Halley House School - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Rutherford House School

Helping children in their daily lessons, supporting the teachers, attending to first aid issues, managing pupils at playtimes and lunchtimes and supporting children to move around the school site well. We are looking for two hard-working team players, who are willing to get stuck in and support with the daily running of primary classes.

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Closing date: 10 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 an hour (based on 38 hours per week a year, the annual wage you will receive will actually be £9,241.60)

    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 - Friday, 7.45am to 5.00pm three times a week, 8.45am to 6.00pm twice a week (38-40 weeks Term-time only).

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

One apprentice for Infants and one for the Junior, but both on the same site here in Dalston.

Two apprentice teaching assistants, to support with the daily running of classes at our happy school. We are specifically looking for people who are kind, hard-working, professional and willing to work as a part of an effective team.

The posts would suit those looking for a career as a teaching assistant or those looking to eventually progress and qualify as a teacher.

Duties include:

  • Helping children in their daily lessons.
  • Supporting the teachers.
  • Attending to first aid issues.
  • Managing pupils at playtimes and lunchtimes.
  • Supporting children to move around the school site well.

We are happy to start and 'onboard' our new team-members before the summer holiday, so they are ready to hit the ground running in September. This would have the added benefit of pay over the summer.

Specific requirements:

  • We are looking for two people who are kind and considerate, as well as being good team players, who are willing to work with others.
  • A good basic academic standard of English and maths is also needed.
  • Good computing and strong communication skills are also required.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard qualification.
  • Online remote training with our talented tutors.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full time employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Team player, Collaborative, Positive, Flexible, Kind, Compassionate


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers

About the employer

We are a one-form entry, primary, free school serving the communities of Dalston, Stoke Newington and Shacklewell, in London. We opened our doors on Monday 7th September 2015 to offer local parents the opportunity to access the highest standards of education, blended from the best of the state and independent sectors. We have just over 200 children on site each day, and are based in a modern repurposed office block, with very good indoor educational facilities - inc. a library, art studio, conference room, music room, play room, breakfast club room, play room, sports hall, therapy room, main hall, classrooms and offices. Being a state school, we do not charge any fees, but are funded by the government.


Rutherford House School


52-58 Arcola Street


E8 2DJ

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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





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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