Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at All Hallows School, Shepton Mallet All Hallows School

Our successful and supportive learning support team are looking for an apprentice to join the team. You will be supporting pupils across the school, be that in class, during interventions, break times.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary is pro-rata based on the term-time only nature of this role.

    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 full time position during term time. 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To nurture the children and promote the development of the whole person (body, mind and spirit).
  • To develop knowledge of a range of learning support needs and to develop an understanding of the specific needs of the pupils you are to support.
  • To encourage acceptance and inclusion of all pupils with special needs.
  • To establish a supportive and good working relationship with the pupils concerned.
  • To support and teach groups of children across the school.
  • To develop skills in delivering interventions, both specific schemes and tailor-made programs, either on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
  • To develop skills in preparing appropriate work for any interventions.

To aid the pupils to learn as effectively as possible in both group and individual situations, for example:

  • Clarify and explain instructions
  • Ensuring the children are able to use equipment and materials provided
  • Motivate and encourage the pupils to learn as required
  • Assist in weaker areas i.e. language, reading, maths
  • Help them to concentrate on completing tasks set
  • Meeting physical needs whilst encouraging independence
  • Designing/implementing Programmes of Work.Writing/evaluating IEP targets
  • Liaising with class/subject teachers about in class support targets
  • Developing appropriate resources to support the children


  • To develop use of relevant assessment methods in order to track progress and set pupil specific targets.
  • To record the progress of all pupils.
  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings and planning sessions (collaborative), working closely with the SENDCO and class/subject teachers, including giving feedback and identifying next steps.
  • To liaise with SENDCo and to ensure relevant and appropriate support is made available to children you support.
  • To promote and reward positive behaviour at all times.
  • To attend to the health, welfare and safety of the children including when the children are in the external play areas and on local walks and outings, adhering to the school Health and Safety policy and procedures at all times.
  • To be positive, fully committed, and to support the ethos and direction of the school wholeheartedly.

This role may be closed early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2, if required.
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This apprenticeship may lead to a permanent position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Desired skills and Personal qualities continued:- Computer literate, excellent interpersonal skills, strong organisational skills, be able to work independently and take initiative, ability to build effective working relationships, work within a team to identify best practice, be prepared to adapt your practice to ensure each child makes progress, excellent time management, positive and forward thinking, think creatively to solve problems, patient and caring approach, efficient, willing to contribute to the school community, high standards and expectations, ability to work in a team, able to motivate pupils and colleagues, enjoy the company of children, a sense of humour and enjoyment at work. Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. You will need to be able to drive, as there are no access to the school by public transport due to its location.

About the employer

All Hallows School is a highly successful co-educational, day and boarding school for 3-13-year olds. At All Hallows we believe we are doing something very distinctive: our children's happiness and wellbeing underpin everything we do and everything else flows from that. Outstanding opportunities lie both inside and outside the classroom - passionate and engaging class teaching drives our academic life, as well as outdoor learning in our nine-acre Forest School, an extensive Sports programme and a state of the art Creative Centre for Art and Design.


All Hallows School


All Hallows School

Cranmore Hall

East Cranmore


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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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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