Teaching Assistant Apprentice BOLEYN TRUST

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills and experience by working as an apprentice. The post holder will complete a course of study and/or all learning and development requirements of the role. The successful candidate will assisting teachers in preparing the lesson materials and school equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 per hour for the first 12 months, to increase to the government guidelines after 12 months.

    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- Fridays: 8.30am – 3.30pm (32.5 hours per week - breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Preparing classroom resources, ready for lessons under the direction of the class teacher 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 lessons
  • Following the school’s behaviour policy
  • Supervising group activities, at sports events and on school outings
  • Providing a healthy and safe learning environment for children
  • Promoting positive playground behaviour by leading games outside and completing daily outdoor duties
  • Assisting pupils with additional needs and delivering daily activities and sessions to meet their individual targets

The training you will be getting

  • The successful applicant(s) will have full access to in-service training within the school
  • Upon completion, you will achieve a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The role offers sufficient training that the apprentice will be confident in applying for teaching assistant roles or as a stepping stone to higher qualifications or further education.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

The role will include a mixture of class based tasks and support for SEN pupils.

About the employer

Shaftesbury Primary School is a large (3 form entry) multi-cultural, inner city school with an attached nursery where there are over 30 languages spoken. For over 90% of the learners, English is being learnt as an additional language. In addition, the school’s pupil population is very mobile. The school’s staff team acknowledges that we have children who join us from different starting points in all year groups, but that does not stop us from having the expectation that all children will make very good progress in order to maximise their potential: be they very able children, able children or children who find academic learning challenging. The school takes an inclusive approach and structures it’s teaching and the education it provides in order to personalise learning Shaftesbury Primary School is an outstanding school.




Shaftesbury Road

Forest Gate


E7 8PF

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Jul 2024