Prince Rock Primary School

Prince Rock Primary School

£129.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

x2 Teaching Assistants
Published: Feb 24, 2021
Ref: PR572SM

Prince Rock Primary School is looking to recruit two enthusiastic and motivated teaching assistants to join their team in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role
As part of this role you will work with children and young people to improve their academic, physical and social well-being across a range of classes from Early Years to Key Stage 1 and 2.

The key elements of this role are:

  • Contribute to progress in learning
  • Encourage the children to develop learning skills (together, trying, tools, thinking) using the school’s systems
  • Support children with additional social and/or emotional needs
  • Support the teacher with management of the classroom
  • Prepare and maintain resources and displays
  • Work with children during some play/lunchtimes
  • Provide assistance with pupil well care
  • Attend and assist in sporting events
  • Attend residential activities (as and when required)
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to your apprenticeship

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Working Hours: 30 hours per week (term time only), hours will be between Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm (shift patterns to be arranged at interview)

Wages: £129.00 per week, £4.30 per hour, over a 30 hour week. (If the apprentice is required to work during Easter or Summer Clubs they will be paid in addition to the above wage)

Holiday: 13 weeks of holiday entitlement, in line with school holidays.

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

Prince Rock Primary School is an outstanding inner city school with a diverse range of pupils. In addition, the creation of the Multi-academy trust will be of enormous benefit to all employees. It will provide even more development opportunities and future job prospects.

They aim to provide a safe, caring environment in which each child is encouraged to achieve their full potential. Prince Rock Primary School work hard as a team to create an exciting and stimulating climate for good teaching and learning to take place. They have developed a varied and exciting curriculum that is well matched to the needs and interests of the children of Prince Rock.

Their aim as a school is to inspire and engage every child and develop their skills as lifelong learners.

Past Apprentices
This Ofsted Outstanding primary school have supported a number of apprentices through their training.

As and when suitable vacancies arise within the school, the apprentice(s) will be considered.

Skills Required

The successful apprentice will need to have excellent literacy and numeracy skills in order to support the young people. You will also need good communication skills to effectively communicate with key stakeholders.

Good time keeping and attendance are also essential skills to be successful in this role.

Personal Qualities

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to be an excellent role-model to the children, as well as good team player and highly reliable. You will also need to be patient with a strong work ethic and able to adhere to the school's confidentiality policies.

The successful apprentice will also need to be enthusiastic, outgoing and able to motivate young people to build upon their existing skills and knowledge.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role, include GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications such as functional skills.

Additional Requirements

In order to be successful for this position, you will need to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This will be arranged by the employer after successfully completing the initial interview.

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard
Learner Well Being

You will be allocated an assessor who will work with you throughout your programme, offering you support throughout. Mentoring and guidance will be given to you to enable you to succeed with your apprenticeship.

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have regular visits from your assessor who will monitor your progress and conduct observations within your workplace.

Whilst at Skills Group, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge/theory based, with support sessions to help you complete the required tasks.

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