Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Stoke Damerel Primary School

Stoke Damerel Primary School is a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse and inclusive school located at the heart of Plymouth. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed Teaching Assistant apprentice. The ideal candidate will be hard working, resilient, friendly and outgoing. They will have a passion for supporting young children’s learning.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    30 hours per week, term time contract, working 39 weeks per year.

    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 between 8.00am - 4.30pm, exact hours to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Stoke Damerel Primary is a vibrant, friendly, widely diverse and inclusive school located in Plymouth and is part of Reach South Academy Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust in the South West.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Teaching Assistant apprentice to join our team working across the school. The ideal candidate will be hard working, resilient, friendly and outgoing. They will have a passion for supporting young children’s learning and development and enjoy working as part of a team.

You Should:

  • Assist in getting the classroom ready for lessons and clearing away afterwards so as to maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Assisting teachers in preparing the lesson materials and school equipment
  • Recording and reporting a pupil’s progress to the teacher
  • Helping pupils stay focused during class hours
  • Supervising group activities, sports events and school outings
  • Helping teachers manage student behaviour
  • Looking after children who are unwell or upset
  • Providing a healthy and safe learning environment for children
  • Be able to display effective communication skills with both children and adults
  • Be eager to work collaboratively in a wider team, adaptable and open to new ideas and practices
  • Be a fast and highly flexible thinker, being able to deal with change and unpredictability positively with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • An interest in SEND pupils and pupil wellbeing would be advantageous

We can offer you:

  • An extended, supportive team which promotes the development and well-being of everyone in our school community
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who are actively involved in shaping the development of our school
  • A caring and friendly atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued
  • The chance to be imaginative, take risks in learning and be innovative whilst raising attainment

The training you will be getting

On our 15 -18 month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard qualification, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There may be the potential for employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate either within Stoke Damerel Primary or at other schools within Reach South Academy Trust
  • The Trust operates 10 other schools in Plymouth and opportunties are available for the right individual

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade 4-9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Desired skills - Good communication skills with both children and adults Ability to work as part of a team and use own initiative Previous experience of working with young children An interest in working with special educational needs children. Personal qualities - Hardworking and enthusiastic Resilient Friendly and outgoing

About the employer

Stoke Damerel Primary is a friendly, caring and welcoming place, with children's learning, happiness and well-being at the heart of all we do. We understand that children will only get the best education when there are strong and respectful relationships between both pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. We are very proud of the positive relationships that exist at Stoke. We want the pupils in our school to receive a broad range of experiences alongside a high-quality academic education, being inquisitive and active learners with a strong set of moral values. The skills and values of collaboration, respect, ambition, endeavour, responsibility and thoughtfulness are woven through our curriculum and are central to our ethos. Our aim is to develop confident young people who have high aspiration, a clear sense of themselves as learners and citizens, and who can contribute positively to their futures and those of others.


Stoke Damerel Primary School


Stoke Damerel Primary School

Collingwood Road



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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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