Thorpe County Primary School

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3 - Advanced (Level 3)


Thorpe County Primary School

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Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - 8.30am - 3.30pm
duration: 18 months
start: 1 September 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
13 July 2020 (application closing date)
As a Teaching Assistant you will support the class teacher with teaching and learning under his/her direction. You will be responsible for safeguarding the welfare of children as well as contributing to their educational and personal development.


To assist the classroom teacher in the support and inclusion of children, under the direction of the teacher.  To support access to learning for pupils and encourage interaction and independence.

Specific Duties:

Supporting the Pupil:

  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and welfare
  • Attend to pupil’s personal, needs, and implant related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with individual pupils or small groups to ensure they understand and can achieve the tasks
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Act as a role model and be aware of and respond appropriately to individual needs
  • Assist with pupil first aid/welfare duties, looking after sick pupils, liasing with parents/staff etc.

Aid the learning of children by:

  • Clarifying and explaining instructions
  • Ensuring that the child is able to use the equipment and materials provided
  • Motivating and encouraging the child as required
  • Assisting in weaker areas, e.g. spelling, handwriting, reading etc.
  • Helping pupils to concentrate and to finish the work set
  • Encouraging pupils to act independently as appropriate

Supporting the Teacher:

  • Timely and accurate preparation of routine equipment/resources/materials as set out in instructions
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons as directed, clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Ensure the maintenance if a clean and orderly working environment
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • Gather/report information from/to parents and carers as directed
  • Provide clerical/admin support, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collecting money, etc.
  • Undertake support activities for the teacher as required, e.g. photocopying, mounting displays, filing, etc.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested
  • Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour
  • Assist the teacher with learning activities ensuring health and safety
  • Assist with arrangements for visits by the school nurse, photographer, etc.

Supporting the Curriculum:

  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support pupils in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy
  • Support the use of ICT in the curriculum
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use
  • Maintain and arrange orderly and secure storage of supplies

Supporting the School:

  • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures, e.g. child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Accompany staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance management
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson time, e.g. clubs, extra curricular activities

Future Prospects

18 month contract – fixed term Future opportunities arising will be advertised internally or externally, dependent on funding and / or staffing levels changing.

Reality Check

You will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

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

Skills Required

  • Use basic technology – computer, video, photocopier
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Basic first aid knowledge as appropriate
  • Participate in development and training opportunities

Qualities Required

  • Professional
  • Kind
  • Calm
  • Resilient
  • Positive and an excellent communicator with self-motivation and ability to think on their feet and use initiative

Qualifications Required

Ideally you will have achieved 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, Grade C, equivalent or above or 4/5 (new grading).

Training Provided

A Teaching Assistant ‘Level 3 Qualification’ Graded at: Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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