Apprentice Teaching Assistant – Gurnard Primary School


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Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work for Gurnard Primary School as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant.

At Gurnard Primary School, children come first, the school’s priority is to deliver high quality teaching and learning whilst at the same time providing rich and truly enjoyable learning experiences for their community of children. 

Everything they do as a school is to ensure that the children achieve their very best. They want every child to be successful; to reach for success from the very first day they join the school and throughout their school lives so that when they leave the school, they have a love of learning for the rest of their lives.

Gurnard Primary School aim to make learning so irresistible that children love coming to school.  They are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to make learning exciting, so that everyone at Gurnard enjoys the sense of adventure that learning brings.  The school have designed a curriculum that enables their pupils to explore new opportunities, meet experts and discover their passions.  

This exciting approach to learning alongside their excellent teaching has been recognised through consistently high academic results as well as national gold standard awards in science, the arts and sport. 

Rather excitingly and owing to apprentice success, Gurnard Primary School are now looking to appoint an Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join their friendly team to work in key stage 2 with a particular emphasis on supporting ICT learning. This is an excellent opportunity for a personable individual to join a thriving school whilst working towards a Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship.

Apprentice Role:


Gurnard Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated Apprentice Teaching Assistant to work in Key Stage 2 supporting English and Maths in the morning and ICT in the afternoon.

The successful candidate will need to have: 

  • Good literacy, numeracy and communication skills
  • The ability to work as an effective member of the teaching team
  • A keen interest and good working knowledge in ICT and the passion to help children learn

If you are looking for the opportunity to make your contribution to a forward looking primary school and would enjoy the chance to join the team, we would love to hear from you.  

Responsibilities to include:

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals

 Personal Qualities:   

  • Able to use appropriate language at all times
  • Enthusiasm for education
  • Motivated to learn and develop professionally
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Confident in own ability
  • A supportive and proactive member of a team

Qualifications Required:

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths (or equivalent qualification and/or ability to work towards these Functional Skills) 


  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
  • There is a requirement to complete 20% off the job training, this includes time spent either learning something new, other courses or any support work that is not in your usual role
  • Apprenticeship duration will be around 18 – 24 months where the final 3 months will involve gateway for the end point assessment
  • Attendance at college as part of the course

Working Week:

  • 35 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday  
  • 8.30am to 4.15pm 


National Minimum Wage for age

Please log in and complete the attached application form to apply for this role – CV’S will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 9th October with interviews to be held the week commencing 12th October 2020.

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.15 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

Once qualified upon successful apprenticeship completion, there may be an opportunity to progress to a permanent role within the business, dependent on suitability and opportunity at that time.

If this sounds like the next, or indeed first step you want to take with your career, then please apply using the application form attached.


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