Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Lydden Primary School Lydden Primary School

Are you an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who can show initiative and enjoys working with children? Lydden Primary School is looking to offer hard working and committed individuals with a genuine interest in Teaching and Learning, the opportunity to join the team as an apprentice teaching assistant.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note that this is a term time only position so you will receive a pro-rata amount of the advertised annual salary, which includes payment in lieu of 27 days annual leave.

    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

    8.30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:30am - 4:00pm, Fridays. Term Time Only (39 Weeks).

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Work in partnership with our teaching team to support children's needs
  • Prepare resources and the learning environment
  • Offer flexibility to work with children in the class, small group work and with individuals.
  • Support the teacher in delivering lessons and work with identified groups or individuals
  • Deliver high quality learning support to enable children to make accelerated progress across Key Stage 1.
  • Be organised, flexible and willing to use your initiative in order to meet children’s needs
  • Have a positive outlook, with a good sense of humour and high expectations of our children.
  • Support children during their recreation times.
  • Support children’s wellbeing.
  • Encourage children to use the school’s values

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • English and maths functional skills at level 2 if required
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment
  • Work based and tutor supported online training
  • https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-1 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for employment after training is successfully completed.
  • Qualifications gained can help to achieve placement at Higher Education or other employment.
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills whilst earning a salary.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Initiative, Good communicator, IT Literate, Able to work as part of a team, Flexibility, Resilience, Emotional maturity, Willingness to learn, Professional, Positive, Good role model


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*to C or 9 to 4, or predicted) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

We will be selecting and interviewing candidates who meet the role criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date. Some supervision of children during recreation sessions will be outside which can be cold and wet. Time with teacher can be difficult to achieve during school day so some work outside normal hours expected (checking emails and understanding plans). Children come from a variety of backgrounds and can have many challenges they are facing. Being able to adapt support to meet the child’s need is essential. Some children’s additional needs mean they present a range of challenges. It is important to be flexible and adaptable. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis.

About the employer

Lydden Primary School is a small rural village school catering for approximately 80 children between the ages of 4-11. Children learn in our four classes. We aspire for all children to become confident, caring individuals who achieve well academically and develop a love of learning. We aim for our children to develop lifelong skills, taking responsibility for their own learning so that they can face future challenges with confidence. We know that children learn best when they are happy. We aim to develop self-confidence and have a holistic approach to learning and the curriculum; which enables our children to live as responsible members of their communities. We offer an attractive and stimulating rural environment including an outdoor classroom, forest school and science area with a pond.


Lydden Primary School


Stonehall Road



CT15 7LA

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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


Ian Pearce


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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