This is an Apprenticeship Vacancy.  The successful candidate will be employed by the company outlined below and undertake the relevant Apprenticeship Programme with ACT Training.  Please refer to the Course Outline at the bottom of this page for an overview of the Apprenticeship Programme.

Company Name:  Trellech Primary School

Location:  Monmouthshire 

Job Title:  Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Apprenticeship Programme:  Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 2

Hours of Work:  32.5 hours per week

Days and Times of Work:  Monday to Friday, 8:45am – 3:45pm

Salary:  National Minimum Wage for Apprentices (£3.90 per hour)

Contract Duration:  12 months initially

Company Overview:  Trellech Primary School is a successful, rural primary school looking to employ an enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Learning Support Assistant to join their team.  The successful candidate will be working with staff in all classes and with individual pupils with identified needs across the whole school.  Candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to work supportively and effectively in a team, as well as innovatively and independently. 

Trellech Primary School is a happy, exciting and innovative school offering:

  • Children who are enthusiastic and have a passion for learning;
  • Excellent opportunities to be part of a new, creative curriculum;
  • The opportunity to work with a very strong, professional and supportive school team and governing body.

Main Duties:

  • Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities;
  • Assist with the learning and development of all pupils, including the implementation of Individual Development/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes – including toileting, feeding and mobility;
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils;
  • Encourage pupils to interact with the others and engage in activities led by the teacher;
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence;
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher;
  • Apply strategies to encourage independence and self-confidence;
  • Provide effective feedback to pupils in relation to programmes and recognise and reward achievement.

 Support for the Teacher:

  • Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on pupils’ achievement, progress, problems, etc.;
  • Liaise with the teacher to create a purposeful, orderly and supportive learning environment;
  • Liaise with the teacher to share short-term planning and specific learning objectives for identified groups, individuals and whole class;
  • Monitor pupils’ responses to learning activities and undertake pupil record keeping as requested;
  • Establish routines to ensure regular and effective feedback is given to the teacher in respect of pupils’ progress towards targets for learning;
  • Apply school policy in relation to the promotion of positive pupil behaviour and attitudes to learning;
  • Administer routine tests and invigilate exams;
  • Fulfil clerical and administrative tasks as requires, e.g. photocopying, collecting money, filing, administer course work, distributing letters to parents.

Support to the Curriculum:

  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes;
  • Undertake programmes linked to local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years, assessment for learning;
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use;
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use;
  • Support the use of ICT in pupils’ learning and their independence in its use;
  • Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers as agreed with the teacher.

Essential/Desirable Requirements:  


  • Good numeracy/literacy skills;
  • First aid training as appropriate (desired not essential).


  • Effective use of ICT to support learning;
  • Use of other equipment and basic technology e.g. video, photocopier;
  • General understanding of national curriculum/foundation phase, and other basic learning programme/strategies as appropriate;
  • Basic understanding of child development and learning;
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults;
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position with these;
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes;
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out-of-school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher;
  • Have the necessary skills to manage safely classroom activities and the physical learning space.

Job Specific requirements

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to inclusion, child protection, safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
  • The position requires a DBS Disclosure check and two suitable written references before appointment.
Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please click on the link below and apply via the Careers Wales website: -

Closing Date for Applications:  Monday 12th August 2019

Please note that applications received after the closing date may still be considered, subject to the vacancy being filled.

Interview Date:  Monday 19th August 2019

If you would like to speak to someone about this vacancy, please contact Hayley Roberts on 02920 464727 or

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