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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Level 3 (2 posts)

24 hours per week, term time only

Apprentice rate £12,656.10 per annum (reduced pro-rata)


Dringhouses Primary School is seeking to recruit two apprentice Level 3 Teaching Assistants to start September 2021 to join the team - working under the direction of the class teacher and to support access to learning across Key Stage 2.  We are looking for someone friendly, and conscientious, who uses their initiative, and is keen to develop within the role of teaching assistant.


Your responsibilities will include working collaboratively with the teaching team to support delivery of the curriculum, supporting lessons and raising standards in learning, while supporting the children with their emotional and learning needs.

As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will encourage, inspire, challenge and motivate pupils, while implementing clear boundaries and routines.  Working with the class teacher to support the children, small groups, 1-1s and using behaviour management in all areas around school, you need an interest in teaching & learning, and a commitment to helping our young people grow as learners and as people themselves. 

As this is an apprenticeship position, applicants will be supported on an 18 month apprenticeship programme and learn both on and off the job.

Applicants would preferably have GCSE or equivalent in English and maths or be capable of and committed to working towards these on programmes – which can be supported.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic team, which can offer excellent and long term career development. Our goal is to develop aspirational learners and leaders who strive to achieve their potential.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-An Ability to plan and organise and to use own initiative
-A desire to learn and achieve their own potential
-A commitment to maintaining high standards
-Flexibility and a team ethos


Closing Date - Tuesday 6th July at Midnight

Interview Date - Thursday 15th July


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service

This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and as such shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Disqualification Declaration. Any information supplied will be discussed at interview