KS2 Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Shoscombe Church School MIDSOMER NORTON SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP

We are looking to recruit a Key Stage 2 Teaching Assistant to join the team. The nature of the role is to work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, usually in the classroom with the teacher, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This role is term time only and therefore the advertised salary will be pro-rated based on the term-time only nature of this role.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (term time only): 8.30am - 3.30pm with 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for Pupils:

  • Attending to the pupils’ personal needs, and implementing related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and first aid and welfare matters, as appropriate
  • Supervising and supporting pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Establishing constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Developing a good knowledge of pupils’ individual special educational needs and implementing appropriate strategies as outlined in the students’ profiles
  • Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • Providing pastoral support for pupils as directed by the tutor or House staff

Support for Teacher:

  • Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clearing away afterwards and assisting with the display of pupils’ work
  • Being aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and reporting to the teacher as agreed
  • Undertaking pupil record keeping as requested
  • Supporting the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate
  • Gathering/reporting information from/to parents/carers as directed
  • Providing clerical/admin support for learning e.g. photocopying, word processing, filing, data entry etc.
  • Supporting pupils to develop basic literacy and numeracy skills as directed by the teacher
  • Supporting the role of the tutor, including mentoring individual or small groups of students as directed by the tutor or House staff

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Supporting pupils to understand instructions
  • Supporting pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies as directed by the teacher
  • Supporting pupils in accessing and developing basic ICT skills
  • Preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assisting pupils in their use

Support for the School:

  • Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Being aware of and supporting differences and ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciating and supporting the role of other professionals
  • Attending relevant meetings as required including termly afterschool department meetings
  • Participating in critical self-reflection through the performance management process for TAs and participating in training and development opportunities as required
  • Assisting with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes
  • Accompanying teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Working constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Contributing to pupil reviews by reporting on pupil progress as directed
  • Undertaking other relevant duties allocated at the discretion of the classroom teacher, SENCO, Headteacher or other designated supervisor

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard Qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2, if required
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship if the opportunity is available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Level 2 literacy & numeracy, Understanding of EYFS, Knowledge of safeguarding, Commitment to learn, Flexible and adaptable, Good sense of humour


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check is required prior to appointment.

About the employer

Shoscombe Church School is a small and friendly village school where children are inspired and nurtured to discover their unique potential. Our children shine with self-belief and go into the world with the determination and resilience to follow their dreams. Our children are polite, happy and excited learners who live and breathe our Christian core values of joy, creativity & wonder, empathy, respect, resilience and aspiration.




St. Julians 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


Philippa Bancroft


07917 923622

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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