Boringdon Primary School

Boringdon Primary School

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Apr 30, 2019
Ref: BP646TL

This is an excellent opportunity for an apprentice to be trained to undertake the role and responsibilities of a teaching assistant.

The Apprentice’s Role

The following is an outline of the range of duties that can be expected of a the successful candidate. You will be working with and under the supervision of qualified teachers, helping to facilitate the learning process, be responsible for supporting the learning of manageable groups or individual children, be involved in the planning and preparation process of the work undertaken by the children, feed back to the teacher responsible, information relating to the work undertaken in supporting learning, you will be assisting with the development, maintenance and the use of resources, with the development of the learning environment and in the monitoring and assessment of children’s learning and / or behaviour, liaising with parents and outside agencies when required. You will have to attend to children’s general welfare and personal needs, as determined by school policies and procedures and assist in the supervision of children and the application of basic first aid during the morning break. You must participate in training which is supportive of the role and keep abreast of school developments.

Working Hours: 30-40 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8am-4.30pm Monday to Friday. Specific times will be negotiated with the school.

Wages: £156.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332442.

Boringdon Primary School was opened in 1974 as a single form entry school. Over the years we have grown and we are now a two form entry school with 420 pupils on roll, 16 teachers and 20 teaching assistants.

Should any future vacancies occur, then the right candidate would be considered for the role.

Skills Required

Good Numeracy and Literacy standards need to be demonstrated and a real interest in working with children.

Personal Qualities

You must be a team player, patient, punctual, confidentiality and reliability is essential. A strong work ethic will need to be demonstrated.

Prior Qualifications

You must have A-C Grades (4-9) in Maths and English.

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:
◾Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
◾Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Maths (Level 1) and ICT (Level 1)


◾Child and young person development
◾Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
◾Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
◾Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Schools organisations
◾Help improve own and team practice in schools
◾Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
◾Support children and young people’s health and safety
◾Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
◾Support learning activities

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