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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Sherbourne Fields School

Due to a further increase in pupil numbers we have exciting and fulfilling opportunities for a number of teaching assistant apprenticeships within our outstanding all age special school.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Wednesday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 8.30pm - 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working as an Apprentice Teaching Assistant you will be part of a small class team supporting the class teacher and pupils on a daily basis.

This will involve:

  • 1-1 support
  • Group support
  • Personal care duties
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of lessons
  • Ensuring all pupils have the correct resources to enable them to participate fully

What can we offer you?

  • An exciting programme of training to help you develop your skills set further and to help you build a successful career
  • Allocated time to complete your  assignments (up to 4 hours per week)
  • A dedicated mentor who will provide support and guidance throughout your apprenticeship
  • Training and personal development opportunities in addition to gaining your  Level 3 qualification
  • Use of the school gym before and after school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous experience within either a school setting or working with children is desired

Personal qualities

  • Patience 
  • Caring 
  • Good attitude
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Love engaging with young people
  • Able to work using your own initiative
  • Passionate about improving the life chances of others
  • A friendly and supportive personality

Desired qualifications

GCSE A*-C or 9-4 Grade maths and English (or equivalent) is essential.

Future prospects

It is hoped that after the successful completion of the apprenticeship that either a permanent position or the opportunity to progress will be offered. However this is not guaranteed.

Things to consider

Sherbourne Fields is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks will be carried out on the successful candidate for this post.

About the employer

Sherbourne Fields is an all age special school for pupils with abroad spectrum of need including physical disabilities, medical conditions and learning needs. The schools population is wide-ranging and diverse with pupils from a rich mix of social and cultural backgrounds.


Sherbourne Fields School


Rowington Close



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Heart of England Training Ltd


Emma Stead 01788 820132

  • Level 3 Standard in Teaching Assistant
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level  2 Functional skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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