91 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    1 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 July 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available


Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£5.28 Hourly Hours vary - please see details below

Teaching Assistant Apprentice job summary

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

The Learning Academies Trust are seeking to appoint a number of  highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team. 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 is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship? What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • Behaviours, Skills & Knowledge
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at level 2 (if not already exempt through prior qualifications)
  • You will have regular visits at the workplace from a designated assessor to observe your progress and competence in the role you are carrying out

Training days will be once a month at Plymouth Argyle.

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

We currently have vacancies at:

Knowle Primary School - Teaching Assistant

37.5 hours per week, term time only
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00pm
Actual Annual Salary: £8,874
Home | Knowle Primary School (knowle-plymouth.co.uk)

Shakespeare Primary School
 - Teaching Assistant
32.5 hours per week, term time only
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Actual Annual Salary: £7,691
Home - Shakespeare Primary School

Please note in your application which position you would like to apply for.

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. Please note this is an open posting, and we reserve the right to call applicants for interviews and close the position ahead of the advertised date. 

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 Learning Academies Trust

Multi-academy trust

The Learning Academies Trust was originally formed by three Plymouth primary schools in November 2016 and has grown from there. In terms of pupil numbers, the Trust is now the largest primary school MAT, or Multi Academy Trust in the city of Plymouth with plans on the horizon to grow.

The Learning Academies Trust is a family of schools dedicated to delivering outstanding education to all our children, whatever their starting point or background. Our Trust holds three core beliefs at the centre of the work we do:

- Every child in our Trust deserves an outstanding education
- Schools work best when they work together
- Every school is unique

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