Apprenticeship Pathway: Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3 Qualification)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to join our team. Christ Church New Malden Primary School is a 2-form entry school, situated on 2 sites. It includes a 52 place part-time nursery (26 children each session). Your role will be to support an individual child, currently in Reception, and the class teacher.

Employer Description: Primary School

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week, (8:20 am to 4:00 pm including unpaid breaks) working 39 out of 52 weeks of the year (term time including INSET days). Mon-Fri. Please note although working for 39 weeks per year, you will be paid the above weekly wage for 45.2 weeks per year to include holiday pay.

Annual Holiday Entitlement:  31 days per annum plus statutory days

Pay: £211.00 per week (£9,600 pa pro-rated)

Job Description:

  • Deliver work, care or support programmes to individual pupils or groups, including those with special educational needs
  • Enable access to learning for all pupils
  • Provide general support to the class teacher in the management and organisation of the pupils resources and the classroom
  • Contribute to the management of pupils’ behaviour, both in the classroom and on the playground, and reinforcing agreed policies and procedures whilst being an effective role model for pupil behaviour
  • Support in the development of other key skills which aid pupils’ learning, e.g. Numeracy, Literacy
  • Help translate tasks at pupil level by restructuring them into achievable steps
  • Take appropriate action related to any problems or emergencies that occur during the lesson in accordance with the School’s policies and procedures
  • Provide admin support to the teacher e.g. photocopying, filing, displays, laminating, collecting money etc.
  • Provide general organisation support to the school e.g. maintaining a safe environment, break/lunch duties and educational visits
  • Recognise confidentiality, safeguarding procedures, H & S and the policies of the Governing Body

 Skills & Abilities required:

  1. Warm, caring & patient nature
  2. Excellent communication skills with clear spoken English
  3. Respect for confidential nature of work
  4. Understanding of relevant polices/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation
  5. General understanding of national curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies
  6. Understanding of child development / learning & an ability to relate well to children & adults
  7. Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  8. Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles & responsibilities & your own position within these


  • Anyone aged 16 and over may apply for this apprenticeship
  • GCSE passes in maths and English are desirable but not essential requirements
  • Applicants must reasonably be able to travel to work within a maximum of 1 hour

Apprenticeship Information:

  • Apprenticeship Standard  – Teaching Assistant
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT at Level 2 (if required)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Schools
  • Expected Duration: 15 Months – 18 Months
  • A minimum of 1 day per week (20% of contracted working time) will be allocated for Off-the-job training purposes
  • A full DBS check will be required for this position

About Christ Church New Malden Primary School

Christ Church is a Church of England Primary School within the borough of Kingston.