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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    7 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 November 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£8,874.00 Annually (Actual) Hours/Weeks: 37.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Early Years) job summary

Knowle Primary School is looking to appoint a passionate, hardworking and driven Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join their outstanding team working in Early Years. This vacancy is being managed by Plymouth Argyle Community Trust.

In this role you will be working under the direction of teachers and senior staff to provide safe, high-quality education and care for young children and to maintain a stimulating and enjoyable environment. Under the overall direction of the headteacher you will play a major role in formulating the aims and objectives of the school and establishing the policies through which they are to be achieved. You will carry out all the professional duties of a Teaching Assistant as required, take responsibility for child protection issues as appropriate and take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school. You will need to be committed and driven to want the very best from every child and be an outstanding member of our school community. You will be supported within your role by the school and the apprenticeship provider.

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating educational environment, both indoors and outdoors, at all times
  • To deliver an appropriate play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that enables children to make individual progress
  • To help ensure the preschool /Reception classes meet Ofsted requirements at all times
  • To understand and work with preschool / reception policies and procedures, including how to deal with child protection issues appropriately and how to respond to incidents, accidents, complaints and emergencies
  • To plan activities which ensure each child is working towards the early learning outcomes
  • To ensure records are properly maintained, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book, risk assessments
  • To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement
  • To work in partnership with senior management to update and review the self-evaluation and improvement plan
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed, in accordance with the preschool / reception aims and objectives

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills if required
  • Once a month sessions at Plymouth Argyle
  • You will have regular visits every 6 to 12 weeks from your designated assessor who will help you and monitor your progression throughout your apprenticeship

As an additional qualification, you will also achieve Emergency and Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene

There may be the potential for full-time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship across the Learning Academies Trust, for the right candidate.

Further information can be found in the attached document.

If you would like to apply for a position, please click the link to submit your application form as soon as possible.

With 18 individual primary schools, the Learning Academies Trust is the largest primary school trust in Plymouth and the first education employer in Plymouth to achieve the Livewell Southwest Wellbeing at Work Bronze Award. The Trust is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all staff and is proud to work closely with official bodies to ensure we have a holistic approach to staff wellbeing.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out; references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates and all shortlisted candidates will be requested to complete a questionnaire about any convictions or adult cautions that are unspent. Guidance will be given to those shortlisted. Appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

For any questions about the apprenticeship please contact tim.scott-lloyd@pafc.co.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out; references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates and all shortlisted candidates will be requested to complete a questionnaire about any convictions or adult cautions that are unspent. Guidance will be given to those shortlisted. Appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS.

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About Knowle Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
348 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Knowle are all very proud of the school and its children who, continue to go from strength to strength. Our aim at Knowle is to provide a rich and balanced curriculum that challenges every learner. Our staff are passionate about getting the very best out of every child ensuring that we maximise every learning opportunity. Our school is a vibrant, energetic learning environment whereby our children are enthused about their learning. We provide opportunities for our children to take risks and challenge themselves in their thinking as well as in their actions.

Knowle is rapidly raising standards and expectations. Staff constantly seek to improve their practice and in doing so provide children with the best opportunities to progress in their learning. Knowle is a unique and special school with the children at its heart. We create lasting memories for our children and ensure that their learning journey is enjoyable and rewarding.

As a school we pride ourselves on our warm and approachable nature. We operate on an open door policy that enables parents to feel part of our school community. We love a challenge at Knowle and like our children, we learn best when we are challenged to improve.

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