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Apprentice Teaching Assistant REDHILL ACADEMY TRUST

As an apprentice Teaching Assistant you will support the classroom teacher to ensure the students can access the curriculum whilst promoting their independence, self-esteem and overall social inclusion. The role of a Teaching Assistant is vital to ensure our young people can participate in learning and experience a sense of achievement

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Closing date: 19 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note that the pro rata salary for this apprenticeship is £6,847.04 per annum. This is based on 43.6 paid weeks

    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

    8:30 am until 3:30 pm (Mon-Fri) with 30 minutes for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    23 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Helping the pupils stay focused
  • Working with the classroom teacher to ensure students are meeting their potential 
  • Assisting teachers in preparing classroom resources 
  • Providing a healthy & safe learning environment for students
  • Helping teachers manage student behaviour 
  • Recording & reporting student progress to teachers/SENCO
  • Safeguarding students

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.
As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for permanent contract upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience, Active listening skills, Remain calm, Understanding and sensitivity


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade (Grade C/4 or above)) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to work with all current team members to create and maintain a happy working environment, from which a friendly yet professional service is offered to all clients. The ideal candidate will display an enthusiasm for providing a quality level of customer care and interest in learning more about our service. Where possible, every applicant must attend a Learning Unlimited application and assessment session prior to being shortlisted for this role and being put forward for interview with the employer. Your application will be acknowledged in the first instance by telephone. Please be aware that this vacancy may close before the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled or withdrawn by the employer.

About the employer

The Bolsover School is a mixed secondary school located in Bolsover in the English county of Derbyshire. We are part of The Redhill Academy Trust and we believe that this partnership gives us the opportunity to continue our improvements and for the school to one day be recognised both locally and nationally as a truly outstanding school.




Mooracre Lane



S44 6XA

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Training provider



Hannah Donald

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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