Carter's Charity Primary School


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Vacancy Title

Apprentice Teaching Assistant (L3)

School Name

Carter’s Charity Primary School


37.5 hours per week

Contract Length/Type

24 months

Rate of Pay

£9 per hour (dependent upon age of successful candidate)

Application closing date08/03/2022
Proposed Interview date17/03/2022
Apprentrice start date19/04/2022


About the Role


An apprentice Teaching Assistant is required to join our small and successful primary school.  We want the successful candidate to share our vision of providing creative and stimulating learning opportunities to develop the whole child.  The successful apprentice will help to provide a safe and happy learning environment which enables every child to flourish.

We will provide a range of training opportunities that will complement the role and the individual. We will work with the individual to create a portfolio of professional development to benefit them for both current and future employment.

At the end of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will be in a strong position to explore teaching assistant roles or consider further qualifications. As a school, we will consider employment if funds/roles are available and we will support the individual with guidance around applications (CV completion, application form filling and interview technique.).


Key Accountabilities 


Under the guidance of the class teacher/supervisor, the successful candidate will be involved in working with individuals or small groups of children to support the education, personal and social development of pupils and establishing positive relationships to assist pupils complete structured learning activities. Duties may include: 

  • Support to implement learning activities working with individual or small groups of pupils,
  • Support to assist the development of varying skills that support pupils' learning,
  • Support in producing learning resources,
  • Support to assist in pupil supervision,
  • Support in monitoring and recording of pupil progress and developmental needs,
  • Reporting pupil progress to line managers,
  • Work within the school’s policy and procedures,
  • Working to the relevant apprenticeship standard/framework and completing work in a timely manner,
  • To support children at lunchtimes ensuring behaviour is consistent with school’s expectations and provide activities where necessary
  • To support children in out-of-school care provision; providing activity support
  • To the accountabilities above, the apprentice may be required to undertake any of the duties normally associated with a Teaching Assistant to support with their training and development.


Skills and Experience


Experience of working with or caring for children of a relevant age in a voluntary or work experience capacity is desirable.


The successful candidate would also have the following skills:

  • Good team player
  • Good communicator with parents, teachers and pupils
  • Good time management skills 
  • Good organisational skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality
  • Ability to use ICT


Applicants wishing to apply for this position should ideally have GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or equivalent although this is not an essential requirement for the role.




The successful apprentice will be expected to apply themselves to the apprenticeship with commitment and diligence.


The apprentice will also be required to commit and work to the school's values and ethos.



As part of this role the successful candidate will be expected to work towards completing the apprenticeship framework, Teaching Assistant Level 3.


The successful candidate will also be required to complete functional skills initial assessments in Maths and English. Maths and English functional skills must be completed as part of the apprenticeship, if prior achievement at GCSE C/4 has not previously been achieved.