An Apprentice Teaching Assistant is required to join our small successful primary school. We want the successful candidate to share our vision of providing creative and stimulating learning opportunities to develop the whole child. Supportive leadership team who are committed to staff development & training. Positive partnerships with families.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Actual pro rata salary £10,303

    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

    37 hours per week, Term Time only Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The successful apprentice will help to provide a safe and happy learning environment which enables every child to flourish.
  • The apprentice will support the classroom teacher with their responsibility for the development and education process by providing care and supervision to children.
  • As this is a training opportunity and as such you will be assigned a school-based mentor.

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will finish training with a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification.

  • Training will be taken in conjunction with Hartlepool College of Further Education.

  • Training will be time dependent on the constraints of college (apprentice will be released to complete training where timetables by Hartlepool FE)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once qualified, the apprentice will be able to secure employment as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

The role is typical of any role in a primary school and as such can be changeable at short notice. Anyone who wants to work in a primary school should be flexible and open to undertaking a variety of tasks throughout the day. No two days are ever the same, and that’s what is great bout working in a primary school!

About the employer

At Bishopton Redmarshall CE Primary School we believe that as a child of God, made in his image and likeness, every member of our community is loved, valued and respected. Being generously hospitable, we enable all to grow and nourish their God-given talents; developing curiosity in order to flourish and embrace life in all its fullness. As a Church school family, we strive for excellence, ensuring that we all feel happy, valued and loved. We aim to provide an exciting, innovative, and relevant curriculum that enables all to ‘flourish’ and develop as creative, respectful and independent citizens. We seek to promote equal opportunities for all so that each individual is encouraged to achieve their full potential and become lifelong learners who can make a positive contribution to society. High quality learning experiences based on individual needs enable every child to feel valued and to be and do their best. We believe that we are distinctive in seeking excellence through our creative, interactive and exciting curriculum, within our very caring Christian Community- ‘like the mustard seed, with God’s love and strength, we are small but grow mighty.’ Matthew 13: 32. Our school’s Core Values are Love and Friendship, Respect and Resilience. As a community we believe that school is an extension of family life, where all individuals work together. Close links have been fostered with our local church and community, and the school nurtures and values its Christian foundation and ethos as well as the vision of the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.’ Luke 18:15-17 ensuring that ‘Every child matters and no child is left behind.’




Bishopton Redmarshall CE Primary School

Cobby Castle Lane


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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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