Ysgol Bryn Garth – Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship


Location: Maes Emlyn, Pen-y-ffordd, Holywell CH8 9JA

Subject: Apprenticeship

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Fixed Term

Salary Type: Monthly

Salary: £144.30 per week

Start date: 05/09/2022

Brief description of the school:

Ysgol Bryn Garth, opened in 1968, is a County Primary School, catering for the full-time

learning of both boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11 years, currently 91 on roll. It also provides part-time Nursery Education for those children who have attained their fourth birthday before September 1st i.e. the beginning of the new school year. In addition, children who have attained the age of three before either the 1st of January or April can be admitted into the Foundation Phase Class at the beginning of that term under the Early Entitlement scheme.

The medium of instruction is English, but all pupils are taught Welsh as a second language, in accordance with Flintshire County Council’s Second Language Policy.  We aim to become a bilingual school, in accordance with Welsh Government Policy.  The Nursery Facility is available five mornings per week.

Vacancy description:

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 a primary school full-time as a Teaching Assistant
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills
  • Supporting pupils with additional learning needs (ALN)
  • Be involved in displays and preparing resources
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
  • Understand the safeguarding and behaviour policy and their role within these policies
  • Working with children aged 4 to 11 years
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times

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 listen and learn from more experienced staff

Desirable personal qualities:

  • 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
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people


The Apprenticeship includes both on-the- job learning and off-the-job training which leads to nationally recognised qualifications


Minimum A*-C GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths

Apprenticeships to be undertaken:

Level 2 or 3 NVQ Supporting, Teaching and Learning


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