Teaching Assistant Apprentice Limehurst Academy

Limehurst Academy, based in the heart of Loughborough, are looking for an apprentice to offer high quality support to enable students with additional needs to make outstanding progress in their learning and to play a full and active part in the life of the school. This is an exciting opportunity to gain classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The above salary is full time, this role is TERM TIME ONLY with an actual salary of £6,692.40 plus holiday pay.

    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 - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. After school sessions some Mondays to attend staff training and department and year team meetings.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team, in particular the class teacher, the SENDCO and other Teaching Assistants, working at all times within the school’s policies and procedures
  • To support those students who have additional needs in the classroom
  • To promote and support the inclusion of all students in the learning activities in which they are involved
  • To promote the development of students’ self-esteem, emotional resilience and independence
  • To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • To provide support in line with students’ access arrangement for formal examinations
  • If required, to provide support to students during the unstructured times of the school day
  • To assist with the maintenance of student record keeping systems, including recording agreed updates to individual learning and support plans
  • To attend staff meetings, participate in performance management arrangements and undertake training and development activities

You will be employed to work with children full time in a school as a member of staff, not a student. Any offer of Apprenticeship will be subject to a full DBS and Satisfactory References. 

The training you will be getting


  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required)

Delivery Method:

  • Every other week (Friday PM)
  • Online portfolio to update with learning and development completed onsite
  • Diarised visits from dedicated Trainer / Assessor
  • Attendance to Loughborough College for Functional Skills (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential to be employed at the school or elsewhere as a Teaching Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

We are a multicultural 11-16 school, proud to serve the centre of Loughborough. The school was judged as Good by Ofsted in April 2022, with inspectors praising student conduct as being exemplary. We strive to be a happy and successful school, and we actively promote positive choices and having a can-do attitude.


Limehurst Academy


Bridge Street



LE11 1NH

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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


Hayley Cousins


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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