Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship ST PETERS CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring and hardworking Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join our successful team. The role will be based in KS1 and involve supporting and enabling all students to access the curriculum. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 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

    Monday - Friday, 08:40 - 15:15, 30 minutes for lunch. Term time only.

    Total hours per week: 30.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties Include:

  • Working with individuals or small groups of children under the direction of teaching staff
  • Establishing positive relationships with all pupils
  • Implementing planned learning activities, as outlined by the class teacher
  • Supporting pupils with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills
  • Promoting positive pupil behaviour in line with school policies
  • Always respecting confidentiality
  • Providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress
  • Where necessary, supporting student(s) with personal needs, including toileting, dressing, feeding etc
  • Developing the students’ self-esteem and encouraging independence

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Teaching Assistant
  • Functional Skills (as required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Depending upon the needs of the school at that time, there is the possibility of progression with the school after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Patience, Calm Manner, Good Sense of Humour


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

St Peter’s is situated in Southweald and it is not accessible by public transport. The L3 TA apprentice will attend a monthly class (full day) at ACL Essex’s centre in Witham or, in exceptional circumstances we might be able to offer an online option (after school hrs).

About the employer

St Peter’s C of England Primary School is a two form entry primary school located in the village of Southweald. We are extremely proud of our school, and we place a special emphasis on our relationships with parents, our local church, St Peter’s, and the wider community. At St. Peter’s we value the contribution that every child makes to school life, and we are committed to enabling all pupils to participate fully in all aspects of school life and the wider community.







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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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