Christ the Word School – Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice Opportunity (SEPT 21)

Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice

30 Hours per week (8.30am – 3.00pm Monday to Friday)

£129 per week


As a teaching assistant you would support teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.


Job roles will include:

  • Working within our lower school full-time as a Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting pupils with additional learning needs (ALN)
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills
  • Be involved in displays and preparing resources
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Understand the safeguarding and Engagement and Relationships policy and their role within these policies.
  • Working with children aged 0 to 5 years
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom

Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools


  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people
  • Any previous experience working with children
  • Any previous experience with special educational needs (SEN)
  • Strong English & Mathematics
  • Communicational skills relevant to both children and adults
  • Competent skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT
  • Ability to self-manage and organise own time
  • Personal qualities
  • Reliable
  • Smart appearance
  • Professional attitude
  • A level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required
  • Ambitious and hard working


Essential Criteria:

  • An eagerness to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant
  • A passion for working with children
  • Possess relevant qualities including patience and communication
  • Ability to show professionalism at all times

Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff


GCSE English – C *

GCSE Maths – C*

*Desirable. (successful candidate would need to achieve this in the time frame of the apprenticeship)

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