Teaching Assistant apprenticeship LET ME PLAY LIMITED

The Heights Primary are looking for a passionate, aspiring Teaching assistant to join their busy team. Your role would include supporting the Class teacher in the delivery of teaching and learning and working one-on-one with children with additional needs. Working with small groups of children to support understanding of the curriculum

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay may differ depending on skills and prior experience.

    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 - Friday, Daily hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Outline of day to day duties

Teaching and learning

  • Support pupils (1 to1 and in small groups) with learning across the curriculum, in line with national learning strategies
  • Provide support to SEN children, 1:1 and in small groups
  • Assist in the implementation of individualised support
  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the guidance of the Headteacher, SENCO and Class Teacher
  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT as directed
  • Assist the Class Teacher with maintaining pupils’ records as requested
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Gather/report information from/to parents/carers as directed

Administrative Duties:

  • Prepare classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards
  • Prepare and present displays of pupils’ work
  • Provide clerical / admin support, e.g. photocopying, filing, collecting money
  • Undertake other duties from time to time as the Headteacher requires
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use

Support for the pupils:

  • Attend to the pupils’ personal needs, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • Supervise and support pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately 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
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 
  • 20% off the job training 
  • tutor support via smart assessor platform

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent position considered on completion of the apprenticeship
  • The opportunity of Higher level TA available 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental


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

About the employer

The Heights Primary is a new, Government funded, non-selective, highly inclusive primary school for the Caversham Heights / Mapledurham area. The school opened in September 2014 with 2 reception classes and Year 1 in response to an increasing need for Primary School places in West Caversham. It has grown organically, with 2 new reception classes of 25 children per class having joined every year and we reached our full capacity of 350 children across Reception to Year 6 in September 2020.




The Heights Primary

129 Upper Woodcote 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




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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