Teaching Assistant Apprentice THE DAVID NIEPER EDUCATION TRUST

Do you want to support students onto greater things? Are you excited by the opportunities and possibilities for students available through applied learning and working in partnership with local employers? We're seeking enthusiastic trainee teaching assistants who has the determination and drive to become an outstanding practitioner.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.05am - 4.35pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    05 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Job Description: Teaching Assistant


General Responsibilities

  • To promote the corporate image of the school and high standards of behaviour and courtesy among pupils.
  • To communicate effectively with the public and wider community and provide effective support for teaching staff and pupils.
  • To promote and support the implementation of the school’s aims, policies and values.
  • To work flexibly as part of the support staff team to contribute to the smooth operation of the school.
  • To use the schools computer hardware and software packages where appropriate.
  • To commit to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Specific Responsibilities

  • In the absence of a teacher provide supervision of, and be solely responsible for, a class of students during lesson time.
  • Manage the behaviour of students to promote and maintain order and a calm working environment for students, including implementation of the college’s behaviour policy.
  • Report back as appropriate on the behaviour of students during lessons, and any issues arising, using the college’s agreed referral procedures.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom and college.
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of students is maintained at all times.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom and college.
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other relevant professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support students learning and progress.
  • Liaise with teachers and other relevant professionals regarding the work set for the class or identified students.
  • Communicate the work set by the class teacher to the students and ensure that students are aware of the teacher’s expectations during the course of the lesson with regard to task completion.
  • Motivate students to complete tasks set by the class teacher and encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others to ensure all students are engaged on the set task.
  • Respond to any questions from students about process and procedures.
  • Undertake any administrative duties as required.
  • To assist and support staff and students in the classroom or in the Base as directed.  This will provide support for students as directed by the SENCO/Assistant SENCO.
  • To provide support for teachers in delivering intervention strategies (eg. numeracy/literacy/SEN) as required.
  • To assist in preparation of lesson material and collate a central file of curriculum cover activities.
  • To manage and supervise detention duties
  • To supervise lunchtime activities on a rota basis
  • To plan, deliver and review intervention groups, homework club and extracurricular clubs
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on educational visits
  • Any other duties reasonable, as requested by line manager or Headteacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

· Ability to manage the behaviour of students to promote and maintain order and a calm working environment for students

· Ability to motivate students.

· Ability to work at own initiative, and as part of a team. · Ability to work in a flexible and responsive way with tact, discretion and confidentiality.

· Ability to relate well to children and adults.

· Competency in numeracy and literacy.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning.

· Ability to support the processes and procedures for students' learning.

Personal qualities

· Ability to work under pressure.

· Flexibility.

Qualifications required

·5 GCSE pass or equivalent of Level 2 including Maths/numeracy and English/literacy.

Future prospects

Progression on to advanced apprenticeship

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

At the David Nieper Academy we want to raise the aspirations of every student whether that’s to be a city lawyer, top brain surgeon, an IT guru, famous actor, successful business owner or something else entirely. Through the combination of a good education and the life skills for future employability, we will help and encourage them to reach their full potential. We are the first Derbyshire school to be backed by a local employer and are part of the David Nieper Education Trust. Our local sponsor, David Nieper Limited and our 5 other employer partners – Owen Taylor and Sons Ltd, Thorntons, Bowmer & Kirkland, John Smedley and Denby Pottery – support us by voluntarily donating time and resources to enrich our students’ time with us. All children aged 11-18 are welcome to apply. Whilst we are all-inclusive and non-selective, we expect that all students aim high, work hard and celebrate their achievements. From January 2017 we will enjoy a new, £13million purpose-built school building to further inspire and encourage learning. To develop interests out of the classroom, students can enjoy a wide range of co-curriculum and sporting activities as well as our large outside space. From September 2017 this will include dedicated areas for football, athletics, hockey, cricket and netball.




3 Grange Street


DE55 7JA

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Training provider

  • Technical Certificate at Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • NVQ Level 2 in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Services 2000 Ltd


James Lund 01332 296995 james.lund@learningunlimiteduk.com

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017