Chalkwell Hall Junior School - Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Chalkwell Hall Junior School

During this apprenticeship you will be working within a school environment, enhancing your teaching skills through practical experience. Earn while you learn as well as valuable experience to further your future education or employment opportunities.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 an hour (based on 32.5 hours per week a year, the annual wage you will receive will actually be £7,904)

    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 to Friday, working hours to be discussed

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You will also assist the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, and Teachers by carrying out non-teaching tasks in relation to the classroom activities of the children.

Support for pupils:

  • To work with individual children or small groups of children on various aspects of the social and academic curriculum under the guidance of teachers
  • To attend to children’s personal needs to include help with social and health training and simple first aid
  • To help build children(s) confidence

Support for the teacher(s):

  • Simple creation, repair and maintenance of teaching aids and apparatus
  • To help reinforce learning
  • To have formal meetings with teachers to enable planning and preparation for lessons
  • Where appropriate to act as liaison between students and the teacher

Support for the school:

  • To assist with activities outside the classroom to include supervising children visiting places outside school, in playgrounds, dining areas or as required
  • To be aware of school policies and procedures, including those relating to confidentiality

Support with the curriculum: 

  • To be involved in activities which will promote the inclusion of children with special needs and EAL within the class
  • Such other duties allocated at the discretion of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Inclusion Manager or Teachers to meet the needs of pupils and the circumstances of the school, commensurate with the grade of post

Desired skills, qualities and qualifications:

  • Good Level of English and maths (Grade 4/C+ or Level 2 Functional Skills)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organised
  • Friendly

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard qualification
  • Online remote training with our talented tutors

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential full-time employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Friendly


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

LMP Education and Sporting Education are committed to anti-discrimination and equal opportunities for all. We are equally committed to Safer Recruitment Policies, Safeguarding, the Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.

About the employer

We are a community Junior school who pride ourselves on our warm and friendly atmosphere and seek to provide our pupils with the best education possible – one full of rich educational experiences and possibilities. Our school motto is: ‘If we believe, we will achieve’. Our aim is to nurture, develop and prepare our students for the future and have sky high expectations of what they can achieve. Our highly skilled, caring and dedicated staff work together to ensure that children at Chalkwell Hall achieve their full potential. We work closely together with all of our parents and carers, to ensure that children in our school receive the best outcomes possible in their learning and personal development.


Chalkwell Hall Junior School


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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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