Warden Hills Junior School

Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Warden Hills Junior School (Employer)

Luton Borough Council (Training Provider)

Annual wage £7,503.60
30.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, term time only. Start/end times to be confirmed.
21 months (duration)
1 September 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
6 July 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This role is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning in groups or individually, ensure pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task to make progress. If you share our values of teamwork, inclusion and innovation, have high expectations of what children can achieve we would like to hear from you.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The post holder will gain valuable experience working with children under the direction of the teacher as part of a year group team supporting the teachers in a variety of activities throughout the school. 

As a Teaching Assistant in our school, your duties will include:

  • Following agreed lesson plans to support the teaching and learning of individual or groups of pupils, using support strategies appropriate to the needs of the pupils.
  • Contributing to the development of pupils.
  • Contributing to the planning and assessment of teaching and learning for individual pupils.
  • Working closely with Class Teachers.
  • Be a good role model, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities.
  • Undertaking the lunch duty in the class and Year Group you are working in.
  • Promote Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

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

Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard

Training will be online and face-to-face with Luton Adult Learning.  Dates and times to be confirmed once on programme

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completing your apprenticeship successfully, you will have some great experience and a qualification to support your next career step. 

Reality Check

As this is a term-time only role, it is expected that the post holder will take annual leave during the school holidays. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Because of the nature of this post, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. The role may involve lifting of children and equipment. There may also be the requirement to clear up after a pupil has been ill or had a spillage/toileting accident.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential
Other Functional Skills English (Grade L2) Essential
Other Functional Skills maths (Grade L2) Essential
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