Teaching Assistant Apprentice NANSTALLON CP SCHOOL

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and emotionally intelligent person with a love of the outdoors who is eager to nurture young children’s learning and work as part of a child-centred team. Being a small village school, we have the unique opportunity to know every child.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 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 8.30am - 3.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Do you stand by the principles of ‘The Circle of Courage’, which means that you want to ensure that every child feels they belong, that they are valued, that they have something to contribute, that they have the freedom to be themselves, to develop independence, that they can gain a mastery of important life skills, find and follow their interests and learn to read and gain number sense?

Are you energetic, enthusiastic and emotionally attuned? Do you love the outdoors? Are you eager to nurture young children’s learning? Are you a team player?

  • To support children with their learning in order that they achieve their full potential in school
  • To develop an understanding of the learning needs of children and use this knowledge to support them to become independent learners in the classroom
  • To take into account a child’s learning needs and ensure their access to the lesson / provision and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, and use of equipment and materials
  • To support positive play and assist with promoting a healthy lifestyle and sport in school
  • To provide support for children’s emotional and social needs by encouraging and modelling positive behaviour and demonstrating high expectations, in line with the school’s positive behaviour for learning policy
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of children and develop through training a trauma informed approach to supporting the most vulnerable
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • To accompany teaching staff and children on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • To share responsibility for safety, health and welfare of children in the setting at all times
  • Supervise indoor and outdoor activities
  • To organise materials, resources and equipment for activities in the setting
  • To assist in the preparation and clearing up of activities and encourage children to help to take responsibility for planned activities
  • To attend required meetings and training sessions
  • To maintain confidentiality in all school related matters

The training you will be getting

Teaching assistant Level 3 (A level).

Training once a month.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression onto a long term career in schools.

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

We can offer: - Fantastic children and staff to learn with. - Enriching learning environments. - In school training. - Supportive and experienced mentors. - Safeguarding training. - Special Needs Training. - A Trauma Informed Schools approach. - Outdoor Learning Training.

About the employer

At Nanstallon we strive to be a school that is ready for children. We are a committed and dedicated team who want to provide every child with the best learning environment, provision, experiences, and opportunities regardless of background or circumstance. We know the importance of working in the local community and we strive to develop trusting relationships between home, school and children.






PL30 5JZ

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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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