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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Term time: Monday to Friday 30 hours (including 1 day/6 hrs for training "off the job") Typical working week will be during normal school hours, Monday 8.45am to Friday 3.15pm term time only. Breakfast club 8am - 8.45am as required. Afterschool club as required 3.15pm to 5.30pm. Timetable to be negoiated

Contract type

Fixed term - 18 months expected duration

Pay scale

Apprenticeship hours wage depending on age

What skills and experience we're looking for

Summary of the apprenticeship

Eckington CE First School have an exciting opportunity to recruit an apprentice teaching assistant (level 3). This role will encompass all parts of school life and will include some lunchtime and wrap around care duties. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of age groups across the school (nursery – year 5).

Are you…

  • Enthusiastic and determined to make learning fun?
  • Imaginative, with a positive attitude?
  • A good communicator to children and adults?
  • A team player with a good sense of humour?
  • Committed to a career working with children?
  • Happy to take on feedback and develop your practice?
  • Professional, responsible, resourceful and understand the need for confidentiality?
  • Sensitive to the needs of individual learners


What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Delightful, highly motivated and well behaved children
  • A Christian ‘family’ school which cultivates and nurtures the attitudes of support, respect and care
  • Wonderful surroundings and grounds
  • Dedicated, experienced and fun staff
  • Excellent community support

Our school is an inspiring and happy place that aims to provide all children with meaningful and stimulating learning experiences that will stay with them for life in the 21st century. Our friendly staff are committed to enabling all children to thrive socially, emotionally and academically to attain their very best. The school has been judged good by OFSTED and outstanding by SIAMS.

Working week:

Typical working week will be during normal school hours Monday 8.45am to Friday 3.15pm, term time only. Breakfast club 8am – 8.45am as required. Afterschool provision as required from 3.15pm to 5.30pm. Timetable to be negotiated with successful candidate

o Total hours per week: 30.00 (5 days)

o 18 months expected duration

  • Work with class teachers in the planning of work programmes for individuals and groups of children to raise the learning and attainment of pupils.
  • Promote pupils’ independence, behaviour, self-esteem, and social inclusion through praise and encouragement.
  • Provide supervised cover - Work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff with individuals/groups/classes, in or out of the classroom, maintaining good order (work pre-set by the teacher).
  • Support the ethos of the school, follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.
  • Assist with the support of group activities within and away from the classroom, i.e.P.E., swimming, educational visits.
  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities.
  • Promote, support, and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities.
  • Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording, and reporting of pupil performance and observations to the teacher
  • Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available.
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons; resources for lessons and activities.
  • Communicate effectively and develop professional relationships with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers.
  • Look after children who are upset or have had accidents.
  • Help keep your own knowledge and understanding relevant and up to date by reflecting on your own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness.
  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils, and help to safeguard pupils’ wellbeing by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and our school’s WCF Safeguarding and Child protection, Behaviour Anti-Bullying and exclusion policy and Online Safety Policy.
  • Hold the relevant qualifications - 5 GCSE (or equivalent) grade C/4 or above to include Maths and English.
  • Ensure the welfare and safety of all children within school grounds or buildings during lunch times & wrap around
  • To undertake ancillary duties as necessary (i.e. setting up and clearing away tables, cleaning tables and dining area, setting up activities for wrap around).
  • To report any concerns or issues that arise to the Headteacher/Class Teacher as appropriate

Successful candidates will also undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job

You will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Qualification.

You may also need to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English if not achieved prior.

Where & when the apprentice will do their training (location of the training):

Eckington CE First School

From 2nd September 2024

Whether the training will be one day a week or block release:

4 days in school, 1 day training

Other information about the training:

Closing date: Friday 14th June

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

Eckington CE First School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting welfare of children in line with our safeguarding policy. This post is subject to an DBS check, suitable references and qualifications check. Online searches will be conducted on shortlisted applicants.

Commitment to safeguarding

Eckington CE First School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting welfare of children in line with our safeguarding policy. This post is subject to an DBS check, suitable references and qualifications check. Online searches will be conducted on shortlisted applicants.

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About Eckington CofE First School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 10
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
69 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 10
Phone number
01386750666

Eckington CE First School is an inspiring and happy place that aims to provide all children with meaningful and stimulating learning experiences that will stay with them for life in the 21st century. Our friendly staff are committed to enabling all children to thrive socially, emotionally and academically to attain their very best. The school has been judged good by OFSTED and outstanding by SIAMS.

Arranging a visit to Eckington CofE First School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@eckingtonfirst.worcs.sch.uk.

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