Teaching Assistant Apprentice Telford Junior School

The apprenticeship allows you to specialise, with the chance to professionally develop in this chosen field. We will support you to gain a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, offering 20 % off the job learning time, giving you time to complete the studies, whilst gaining valuable work experience alongside.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £11,843 for hours above and 39 weeks per year

  • Working week

    39 (term-time only + 1 week) 33.75 (6.75 per day) 08.45 – 15.30 hours.

    Total hours per week: 33.75

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Curriculum Support:

  • Assist in the delivery of lessons/sessions and interact with the teacher and pupils as required
  • Undertake agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses
  • Support and use information technology in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

Support for Pupils:

  • Support individuals or groups during independent/group work, e.g. explain tasks, reinforce key objectives/concepts or vocabulary, use practical apparatus, support less able pupils, extend/challenge more able, keep pupils on task, interested, motivated and engaged
  • Occasional support to whole class for short periods (e.g. story reading, or supervision of pre-set tasks, tests, etc.)
  • Help pupils to develop communication skills and role play activity

Support to Teachers:

  • Monitor individual/group achievements of key objectives and provide feedback to the teacher
  • Contribute to pupil assessment through observation and reporting (including simple written records)
  • Record information relevant to assessment and review of pupils’ progress

Safeguarding Responsibilities

Telford Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and Barred List Check, and online checks will be sought, along with other relevant employment checks.

All staff members will:

  • Have a good understanding of the school’s Child Protection Policy and the key statutory safeguarding guidance
  • Be required to sign to confirm that they have read this documentation and understand the expectations set out within the documentation
  • Understand safeguarding responsibilities, contributing to the school’s statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
  • You may also need to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills if not exempt
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If successful progression to Teaching Assistant and/or potential further progression within the education sector if preferred.

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS checks, references, online checks and the right to work in the UK.

About the employer

Telford Junior School is a popular and successful junior school, educating children between the ages of 7 and 11. The pupils enjoy coming to school and achieve well, benefiting from a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. The school has approximately 350 children on roll. Classes are arranged in year groups, with three parallel mixed ability classes in each year group.


Telford Junior School


Telford Junior School

60 Telford Ave

Leamington Spa

CV32 7HP

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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


Rachel OConnor



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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