Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Chesterfield Primary School

Are you an enthusiastic person looking for an opportunity to gain valuable learning-based work experience and the chance to undertake a qualification simultaneously? You will be working with excellent teachers, and school staff to help provide a nurturing environment for them to learn. If you want to kickstart your career in teaching apply now!

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Support for pupils by:

  • Supervising and assisting individual or small groups of pupils in activities set by teachers or by the TA with teacher guidance
  • Supervise whole classes for short periods of time e.g. Parent Meetings
  • Developing pupils’ social skills by supporting children in groups
  • Implementing behaviour management policies in accordance with guidance provided by the school
  • Provide support for pupils inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate inactivities
  • Be aware of the early signs of bullying and disruptive behaviour and intervening as necessary
  • Helping the inclusion of all children, including those with EAL and supporting individual children who find it difficult to form relationships or successful access the curriculum
  • Helping to keep children on task by giving individual attention where necessary and helping them to become more successful learners
  • Accompanying classes on school trips where necessary
  • To build and maintain close and secure relationships with pupils
  • Attending to and ensuring the care, health and welfare of the children at all times, including the willingness to dress and undress, the toileting, and the cleaning of pupils, where necessary after appropriate training
  • To ensure that any pupils who have had an accident or feel unwell are referred to the Welfare Officer or paediatric first aider

Support for teachers by:

  • Evidencing pupil progress by using assessment
  • Working with outside agencies such as Educational Psychologists and Speech Therapists by liaising and supporting their work with pupils
  • Assisting pupils with physical needs and difficulties
  • To assist pupils with their personal hygiene needs
  • Helping implement lesson plans and making possible more ambitious learning activities
  • Providing feedback to teachers by observing pupil performance and behaviour and the effectiveness of classroom processes and organisation
  • Getting classroom materials ready for a session or lesson.
  • Liaising with Class teacher, sharing lesson plans, and contribute to IEPs and EHCP reviews as necessary

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprentice qualification.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • Training will be one day a week at our Ponders End Centre (EN3).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • If the applicant is successful they can go into further training or employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience


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

About the employer

Our Vision: The Chesterfield journey will enable children to have lives that are full of choices and opportunities. We aim to overcome barriers to success and by having communication as a key driver, we ensure that our children learn unrivaled communication skills and have rich experiences of the wider world. Reading is at the heart of everything we do, as we believe expert readers will be able to open the doors to future knowledge and in turn unlock potential opportunities. Through our curriculum and extra-curricular activities, we hope to inspire our children to follow role models and have high aspirations for themselves. We build in a range of opportunities for our pupils to taste aspiration, to be inspired and to develop an understanding of who they are, who they might be, and exactly what the world has to offer.


Chesterfield Primary School


Chesterfield Primary School

Chesterfield Road



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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


Sabreena Valydon


07495 464797

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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