College Road Primary School

College Road Primary School


Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Jan 30, 2020
Ref: CR677JH

College Road Primary School are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join their team.

The Apprentice’s Role:

• To support classes with the delivery of PE as well as other classroom based subjects.
• To promote the values and positive attitude of sports, health and outdoor learning subjects.
• Run a sports element of our afterschool extra curricular clubs.
• Develop a sporting programme at lunchtimes, run some structured play/games.
• Maintain the sports equipment and set up for lessons.
• Attend and assist in sporting events and school trips.

Working Hours:

You will be working 30 hours a week from Monday-Friday between the hours of 08:45 and 4.00pm.


You will be paid £4.15 per hour, which is £124.50 per week based on a 30 hour week.


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.

College Road School is a foundation school and which focuses on encouraging positive values to all of our school community, via the Values Based Education movement.

We aim to provide a safe, caring environment in which each child is encouraged to achieve their full potential. As a values-based school, we encourage children to embrace positive human values that will help them to be the best person they can be. We work hard as a school team to create an exciting and stimulating climate for good teaching and learning to take place. We have developed a varied and exciting curriculum that is well matched to the needs and interests of the children of College Road. Our aim as a school is to inspire and engage children and develop their skills as lifelong learners.

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 a real interest in working with children.
A-C Grades Math and English.
A good sporting knowledge.

Personal Qualities:

An enthusiastic team player, patient, punctual, confidentiality and reliability is essential.
A strong work ethic will need to be demonstrated as well as the ability to take the initiative and be self-motivated.

Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
◾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

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School