Apprentice Teaching Assistant REDHILL ACADEMY TRUST

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a well-respected school that has achieved an Ofsted grade 2 – Good. A successful applicant will have a dedicated mentor and work alongside level 3 TA’s who have a wealth of experience and can also offer support and guidance as you work towards your own TA qualification. You will be supporting the class teacher to enhance learning.

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Closing date: 11 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The apprentice will be working 39 weeks per year, 30 hours per week term time only but will be paid for 43.95 (ie 8.05 weeks unpaid) The actual annual salary will be £6,177.60 per year.

    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 to Friday between 8:30am-3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with children with additional needs such as autism spectrum disorder and ADHD
  • Offering support across the full curriculum
  • Opportunities to support targeted interventions
  • Support individuals or small groups through the five periods of the day
  • Opportunity to observe level 3 TAs deliver targeted interventions in bespoke areas including zonesd of regulation, lego therapy and social skills
  • Ongoing reviews and support with a dedicated school mentor 

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 Level 3, 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?

Possibility to lead to a permanent contract at the school or within the Trust if available. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental


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

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

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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