Apprentice Early Years Teaching Assistant Holt House Infants School

As an Apprentice Teaching Assistant your role will be to provide support to teachers, pupils and support for the curriculum and school. You will work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff to undertake work/care /support programmes. You will spend time each week supporting pupils in foundation stage and key stage 1.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    (6.5 hours per day) 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Each day will be different and you will spend time working in Foundation stage and in Key Stage. however the main duties will remain the same and you will receive training and support to enable you to assist in carrying out the following:

Support for pupils:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Education / Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes including the delivery of interventions
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher

Support for the teacher:

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly, and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Use strategies, in liaison with the teacher, to support pupils to achieve learning goals
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement / progress as directed
  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems, etc.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents / carers
  • Undertake marking of pupils’ work
  • Provide clerical / admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filing

Support for the curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national curriculums
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare, maintain, and use equipment / resources required to meet the lesson plans / relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use

Support for the school:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person / use of CPOMS
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • Any other related duties as may arise

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching assistant Level 3
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate may have the opportunity to apply for a permanent role should a vacancy arise.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Holt House Infants School is a city school in a rural setting with an inspiring learning environment. We provide a secure and happy learning environment for the children in our care. We are committed to providing the best quality education and have high expectations of children, staff and parents. We are creative and innovative and provide many opportunities for children to practise their basic skills while enriching the curriculum by linking literacy and numeracy to the arts, science and the other foundation subjects.


Holt House Infants School


Holt House Infants School

Bannerdale Rd

S7 2EW

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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


Tony Robinson


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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