Teaching Assistant Apprentice DAVID NIEPER EDUCATION TRUST

As a teaching assistant you establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations. You will also establish constructive relationships and communicate with other relevant professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support students learning and progress.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly wage is £5.50 for the first 6 months of the apprenticeship but will increase to the National Minimum wage for their age from month 7 onwards. Meaning the Annual wage may vary depending on candidates age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.05am - 4.35pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

General Responsibilities:

  • To communicate effectively with the public and wider community and provide effective support for teaching staff and pupils
  • To promote and support the implementation of the academy aims, policies and values
  • To work flexibly as part of the support staff team to contribute to the smooth operation of the school
  • To use the academy computer hardware and software packages where appropriate
  • Candidates should indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the Academy’s policies in relation to equality and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Ensure the health, safety and welfare of students is maintained at all times
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom and academy
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other relevant professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support students learning and progress
  • Motivate students to complete tasks set by the class teacher and encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others to ensure all students are engaged on the set task
  • Respond to any questions from students about process and procedures
  • Preparing the classroom for lessons, tidying up and keeping the classroom in good order
  • Creating displays of pupils’ work
  • Undertake any administrative duties as required
  • To assist and support staff and students in the classroom or in the Base as directed. This will provide support for students as directed by the SENCO/Assistant SENCO
  • To provide support for teachers in delivering intervention strategies (e.g. numeracy/literacy/SEN) as required
  • To supervise lunchtime activities on a rota basis
  • To plan, deliver and review intervention groups, homework club and extracurricular clubs
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on educational visits
  • To attend faculty meetings
  • To support with all whole academy and faculty events as required
  • Any other duties reasonable, as requested by line manager or Headteacher

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression within the school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative, Flexibility, Ability to work under pressure, Motivated


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

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates .

About the employer

The David Nieper Academy is a newly formed academy in Alfreton, Derbyshire. A brand new school building was opened in early 2017 with the Sixth Form Centre in September 2017. A key aspect of our vision is our focus on applied learning within all subject areas and across year groups. This year we have seen an increase in student numbers within each year group and we are looking to build on this year on year. This is an immensely exciting time to be joining the academy and being a key driver in enhancing the academic and social achievement of our students. Our Academy is sponsored by the David Nieper Education Trust, together with local employer partners, who are highly committed in supporting the development and achievements of our students. With an innovative approach to teaching, hands-on learning and brand new purpose-built facilities, we believe that this is a truly exciting time to join the academy. We are currently a small school of 700 students 11-19 however, our intention is to grow quickly to our full capacity of 850 students. The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant who has the determination and drive to become an outstanding practitioner. The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.






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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


James Lund


01332 296995

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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