioural standards and are extremely proud of our children’s achievements. Rice Lane provides an exciting stimulating and caring environment with a culture of respect, where children begin to take responsibility for themselves, our community and the world in which we live. Children develop their self confidence as learners and are encouraged to progress socially, emotionally and spiritually.


Rice Lane Primary School


Rice Lane Primary School

Brockenhurst Road


L9 3BU

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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


Hayley Jones


0151 521 5888

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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