Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship St Mary's High Crompton C of E Primary School

We are looking to appoint 1 x Level 3 Apprentice to join our team to provide valuable, practical assistance to class teachers in both the classroom and supporting pupils as lunch time. You will be enthusiastic, caring and interested in how best to support children to learn and develop.

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Closing date: 21 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 to Friday, 30 hours per week (Term time) + 5 days as directed by the Headteacher.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Supervise and support pupils to undertake agreed learning activities / programmes linked to local and national curriculum and learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, or early years.
  • Adjusting activities according to pupil responses and needs, including for those with special educational needs.
  • The role may include supporting and implementing pupils’ personal programme, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and welfare matters. The pupil may also need assistance to access different areas of the school. To administer basic first aid and/or medication as required.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Support the effective use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • Support the implementation of Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Plans.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence amongst pupils.
  • Provide feedback to pupils on their progress and achievement under the guidance of a teacher, in line with school policy.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts in line with school behaviour policies.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers, promoting the School’s home/school liaison policy.
  • Assist the teacher with the preparation of teaching and learning materials and resources.
  • Provide detailed feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement and progress as requested.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested, and assist with the collation of pupil reports as requested by the teacher, which may involve data inputting.
  • Maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans.
  • Assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/learning activity and assist pupils in their use.
  • Administer and mark straightforward routine tests, e.g. spelling or mental arithmetic, and invigilate tests as required.
  • Provide clerical support for teachers, e.g. photocopying, filing, collecting money, checking deliveries and placing goods in stock and maintaining records of stock, administering coursework, production of work sheets for agreed activities.
  • To support others within the classroom and the School, contributing to the achievement of School objectives by working as part of a team.
  • Assist with activities outside the classroom, working as part of a team to support pupils 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 a teacher.
  • To understand the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity, both when working with pupils and with colleagues, and to promote equal opportunities for all.
  • To uphold and promote the Christian values and the ethos of the school.
  • To implement and uphold the policies, procedures and codes of practice of the School, including relating to customer care, finance, data protection, ICT, health & safety, anti-bullying and safeguarding/child protection.
  • To take a pro-active approach to health and safety, working with others in the school to minimise and mitigate potential hazards and risks, and actively contribute to the security of the school, e.g. challenging a stranger on the premises.

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • You will attend weekly, off the job training sessions at the Oldham College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Any successful apprenticeship who demonstrates the ability and necessary skills to carry out the role of a Level 3 Teaching Assistant to a high standard, would be considered for any permanent vacancy that may arise in the school. This would be part of a further recruitment process.

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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable and hard working


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

Things to consider

Willingness to undertake training in relevant learning strategies. You will be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and open days. There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship Please do not contact the employer direct. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment.

About the employer

We are proud to be an inclusive Christian school, with strong links to St Mary’s Church. As a church School we aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote Christian values to our pupils through all aspects of the curriculum and school life. (St Mary’s Instrument of Government).


St Mary's High Crompton C of E Primary School


St Mary’s C of E Primary School High Crompton

Rushcroft Road

High Crompton


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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


Andrea Kearns


0161 785 4072

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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