Teaching Assistant Apprentice Downshall Primary School

New Vision Trust is a large, successful Multi Academy Trust comprising of five schools. This is a great opportunity for an intelligent, hardworking and motivated person to join our friendly staff. You will be part of a highly valued support team who make a significant contribution to our calm and productive learning environment.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note the salary for this apprenticeship will be £11663 as this pro rata from the FTE salary.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm 30 minute lunch

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    19 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • To take every opportunity to develop pupils’ language, reading, numeracy and related skills as directed by class teachers.

  • To assist in monitoring and recording the progress of individual pupils in accordance with school procedures, and reporting to class teachers.

  • To give spoken and written feedback to pupils on their attainment in order to promote further progress.

  • To work with teachers to identify and respond appropriately to pupils’ individual needs, assisting pupils in areas of specific difficulty.

  • To assist the teacher in setting appropriate learning and behaviour expectations of pupils and supporting pupils appropriately to achieve these.

  • To help promote and reinforce pupils’ self-esteem, encouraging inclusion of pupils with special educational needs.

  • To help create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment for pupils’ learning, ensuring that pupils are able to use equipment and materials provided.

  • In the presence of the teacher, present agreed learning tasks in a clear and stimulating manner to help maintain pupils’ interest and motivation; to work with pupils individually and collectively by contributing to decisions about the most appropriate learning goals and strategies.

  • Outside the classroom, to work with groups of pupils. The number of pupils included will reflect the nature of the task, the pupils concerned, the location involved and the length of time to be supervised. At all times a named teacher will have ultimate responsibility and be available to be called to give support and take appropriate decisions.

  • To provide information that supports the preparation and review of Individual Education Plans and to action appropriate tasks from IEPs.

  • To use a range of supporting techniques, including computers and other resources, and consider in consultation with the teacher when and how to deploy them.

  • Under the direction of appropriate professionals and after adequate training, to assist in meeting particular pupils needs e.g. physical development, speech/language development, and medical needs identified in an approved care plan agreed by parents. The scope of these duties are that which would generally be carried out by a parent.

  • After adequate training, to carry out welfare duties in relation to the physical and care needs of the pupils, including dressing, feeding and toileting if appropriate, whilst encouraging independence wherever possible.

  • To produce and maintain classroom resources, displays and classroom layout in consultation with the teacher.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard.

Day release at New City College Ardleigh Green campus (RM11 2LL)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for a full-time role upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

This role will include working 1:1 with SEN children.

About the employer

New Vision Trust is a large, successful Multi Academy Trust comprising of five schools based in Newham and Redbridge. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of education for the pupils and families we serve.


Downshall Primary School


Meads Lane



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Training provider



Sarah Clayton


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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