Apprentice Teaching Assistant at Rolleston Primary School, Leicester Rolleston Primary School

Following on from our past successes with our apprenticeship intake we now have 2 Teaching Assistant posts available within our Special Educational Needs (SEN) team. This team helps our pupils to reach their full potential and we are looking forward to developing apprentices in this role

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The initial hourly rate will be £6.40 per hour but this may increase after 12 months in line with National Minimum Wage Pay rates and school pay grades

  • Working week

    This apprenticeship is for 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Working hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 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

We are looking for a friendly, reliable and organised person, who understands the vital contribution that teaching assistants make to the quality of education and wellbeing of our children. Daily activities will involve:

  • Working in partnership with our team to support children's needs
  • Supporting the teacher in delivering lessons and working with identified groups or individuals
  • Implementing support programmes for pupils
  • Encourage acceptance and inclusion of children with special needs
  • Ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of pupils
  • Prepare learning resources
  • Engage with parents

We're looking for someone who has a positive outlook, a good sense of humour and who is organised and patient. Using initiative is always encouraged too.

The training you will be getting

You will get training from our own staff as well as from the apprenticeship provider. All training will take place at the school and some tutorials will be remote and virtual. We will ensure you get protected time to study and receive plenty of feedback on your work and studies. You will have one to one coaching every 3-4 weeks from the training provider. At the end of the apprenticeship you will achieve the level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We really value our people and pride ourselves on our loyal team. We genuinely see this as a career opportunity for the right candidates.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Committed to learning, Good with children


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Desired

About the employer

420 pupils currently attend Rolleston Primary School, aged between 4 and 11. As a school we work hard to ensure the highest possible education for every child that comes through our doors. We are determined to expand opportunities for each individual whilst recognising their own unique talents and abilities. The environment and creative curriculum we offer encourages expression, courage and determination.


Rolleston Primary School


Rolleston Primary School

Hillsborough Road




Hannah Stocks

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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

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