Delaware Primary School

£140.00 per week


Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Published: May 01, 2017
Ref: DS201TL

Delaware Primary School require a teaching assistant to reflect the operating structure of the school.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will work under the instruction and guidance of teaching and HLTA staff to undertake support programmes to enable access to learning for pupils and assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the management of the classroom. The work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

The job involves mostly working from instructions, but also making decisions involving the use of initiative.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 30 – 40 hours per week, ranging between the hours of 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Specific shifts will be negotiated with the school.

Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week, with the potential for an incremental raise and long-term employment opportunity for the right candidate.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

In December 2015, Delaware entered into the Bridge Multi-Academy Trust. Based in Cornwall, Bridge Multi-Academy Trust currently covers the whole of the South West of England. They are able to draw upon the experienced, specialist knowledge and resources of its partners giving powerful opportunities for children to learn. The Trust is committed to delivering a high quality educational provision across all academies whilst allowing and encouraging any new school or academy to respond to the particular needs of its own local community, with an expectation for outstanding service.

Past Apprentices

This is the first time Delaware Primary School have invested in the apprenticeship programme.

Should any future vacancies occur, then the right candidate would be considered for the role.

Skills Required

Good Numeracy and Literacy standards need to be demonstrated and a a real interest in working with children. You will have good time keeping, communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative.

Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate will be a team player. Patience, punctuality, confidentiality and reliability is essential. A strong work ethic will need to be demonstrated and good personable skills.

Prior Qualifications

Due to the nature of the position, you will need GCSE grades A-C in Maths and English.

The Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills in English (Level 2), Maths (Level 1) and ICT (Level 1)


  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
    Schools organisations
  • Help improve own and team practice in schools
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Support learning activities

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