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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship - Teversham Primary School -



17th October 2023

Employer description

Teversham Primary School are looking for a caring and passionate Teaching Assistant apprentice to contribute to raising standards of achievement for all pupils, supporting children's education and development and to support the classroom teacher whilst working towards achieving a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard qualification

We ranked 1st in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" Central & Greater London Employers Award 2021-22 and 3rd in the list of Top 100 employers 2022-23 Inspire ATA Ltd specialise in working with a wide range of clients (nationwide) that want to take on excellent apprentices. Our vision is to "inspire ambition and widen horizons". You should be aware that Teversham Primary School is a host employer, and you will not be employed by them, you will be employed by Inspire ATA.

Main description

Vacancy Ref: VAC1000205026

What will the apprentice be doing?

Job Purpose:

  • Contribute to raising standards of achievement for all pupils.
  • Work 1-1 with a pupil or with a small group of pupils, as directed by line manager, and according to needs of the school
  • Support the classroom teacher to facilitate the active participation of children in the academic and social activities of the school
  • Support children in enabling them to learn and be safe and happy at school, both inside and outside the classroom. 
  • Support for children’s learning and wellbeing:
  • In conjunction with the classroom teacher, adapt lessons to meet the needs of individual children and small groups.
  • Take responsibility for delivering learning activities with individuals and small groups who would benefit from a different learning approach as agreed.
  • Provide effective focused verbal (or written) feedback to children to facilitate progress
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with individual pupils, small groups and parents/carers to ensure they understand and can achieve the tasks.
  • Provide learning support to children with significant care needs.
  • Support children with significant development needs, e.g. cognitive ability, SEBD, learning skills, etc. as directed.
  • Encourage and promote inclusion in the classroom, ensuring all pupils feel involved with tasks and activities, making reasonable adjustments as directed
  • Support 1:1 children in PE lessons, if required, ensuring that the pupil’s needs are supported effectively, facilitating their active participation and ensuring their safety as well as all other children
  • Participate and supervise pupils in off-site activities as directed by the Head Teacher, Deputy Headteacher, SENDCo and/or class teacher, eg. educational trips, walks, etc.
  • Support the well-being and behaviour of pupils at playtime and lunchtimes, to ensure all children are safe and happy
  • Support 1:1 pupils at playtime and lunchtimes on a rota basis and during this time to ensure the pupil’s personal, social and emotional needs are met and to ensure the safety of all children, encouraging positive play and behaviour.
  • Carry out first aid on any pupil who has injured themselves (if trained in First Aid). If not able to personally support pupil with first aid, then send for person responsible for first aid.   To support pupil until trained First Aider arrives. Ensure that accidents are recorded in the school accident log book, and to pass such information to both the School Office and class teacher.

Support for the teacher:

  • Assist in maintaining class records and contribute to reports on pupil progress and development as directed.
  • Monitor and track progress and provide feedback to assist in developing Pupil Passports for children with special needs and other progress reports as directed.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of work programmes for individual pupils and groups.
  • Organise the learning environment and develop classroom resources as required.
  • Undertake support activities for the teacher as required, e.g. photocopying, preparation of materials, mounting displays.
  • Contribute to the management of pupil behaviour, including anticipating and taking action to prevent potential problems arising, investigating incidents by listening carefully and impartially to all versions of events, completing incident forms and passing to class teacher
  • Communicate effectively with class teacher either verbally, or written including by email if appropriate

Training to be provided

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship standard qualification 

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 equivalent) Desired

Desired skills and qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Caring, Willing to learn

Things to consider

Please be aware that upon a successful offer of employment the company completes digitalised right-to-work checks and DBS applications via an external provider - Vetting.Com. The company also completes an internal online social media search, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. Please google the location prior to applying.

Future Prospects

Possible full-time employment for the right candidate

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 05/01/2024




This job is located in Cambridge, Cambs

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