St Stephens Primary School

St Stephens Primary School

£312.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: Feb 15, 2019
Ref: SS256TL

This is an excellent opportunity for an apprentice to enhance their skills within this well established school based in Saltash.

The Apprentice’s Role

The following is an outline of the range of duties that can be expected of a Teaching Assistant:

  • Work with and under the supervision of qualified teachers.
  • Help 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.
  • Assist with the development, maintenance and the use of resources.
  • Assist with the development of the learning environment.
  • Assist in the monitoring and assessment of children’s learning and / or behaviour, liaising with parents and outside agencies when required.
  • Attend to children’s general welfare and personal needs, as determined by school policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the supervision of children and the application of basic first aid during the morning break.
  • Participate in training which is supportive of the role.
  • Keep abreast of school developments.

You will be fully supported throughout your apprenticeship by a qualified member of staff who will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to know to successfully complete your tasks.

You will be involved in setting up activities and clearing away resources as guided by teaching staff, supporting school groups and individuals in the classroom environment and on a one-to-one basis as required. You will be assisting in the creation of a fun, positive and inclusive learning environment, where young people feel safe and assist in preparing, using and maintaining relevant teaching resources, including wall displays and cleaning up classrooms after activities.

Along with developing positive relationships and acting as a role model to others at all times, you will assist with lunch and break time supervision of students on a rota basis and accompany students on educational visits and outings as supervised by the teacher or senior person responsible.

Working Hours: The required working hours will be 30-40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Specific times will be negotiated with the school.

Wages: £234.00-£312.00 per week, based on a 30-40 hour week.

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.

St Stephens is a Community Primary school which represents its local area well. They are passionate about providing an engaging and creative education which strives for excellence. They believe our motto encapsulates what they believe, 'Excellence is in Everyone'. As a school they recognise every child has a talent and that they are all different. They view every child as an individual who deserves the best possible education so they can achieve excellence.

They are always trying to improve what they offer young children and welcome parents views and ideas as education is best when it is part of an effective partnership between parents and school staff.

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

A caring and motivated individual is required to create an inclusive learning environment. The successful applicant will need to be organised, flexible, a good team player and hard working.

Prior Qualifications

A-C Grades Maths and English are essential.

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:

  • 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 as 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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