Walsall Council

Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Barcroft Primary School (2 posts) - Advanced (Level 3)

Walsall Council (Employer)

P.T.P. Training Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £7,267.00
32.5 hours per week This post will be Monday to Friday, term time only plus 5 training days, from 8.30am-3.30pm each day (32.5 hours each week). The apprenticeship period will be 24 months. Position to start from September 2021.
24 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
8 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Barcroft Primary School are looking to recruit 2 Apprentices to train as Teaching Assistants within the school so if you are looking for an opportunity to start your Career in Teaching with a team who are committed to helping children to grow in all aspects of their development then Barcroft Primary is the place for you.


What will the apprentice be doing?

The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. 

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

The Apprentice will work towards a Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard this will include 20% off job training  and is included in working hours. Applicants may also need to work towards Functional Skills English and Maths. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As part of the Endless Possibilities programme you will be given information, advice and guidance on our progression pathways. This is a fixed term contract but we have a high retention rate for our Apprentices who usually progress into full time employment or the next level of the Apprenticeship.

Reality Check

School life is extremely busy and you will be on your feet all day! You will need to be Resilient and able to multi-task and enjoy working with children of all ages and caring for their needs.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Coaching Experience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C or 4 or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C or 4 or equivalent) Desired
Other Teaching Assistant (Grade Level 2) Desired
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