Apprentice Teaching Assistant

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Education and Teaching

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Boringdon Primary School

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To work under the instruction/guidance of the teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning and personal development for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and in the management of the classroom. The work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

  • Provide support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities
  • For example, clarifying & explaining instructions, motivating & encouraging pupils individually and assisting in weaker areas of speech & language, reading, spelling, numeracy & handwriting
  • Administer routine tests e.g. spelling and undertake marking
  • To provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress & achievement
  • To promote the acceptance and inclusion of all pupils including SEN pupils, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate & acceptable manner
  • Consistently & effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies, by promoting positive pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflicts & incidents and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Assist the teacher with the planning of learning activities and assist with display of work
  • Undertake pupils record keeping which will include recording pupils’ responses to top learning activities
  • Promote self-esteem & independence
  • Provide assistance with pupil first aid (if trained) and welfare issues e.g. look after sick pupils & liaise with parents
  • May be required to assist in handling of small amounts of money related to school events, which are then handed to the admin team to process
  • To be willing to support playground & lunch time supervision
  • To accompany teachers & pupils on school trips when required
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the grade of the post

This job description provides a general reflection of the key accountabilities associated with the post, and you may be expected to take on other reasonable activities to assist in efficient service delivery. Emphasis on specific accountabilities and indicators of success will be agreed as part of your PDR.


On our 15-18-month Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard, you will work towards the following:

  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated College assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Post holder will be required to use interpretation skills in order to solve straightforward problems
  • Effective written & oral communication skills required to liaise with pupils, other staff, parents and outside agencies and professionals
  • Keyboard skills required to support the use of ICT in learning activities
  • Post holder will be required to operate office equipment e.g. photocopier, printers, etc.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively, remaining calm & flexible in approach
  • Show willingness to contribute to the whole school community, in and out of the classroom
  • Energetic and positive with new ideas, plus a sense of humour
  • Displays warmth, care, and sensitivity to pupils

Desired qualifications

GCSE pass in English & maths A*-C (4 to 9) or equivalent


This is dependent on the success of the apprenticeship plus available roles depending on school budget.