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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Main description

To work under the specific supervision, instruction and guidance of the class teacher to support the teaching and learning activities in the classroom with pupils and to lead playground games and sports activities at lunchtime.

To lead on organising playground games and sports activities at lunchtime.

Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Support for pupils
  • Under the specific supervision of the class teacher, to work with individuals and groups of pupils to deliver learning programmes taking into account SEN additional requirements, where necessary.
  • To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher, which may include participating in physical activities with the pupils.
  • Working closely with other professionals and following their designed programme for individual pupils i.e. occupational health, speech therapists and physiotherapists.
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of the pupils, including helping pupils who are unwell distressed or unsettled and have emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • To assist the pupils with personal care needs which may include social, health, hygiene and welfare matters. This could include agreed local manual handling procedures and following a programme for prescribed medication under agreed guidance.

Support for the teacher

  • To prepare and maintain basic classroom resources and equipment as directed by the class teacher and assist the pupils in their use.
  • To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons, ensuring that resources are available and cleared away at the end of the lesson as appropriate.
  • To provide regular feedback to teachers and to other professionals on pupils’ achievement and progress.
  • To provide feedback on pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.  This may include feedback on pupil progress in meeting individual education plan (IEP) targets.
  • To administer and mark routine tests under the guidance of the class teacher and in line with the school’s marking policy.
  • To be aware of the planning of work and activities.
  • To provide general clerical support to the teacher, e.g. photocopying, laminating, filing, etc as required.

Support for the school

  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, SEN/inclusion and data protection reporting all concerns to the appropriate named person.
  • To assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson time but during the school day, within contracted hours as necessary for their safety.
  • To work in an environment where there is a varied intensity of demands from the pupils and where physical intervention may be needed to ensure the safety of the child or others.
  • To plan, prepare and accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities within contracted hours as required
  • To lead playground games and sports activities at lunchtime.
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of pupils, including helping pupils who are unwell, distressed or unsettled and those experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • To attend relevant meetings and participate in training opportunities and professional development as required.
  • To attend relevant meetings and participate in relevant training and performance development as required.
  • To adhere to school health and safety policy including risk assessment and safety systems.
  • To adhere to school policy on equality and diversity
  • Support for the curriculum
  • To assist with the development of basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and to support their use in learning activities.
  • To undertake broadly similar duties commensurate with the level of the post as required by the Headteacher

£ 175 per week

Working Week:
Monday - Friday

18 Months

Possible Start Date:

Application Close Date:

Apprenticeship Standard:
Teaching assistant (Level 3)

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths 4-9/A-C

Skills required


  • Good organisational skills
  • Good time keeping
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of ICT packages
  • Must have a good standard of spoken and written English.


  • Experience of working with children.
  • An interest in leading sports activities.

Personal qualities

  • Well presented, clean and tidy
  • Polite and courteous manner.
  • You should be committed to this being a long term career aspiration.

Training to be Provided

You will be required to attend college 1 day per week towards your off the job training.

There are no lessons over half-terms and breaks however, apprentices must agree with their employer the location for the remote study (workplace or apprentice’s home) or agree to take annual leave.

Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Standard and End Point Assessment
  • Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

Future Prospects

Once qualified the individual will be able to take on a variety of Teaching Assistant roles in all types of schools.

Employer Description

We are a one-form entry primary school in South Ruislip, close to convenient transport links.



Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Ruislip, UK

Published on 21 Jun 2021

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