Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Towers Infant School

Towers Infant School are offering a fantastic opportunity to become a Teaching Assistant apprentice. The Teaching Assistant is a member of a team of practitioners responsible for the education and care of the children in the school and contributing to the teaching and learning programme in line with the aims and objectives of the school.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (30 minute break for lunch) One day release to attend college.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Teacher and Teaching Assistant work as a team being ‘partners’ in providing activities for children’s learning and supporting their independence as learners.

The Teaching Assistant works under the direction and control of the headteacher and class teacher. At Grade 3 they would normally be expected to work independently with minimal supervision by the class teacher. They may be required to manage groups or individuals from a class without the presence of the classroom teacher and to use their own initiative to organise activities and tasks.

Tasks and duties:

  • Use methods and activities as agreed with the class teacher to help pupils to recognise and explore feelings and to use relevant vocabulary when discussing emotions, i.e. participation in circle time activities
  • Be responsible for First Aid (after training) in the event of accident or injury and provide documentation as required
  • Promptly report signs of health problems to the class teacher and comply with school policy and procedures for recording information about pupils’ health, including issues of confidentiality
  • Provide appropriate levels of individual attention, reassurance and help for pupil(s) needs as identified in Individual Education Plans
  • Support the specific needs of specified pupils – physical, emotional and/or behavioural
  • Where necessary and under the direction of the teacher, act as an escort on and off school premises, this may include situations where the teacher is not in the immediate vicinity or immediate sight and in accordance with the School Visits Policy
  • Prepare materials of the quality and quantity specified by the teacher
  • Help pupils to select equipment and materials relevant to their learning tasks and to use these safely and correctly
  • Support the work of teachers and teaching assistants in training
  • Obtain the information needed and update individual pupil records at agreed time intervals,  reporting any difficulties in maintaining these records to the teacher
  • Provide praise and encouragement to pupils to recognise and promote positive pupil behaviour in accordance with school behaviour and discipline policies
  • Support behaviour management at the beginning and end of lessons and during transfer around to the school
  • Where necessary, correct behaviour to maintain order and discipline
  • Report uncharacteristic behaviour patterns in individual pupils and incidents of inappropriate behaviour to the class teacher

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

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Day release to attend college at Havering (RM11 2LL)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of permanent place upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Patience, Flexible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above (A*- C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 and above (A*- C)) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must have the following technical and soft skills for the role: • Good command of written English • Ability to organise one’s own work, to prioritise tasks and keep to deadlines • Ability to work independently and support the work of the team • Ability to be flexible and respond effectively to the ‘unexpected’ • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with adults and children and young people • Awareness of sensitive information and the need for confidentiality • Ability to follow directions • Ability to demonstrate respect for students and be able to listen to their views • Ability to maintain accurate records • Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people

About the employer

We are delighted to welcome you to Towers Infant School. We are proud of our school, our team and most of all, our pupils. We provide a happy, secure and caring environment where children can reach their full potential. Our children arrive at school enthusiastic, motivated and keen to learn. We encourage them to have enquiring minds, take pride in their achievements and to have a lifelong love of learning. It is always a pleasure for us to walk around our school and see happy, confident children who are eager to learn and whose excellent behaviour reflects their enthusiasm and love of learning. We were inspected by Ofsted initially in March 2016 and we graded as an ‘outstanding’ school. Inspectors returned to our school in November 2021 and confirmed that we continue to be an outstanding school! We greatly value our home-school links and aim to keep all parents and carers informed of what is happening within and around our school. We firmly believe that by working closely together we can ensure that your child is happy and will make great progress. We also work closely with our Junior school to ensure we build the maximum futures for our children


Towers Infant School


Towers Infant School

Windsor Road


RM11 1PD

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Training provider



Phil Lynch


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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