Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship South Lake Primary School

We are looking for someone energetic, empathetic & highly motivated to join the South Lake Primary School team! You will enhance our pupils’ learning in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives, and stay on task to make progress. We are seeking a good role model who supports our school values!

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    NJC SCP2 £11.59/hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm term time only (including 6-8 hours of off-the-job training time per week)

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work with the class teacher to support pupils’ effective independent learning and progress
  • To prepare resources and the classroom for planned activities
  • To have shared responsibilities, along with all staff in school for the safeguarding of pupils
  • To provide support for learning activities across all areas of the national curriculum and to provide feedback to the teacher on pupil progress with objectives and tasks
  • To assist with the timely preparation of resources, activities and the teaching environment ensuring pupil safety. This may include preparing materials to meet individual pupil needs
  • To clear up after activities, keeping the teaching area safe and tidy and  assist with displays
  • To help pupils advance towards their targets and to provide feedback on progress
  • To support pupils to review their own learning wherever possible
  • To assist in implementing and reviewing agreed programmes of work and highlight any concerns to the classroom teacher

The training you will be getting

At the end of the Apprenticeship, you will achieve the following:

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if applicable) 
  • The apprenticeship will be delivered via teams meetings every 4 - 6 weeks, with observations carried out in the workplace alongside your job role
  • There is no day release required for this training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification with opportunities to further develop your skills and career

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4/ Functional Skills Level 2) Desired

About the employer

We aim for every pupil to fulfil their potential, no matter their needs. Our school is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and we value the diversity of our children, families and staff. At South Lake, we believe children achieve and flourish when they feel safe and happy. Their well-being is our priority. We enable our children to become independent, resilient learners who approach their work with a positive attitude, and an understanding that taking risks and making mistakes are part of learning. We work closely with our families to get the provision right for each child and offer the support needed to overcome any barriers to learning.


South Lake Primary School


Campbell Road




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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


Sam Daniels


07908 671 218

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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