Organisation Name: Coombe Hill Junior School

Hours of Work: 32 hours per week Monday to Friday (6hrs per week to spent on off-the job training activities)

Pay: £165.00 per week for the duration of the contract. An advanced payment might be applicable for candidates who meet the criteria of an advanced teaching assistant

Annual Holiday Entitlement: Term time working

Position Title: Apprentice Teaching Assistant                       Age: 16 +

Job Description:

  • Deliver work, care or support programmes to individual pupils or groups, including those with special educational needs – translating tasks into achievable steps as appropriate
  • Enable access to learning for all pupils
  • Provide general support to the class teacher in the management & organisation of the pupil resources & 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. maths, English
  • Take appropriate action related to any problems or emergencies that occur during the lesson in accordance with the school’s policies & procedures
  • Provide general administrative support to the teacher, e.g. photocopying, filing, displays, laminating etc.
  • Provide organisation support to the school g. maintaining a safe environment, break/lunch duties and educational visits
  • Recognise confidentiality, safeguarding procedures and the policies of the Governing Body


Skills & Abilities required:

  • Good IT, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Understanding of relevant policies, codes of practice & awareness of relevant legislation
  • General understanding of national curriculum & other basic learning programmes/strategies
  • Basic understanding of child development & learning & an ability to relate well to children & adults
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to use own initiative, be organised and communicate effectively and with enthusiasm
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles & responsibilities & your own position within these
  • Able to understand the importance of being punctual & the impact absence has on effectiveness of the team


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

Apprenticeship Information:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework in Supporting Teaching & Learning In Schools
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (if required)
  • Minimum Duration: 12 Months
  • A minimum of 1 day per week will be allocated for training purposes