Level 3 Classroom Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Mayfield Primary School Mayfield Primary School

Do you love working in the classroom and want to gain some valuable experience in the classroom? This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a classroom setting and will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a teaching assistant.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Uplifts for relevant experience will be discussed at interview

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours to be confirmed. Total hours per week: minimum 30.00.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a classroom setting and will develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to become a Teaching Assistant
  • Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher
  • Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session
  • Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially
  • Keep up to date written records for supported pupils
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in children to assist their education and growth
  • Depending on school there may be a specific focus on certain curriculum areas
  • It is an interesting, varied position that gives the valuable opportunities of gaining experience in a professional setting working with young people and colleagues
  • You will find out about the teaching paths that are available and the hope would be that this apprenticeship will lead you onto your next step on the career ladder

The training you will be getting

Training is provided through a blended programme of practical activity, group training and virtual learning.The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals. 

Training Topics include:

  • Understanding how children learn and develop
  • Using technology to support learning
  • Working with teachers to understand and support assessment
  • Keeping children safe in education
  • Planning and leading high quality physical activity

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Qualification will be achieved.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Prevent duty
  • Working towards Level 2 Functional Skills (where appropriate)
  • Opportunities to gain additional coaching qualifications

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Higher education pathway
  • Teaching Assistant within a school setting
  • Pathway into teaching
  • Working in a sector that involves, initiative, leadership, communication, developing positive relationships
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths - English (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The role will be a position that allows the applicant to work with colleagues within a professional setting. It is an invaluable learning opportunity and is also a role that could be invaluable for an existing member of staff who wishes to extend their personal continued professional development.

About the employer

I am delighted to be the new Headteacher here at Mayfield. The school has an excellent reputation locally and within the borough. Our parents and carers tell us that Mayfield is like a family, a community school that truly embraces and promotes our vision of striving together for a brighter future. We are proud of the caring, nurturing and emotionally supportive ethos we have created and the work we do to encourage and support our children to achieve in every aspect of their schooling. Our school setting is lovely and unique - surrounded by local parks, green spaces and leafy avenues. Our school is welcoming, friendly and nurturing. Our staff are committed to improving outcomes for all children, to widening their opportunities and extending their aspirations. Expectations of behaviour, attainment and progress are high. Our curriculum is vibrant and exciting and through it children develop a thirst for knowledge and a lifetime love of learning. We are delighted that you are visiting us online and hope that you find plenty to engage with and inform you about life at Mayfield. Cornerstones of our ethos: A set of Values that are shared by our community and which underpin our ethos. Our Values (respect, responsibility, aspiration, determination, good manners, kindness and friendship and honesty) also provide a code of behaviour for the children to follow. The Values are displayed in the school and reinforced in assemblies and throughout the curriculum. A dedicated, committed and talented teaching staff who support children emotionally, and in their personal and social development and challenge them academically. A curriculum that is interesting, engaging and promotes the acquisition of knowledge. A wide range of enriching experiences that motivate and engage children in learning - from Circus Workshops to visiting writers and poets, visits to the Local Art Gallery - Pitzhanger Manor, drama workshops, dance workshops, visits to Central London, working with an artist in residence during art week and theatre trips to the West End to name but a few of the wider experiences we provide for the children. A caring, secure and friendly environment for children, parents, carers and staff that embodies our strapline of working together for a brighter future. There are lots of examples on this website of how all of these aspects of Mayfield come together to create a happy and focussed learning environment where children thrive.


Mayfield Primary School


High Lane


W7 3RT

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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


Adam Baker


01438 791046

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please visit: www.esfapprenticeships.co.uk Two options 1.Download application form and send it through to vacancies@esfapprenticeships.co.uk 2. Apply directly with an expression of interest form via the website Any queries contact: Sporting Futures Training - 01438 791068/ 07901 603292

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024