Teaching Assistant Apprentice Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School

We are looking for an Apprentice to join our team of Teaching Assistants. The role is required to help support groups of pupils and individuals in all aspects of our school life. We are looking for individuals who are energetic and enthusiastic about learning and are willing to become part of our team.

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

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Closing date: 17 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

    32.5 hours per week, 8.30am to 3.30pm. 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main role and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide support to teaching staff
  • Work under the instruction/guidance of teaching and senior staff to undertake education support duties
  • Assist the class teacher in the day to day needs of the pupils in their care
  • To enable the teacher to implement the curriculum and respond to the pupils’ needs.
  • To maintain complete confidentiality on all school matters.
  • Ensure the welfare and safety of the children at all times
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs

Additional Training given:

  • Safeguarding & Prevent
  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard qualification, attending monthly training sessions with your tutor/assessor, where you will meet other apprentices from local schools providing excellent peer to peer learning via on-line. 

Functional skills if required.

There are assignments and live evidence gained within the workplace where you will embed your learning and gain further training hands on training from your mentor and teacher within school.  You will have access to your programme outside of your sessions via our e-portfolio system Laser Learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent employment may be available at the end of the apprenticeship (we have a good track record of keeping our apprentices and we will always give them priority for TA vacancies)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Commitment to learning


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C or above or 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C or above/4-9) Desired

Things to consider

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. To arrange a visit or to find out more about the role, please contact our school office on the number below. Please send completed application forms to the email address below. Tel No: 01844 345590 Email: office@monks.org.uk The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About the employer

Monks Risborough School is a special place to work, with delightful children and an engaged and supportive community – a school family where everyone thrives in every way. We have a cohesive, happy and positive staff team, sharing a desire to embrace new educational ideas and to drive the school on to become the best that it can possibly be, evidenced by our ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection.


Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School


Aylesbury Road

Monks Risborough

Princes Risborough

HP27 9LZ

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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

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 use the link provided to complete a Buckinghamshire Council application form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Jun 2024