Apprentice Teaching Assistant Limehurst Academy

The Apprentice is to work as part of the team in the ADT Department. The post is required to offer support to teachers under the direction of the Head of Department.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 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

    Mon-Fri 8.30-3.30, Term-time only.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery specific to the work of the ADT Department.
  • Assisting teachers in the department with lesson preparation; have a working knowledge of department schemes of work.
  • Provide support during practical classes. Identify individual children’s needs and demonstrate practical tasks.  Help teachers with pupil assessment and lesson evaluation. Input ideas and suggestions at Departmental meetings to develop learning activities.
  • Creating inspiring displays around the department.
  • Use of computers to create documents, manipulation and input of data. Assist teaching staff/students with resolving basic IT issues, and monitor the departmental laptops.
  • Monitor and maintain stock levels of consumable materials. Source items for purchase at most competitive price, for approval by HOD. Organise preparation, purchase and storage of food for Food Technology lessons.
  • Collect in money within department and pass to Finance Office.
  • Cleaning of specialist areas and maintenance of a high standard of Health and Safety within Department.  Advise others on legislation/procedures, when necessary.  Report any maintenance issues to Site Manager.
  • Answer standard enquiries by telephone or in person from public/other employees and makes routine calls to obtain information/resolve queries.
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training as required for new skills. Positive enthusiastic attitude.
  • Have a good understanding of Design/Technology related to subjects to be able to advise other on specific Design issues and in addition, a broad range of practical problem solving skills to resolve queries.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communicator both spoken and written.
  • Committed to continuing professional development.
  • Good attention to detail.

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeper.
  • Flexible approach.
  • Sense of humour.
  • Willing to work flexible hours according to needs of students.
  • Reliable.
  • Ability to act on own initiative.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths.

Future prospects

Possible position at the end of the Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

If you require Functional Skills these will be delivered at Loughborough College one day per week.

About the employer

Limehurst Academy is a happy and successful 11-16 school, located in the centre of the university town of Loughborough. The school has an excellent reputation in the local community and also attracts pupils from outside its catchment area; as such, it is over-subscribed. Over 40% of our pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. A large number of these pupils are of Bangladeshi and Indian backgrounds, but there are many others including children of university students from all over the world. The school is strongly committed to valuing diversity and this drives our vision of the school at the heart of the community. GCSE results in 2017 show that Limehurst is achieving extremely well. A Progress 8 score of +0.37, and an English Baccalaureate pass rate of 46% (C/4+) show that the school is one of the highest-performing in Leicestershire, and achieving well above national averages. The curriculum is wide-ranging, and is both flexible and rigorous enough to meet the needs of all students. Pastoral care is excellent; the school’s motto is ‘Achievement in a Caring Environment’. In June 2017, Limehurst became the first Leicestershire secondary school to be accredited with the prestigious Inclusion Quality Mark. In March 2017, Ofsted judged that the school remained good, and found high-quality teaching and learning, a curriculum that meets the needs of all students, a high level of student achievement, strong leadership and a pastoral care system that supports and nurtures all members of the school community. Our staff are of the very highest quality, and incredibly committed to the school. Staff development is given a high priority at every stage of a teacher’s career. You can learn more about the school and about any currently available posts by visiting our website,


Limehurst Academy


Limehurst House

Bridge Street


LE11 1NH

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Training provider

Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools:

  • Level 2 Diploma.
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English & IT.
  • Employee Rights & Responsbilities.

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Loughborough College


Apprenticeship Team 01509 515461

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017