Sparkwell All Saints Primary

Sparkwell All Saints Primary

£177.97 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Mar 01, 2023
Ref: MS01032023

Sparkwell All Saints Primary School are looking for an apprentice to support teaching and learning throughout the school.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will be required to

  • To assist the teacher in setting up the learning for the day
  • To work in any age group across the school as required by the headteacher
  • To support children’s learning, under the direction of a teacher or experienced Teaching Assistant
  • To support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • To support in after school club until 5pm at least 3 days a week
  • To assist children at lunchtime

Working Hours: The hours we are looking at are 37 hours, 38 weeks per year. This will be Monday-Friday from 8.45am to 3.30pm 2 days a week and until 5pm on 3 days with a 30 minute lunch break.

Wages: £177.97 per week, based on a the above working hours.

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

Sparkwell All Saints Primary are passionate that every child is unique, their individuality is valued and the best education is provided for them. Their commitment is to ensure excellence in a nurturing, happy, inclusive learning environment both inside and out. Through a creative and stimulating enquiry-based curriculum, including Forest School learning, we develop each child’s key skills in speaking and listening, reading, writing, mathematics and technology, inspired by the children’s interests, the local community, business links and the wider world.

They are committed to improving the quality of the educational provision for all our children which will enable them to attain the levels of knowledge, understanding and skills that society demands for their future lives. High quality education at Sparkwell.

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.

Personal Qualities

Team player, patience, punctuality, confidentiality and reliability is essential. A strong work ethic will need to be demonstrated.

Prior Qualifications

Math and English A*-C (4-9) is essential.

The Apprenticeship for a Teaching Assistant includes:

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard

Successful apprentices will complete the Level 3 TA Standard. This is 15 month programme, where you will develop your knowledge and practice of working in schools. In particular, you will develop your understanding of safeguarding, how children learn, assessments, ICT in schools, the National Curriculum, how to support interventions, behaviour management, working with others, and professional development.

You will attend monthly sessions to help you build a portfolio of evidence. This will be used as part of the end point assessment. For Teaching Assistants, the end point assessment will consist of a work place observation and 90 minute professional discussion. This will be carried out by an independent end point assessor.

You will also be required to complete a range of Learner Well Being Modules as well as Functional Skills at Level 2 if required.

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