Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Butleigh CofE Primary School

Somerset County Council

Glastonbury, BA6 8SX

Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 8 July 2024


We seek an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to support a child individually and in group settings. Responsibilities include aiding learning, providing social and emotional support, attending to personal care needs, and collaborating with teachers and parents. Your dedication will help create an inclusive and supportive learning environment.

Annual wage
£10,816 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Teaching assistant (level 3)
Monday to Friday 8.30-3.30.

32 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Functional skills in maths & English (Level 2) (if required)
  • Taught college session, once a fortnight

Where you’ll work

High Street





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Teaching assistant (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners.
  • Adapt communication strategies for the audience and context.
  • Apply behaviour management strategies in line with organisational policy.
  • Adapt resources to support all learners.
  • Communicate with teachers to ensure clarity of the TA’s role.
  • Apply teaching strategies to deliver learning activities or interventions.
  • Build relationships with learners, teachers, other professionals and stakeholders.
  • Comply with legislation, guidance, and procedures for Prevent, safeguarding and health & safety.
  • Support the well-being and mental health of learners.
  • Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures.
  • Apply methods of formative assessment.
  • Use up to date technology safely, to support learning.
  • Encourage safe use of technology by learners.
  • Adapt teaching strategies to support all learners (for example, scaffolding, open questioning).
  • Identify and respond to pastoral and academic behaviours in learners.
  • Provide feedback to learners.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Literacy skills
    • Good time management
    • Observe and monitor progress
    • Ability to maintain records
    • Friendly, caring nature
    • Hardworking
    • Dedication to apprenticeship
    • Ability to follow instructions
    • Keep on top of college work
    • To arrive punctually to work

    About this company

    Butleigh Church of England Primary School is a beautiful small village school set in stunning grounds with a pond and forest school area in the Somerset countryside. The school has an enviable reputation for an inspiring and creative curriculum as well as being a caring and friendly primary school. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Fully qualified and will be able to apply for a permanent role if available. 

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Emma Harper

    01823 424603

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263206.

    Apply now

    Closes in 3 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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