Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship – SEND/1:1

Rice Lane Primary School

Apprenticeship summary

Rice Lane are looking for 4 apprentices to work across their school as 1:1 TA’s and within their SEND department. This is an exciting opportunity for those who wish to work within special educational needs whilst being supported by a strong and nurturing team of colleagues within a mainstream primary school.

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Closing date: May 31, 2024

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Date posted:
May 8, 2024
Possible start date:
September 2, 2024
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  • This role involves working in a mainstream primary school (ages 5-11) both as a 1:1 TA and within the SEND department. This will involve supporting learners with a variety of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Assist teaching staff in the delivery of learning activities and working with small groups / individuals to ensure learning is taking place
  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of pupils both in and out of the classroom (including educational visits) to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development in accordance with the school’s behaviour management policy
  • Monitor individual pupil’s progress, achievements and development and report these to the teaching staff
  • Liaise with parents and carers in conjunction with the teaching staff to ensure effective communication concerning the pupils’ well being
  • Record pupil information, as specified by the teaching staff/line manager to ensure that schools’ information systems are maintained
  • Prepare and maintain learning equipment and ensure that the classroom is kept clean and tidy
  • Display and present the pupils’ work under the direction of teaching staff, so that it enhances the classroom environment and celebrates achievement
  • Attend staff and other meetings and participate in staff training / development work and staff reviews as required
  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
  • If the succesful apprentice does not hold GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skills in the relevant subject (Math and English)
  • Training will be provided by North West Community Services Training and the employer school. This will take place regulary through online sessions and face to face sessions within the school. There is no need to travel for training sessions
  • Employment as a Teaching assistant
  • Progression to train as a HLTA
  • Teacher training routes (depending on previous qualifications)


Rice Lane Primary School

At Rice Lane Primary School and Nursery, we are a happy, inclusive and family orientated 3 form entry school with a 90 place nursery and two specialist SEND classrooms. At Rice Lane we aim to provide a happy and caring ethos in which every child is valued and given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We have high academic, social, cultural and behavioural standards and are extremely proud of our children’s achievements. Rice Lane provides an exciting stimulating and caring environment with a culture of respect, where children begin to take responsibility for themselves, our community and the world in which we live. Children develop their self confidence as learners and are encouraged to progress socially, emotionally and spiritually.


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Apprenticeship standard:

Teaching assistant (level 3)