Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship at St John's C of E First School, Frome

Somerset County Council

Frome, BA11 1QG

Closes in 14 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 9 July 2024


Apprentice Teaching Assistant required for a Church of England First School in Frome. If you are keen to support children to grow and learn this will be an excellent way to start your career. We value excellent character (being respectful, friendly and honest) every bit as much as our academic effort (hard work, progress and attainment.

Annual wage
£9,984 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 - Friday, 8.45am - 3.15pm.

30 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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Functional Skills in English and maths Level 2 if required
  • End Point Assessment: Practical workplace observation; Q&A session; Professional Discussion

Where you’ll work

St John's C of E First School

Christchurch St East


BA11 1QG


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 and maths (grade A*-C/9-4)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS check. Please consider how you will travel to the place of work, particularly if you rely on public transport.

    About this company

    We are a Church of England first school for up to 300 children aged 4 to 9 years in the heart of the busy market town of Frome. Although our school day is extremely busy, there is always a sense of calm and purpose. We all strive to do our very best in everything we do.

    http://www.stjohnsfrome.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Potential to move into a permanent position after the apprenticeship if the opportunity is available

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Philippa Bancroft


    07917 923622

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263600.

    Apply now

    Closes in 14 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

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