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Teaching Assistant apprenticeship Derbyshire County Council

The Governors wish to appoint a highly motivated, and enthusiastic Teaching assistant apprentice. We can offer; enthusiastic, happy and friendly children; supportive, committed staff who work well as a team; collaborative opportunities and a willingness to embrace new ideas; a clear commitment to continuing professional development

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    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 -Thursday 8:30am-4pm Friday 8:30am-3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working under guidance to:

  • Plan and deliver learning activities under the direction and guidance of the class teacher.
  • Work closely with the class teacher to contribute to the management of pupil behaviour, maintain order and an appropriate working environment, including implementation of the school’s behaviour policies.
  • Establish and promote productive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Promote the inclusion of all pupils within the classroom and school.
  • Liaise closely with teachers and other relevant agencies regarding the work set for a class/group.
  • Assist with setting out learning materials.
  • Effectively communicate the work set by the class teacher to the pupil and ensure that the pupil is aware of the teacher’s expectations.
  •  Encourage the pupil to interact and work co-operatively with others to ensure all pupils are engaged on the set task.
  • Respond knowledgeably to any questions from pupils about process and procedures.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on educational visits.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, aims and work of the school.
  • Be aware of, uphold and contribute towards the development of the school’s policies and procedures.
  • Participate in appropriate school-based meetings and training activities.
  • Undertake any administrative duties relevant and appropriate to this post.
  • Take an active part in appraising their own work against agreed priorities and targets in accordance with the school’s performance management and supervision arrangements. Maintain confidentiality at all times and to observe Data Protection Guidelines.
  • Understand and comply with the school’s equal opportunities and other policies.
    Carry out any other duties that may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties, responsibilities and grade of this post.

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

The Apprenticeship Scheme is run in conjunction with a training provider to ensure that you are supported by a first class training programme which will enable you to achieve the following qualifications:

Advanced Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Functional Skills at Level 2, English, Maths, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time qualified Teaching assistant role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

About the employer

We are situated in the heart of Calow, close to St Peter's Church in beautiful grounds overlooking fields. The Royal hospital can be seen in the distance from our top playground. We are fortunate enough to have an outdoor classroom and our own woodland area. Our school motto is 'Show your SHINE everywhere' and reflects out high expectations of all our staff and children in and out of school. Every day one child in every class is chosen for a SHINE award of they have displayed our core values of: Show respect Honesty and Kindness Include everyone Never give up Enthusiastic learners Our school is a community in which every aspect of a child’s education is important. We want all our children to feel successful, happy and healthy. We want them to enjoy and make the most of their time at school, setting themselves up well for the future. We provide a varied, stimulating, and challenging environment and curriculum to ensure that they reach their full potential. Our expectations of their behaviour, effort and attitude are high all based on our key values and Christian ethos. If you would like to know more about our school, then please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange visit to see for yourself


Derbyshire County Council


Calow Church of England Primary School

North Road


S44 5BD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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