We are looking for an impressive individual to join our team. The role requires someone who has the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and has people skills. A friendly disposition and a willingness to participate in school life are considered important qualities for this position.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The above salary is for full time, this application is TERM TIME ONLY, the actual slaary is £10,561.28 per annum.

    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, Tuesday, Thursday - 8.45am - 3.15pm, Wednesday, Friday - 8.45am - 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties and responsibilities:

  • To assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of whole class learning activities, including identifying how the pupils can best be supported.
  • To work under the supervision of a teacher to plan, deliver and evaluate learning activities for small groups or individual pupils, providing feedback on pupil engagement and their achievement of the desired learning objectives.
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans.
  • To promote the development of pupil's self-reliance, self-esteem and emotional resilience.
  • To promote, observe and report on pupil performance and development, using assessment strategies to improve learning.
  • To support the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of pupils, facilitating children and young people's learning and development.
  • To promote the development of positive relationships and acceptable behaviour in accordance with school policy.
  • To develop positive relationships with colleagues, providing consistent and effective support and working constructively as a member of the school staff team.
  • To support pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills through focussed learning activities and more generally across the curriculum.
  • To prepare and utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning.
  • To prepare and support the use of learning materials, monitor and maintain curriculum resources, and create visual displays in order to ensure a relevant physical learning environment.
  • To provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents / carers / other professionals as appropriate.
  • To provide support for bilingual / multilingual pupils if required.
  • To invigilate or provide authorised SEN support for internal and external tests and examinations under formal conditions.
  • To assist with the maintenance of pupil record keeping systems, including recording agreed updates to individual records.
  • To communicate as appropriate with parents and carers about the care and education of their children, as directed by the school.
  • To assist volunteers based in your work area, as appropriate.
  • To encourage participation in structured and unstructured learning activities, including play (timetabled and during breaks if required).  (Primary and Special Schools)
  • To support, as appropriate, in instances where pupils are unwell whilst at the school. *
  • To provide toileting support to pupils as necessary.**

Other duties the school may wish to include, not affecting the grade of the post:

  • To contribute to assessing and developing plans to meet the personal support needs of children and young people with additional requirements, and assist in the implementation and evaluation of the plans.
  • To lead an extra-curricular activity (Wrap Around Care) under the direction of the school but with limited direct supervision.
  • To escort and supervise pupils on educational visits and out of school activities, ensuring their health, safety and well-being.
  • To undertake midday supervision duties.
  • To support, as appropriate, in instances where pupils are unwell whilst at the school.*

The training you will be getting


  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Teaching Assistant
  • For those without maths and English GCSE's, an online initial assessment will be completed at shortlisting stage and dependent on results, we can offer Functional Skills (level 2), if required. 

Delivery Method:

  • Every other week (Friday PM)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer/Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity of a permanent position for the right person

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to attend Loughborough College every other Friday afternoon. We reserve the right to close this advert open if we receive sufficient applications. **Any offer of Apprenticeship is subject to full DBS Check and Satisfactory references**

About the employer

Thrussington is a small village school, located in a rural setting in the village of Thrussington in Leicestershire. At Thrussington, we have a holistic approach which ensures there is a nurturing and caring ethos where children are encouraged to reach their full potential.








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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


Recruitment Team


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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