Chilton Community Primary School

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Chilton Community Primary School (Employer)

Suffolk New College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £130.08
30.25 hours per week Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.15pm (with daily morning and lunch breaks). Term time plus 1 week (39 weeks).
18 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
24 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An exciting opportunity to begin a career in the education sector as a teaching assistant. A teaching assistant provides support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils.


A Teaching Assistant provides support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils. During lessons, you'll work together with the class teacher to support pupils with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour. 

Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all pupils to progress, achieve and overcome any problems. 

Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities:

  • Supervise and support pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • You will support all areas of the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and ICT within the classroom
  • You'll also accompany teaching staff and pupils on trips and other out-of-school activities

Future Prospects

For the right candidate who proves to be hardworking, flexible on hours, along with the passion and dedication to complete their apprenticeship successfully, the prospects of a full-time role with further training and development, are excellent.

Reality Check

All employees are required to complete an Enhanced DBS check and health questionnaire.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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Skills Required

  • Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupils parents and other stakeholders
  • Good time management and organisation

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work under pressure and independently
  • Team player
  • Flexibility to support across the school
  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant standard

Qualifications Required

  • Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability
  • Ideally, applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths at grades 9-4/A*-C for an advanced apprenticeship and 9-3/A*-D for an intermediate
  • Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship

Training Provided

Teaching Assistant level 3 standard. 

Teaching Assistants work in primary, special and secondary education, across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities.

The primary role of the teaching assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils learning, in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.

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