Ysgol Estyn – Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (with music specialism)


Location: Hawarden Rd, Hope, Wrexham LL12 9NL

Subject: Apprenticeship

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Fixed Term

Salary Type: Monthly

Salary: £144.30 per week

Start date: 05/09/2022

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

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant that can support music throughout our primary school.

Jobs roles will include:

  • Working within a primary school full-time as a Teaching Assistant
  • Providing music support using skills and interests such as drama, music, instruments, dance, theatre production and culture and/or any other artistic and creative hobbies than can be shared with all pupils.
  • Delivering lunch or after school music/ drama clubs
  • 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 whilst working in schools

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

Desirable personal qualities:

  • Be able to play musical instruments
  • Any previous experience working with children
  • Any previous experience with special educational needs (ALN)
  • 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

Training to be provided:

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

Apprenticeship to be undertaken:

Level 2 or 3 NVQ Supporting, Teaching and Learning


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