Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Northwood Primary School (REF: APP078)

Open to Knowsley residents only.

Company overview:

Northwood Primary does everything they can to develop children’s confidence, aspirations and command of their own future. In partnership with all, the school aims to equip them with the knowledge, skills and character to enjoy life to the full, build long-lasting relationships and achieve the highest possible standard in their education.
Northwood Primary School has an exciting opportunity to work in its Early Years Foundation Stage as a Teaching Assistant.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Develop a positive and supportive relationship with all pupils in EYF
  • Be aware of the differing needs of pupils
  • Support the teachers in delivering effective early years practice
  • To assist the class teacher with maintaining the pupils’ records
  • To support the pupils emotional or behavioral needs and help develop their social skills
  • Prepare and present displays of pupils’ work
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support teaching
  • Support the aims and ethos of the school
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • To maintain confidentiality
  • Attend team and staff meetings
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the head teacher e.g. lunchtime supervision
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Minimum of A-C GCSE grades in Maths and English or equivalent

Training to be provided:

  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Provisional Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and ICT
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English

Location: Kirkby
Contacted hours: Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am to 3.30pm. Minimum of 30 hours per week.
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
2. Return it via email to

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2018

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