Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Early Years) Sefton Council - Farnborough Road Infant School

This role involves working with and supervising individual children and small groups of children under the direction/instruction of teaching staff and/or senior leaders, including children with specific individual learning needs.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    Term Time Only 39 weeks - 30 hours per week annualised salary

    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 8.30am - 12.30pm & 1.15pm -3.15pm Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for the Pupil

  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations as part of a key worker role.
  • Provide consistent support to all pupils, responding appropriately to individual pupil needs.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of SEN Support Plans.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence, employing strategies to recognise and reward achievement within established school procedure.
  • To observe and assess children in accordance initially with the curriculum.

Support for the Teacher

  •  Assist with the display of children’s work.
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate learning environment under the supervision of the teacher.
  • Contribute to lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting plans as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives.
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
  • Be responsible for keeping and updating records in agreed format with the teacher, contributing to reviews of systems/records as requested.
  • Assess routinely using observation and accurately record achievement/ progress.
  • Promote positive values attitudes and good pupil behaviour, deal promptly with conflict and incidents and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour in line with established school policy.
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents/carers as agreed with the teacher within role/responsibility and participate in feedback sessions/meetings with parents under teacher’s supervision.
  • Provide clerical/administration support.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner qualification
  • Off the job training will be built into school/apprentice timetable and take place at the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Employability Support will be given 2 months prior to end date

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (3-2)(D-E)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (3-2)(D-E)) Essential

About the employer

Sefton Council is a local authority within the Liverpool City Region. Sefton is a diverse and exciting borough and is a great place to live and work. As an employer we can offer a diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings. We offer attractive conditions of service which allow for a good work life balance and invest in our staff through our learning and development programme.


Sefton Council - Farnborough Road Infant School


Farnborough Road Infant School

Farnborough Road




Apprenticeship Team

0151 934 4719

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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

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024