Teaching Assistant Apprentice (SEND) Windmill L.E.A.D. Academy

Windmill Academy is a vibrant, positive learning community. It is a privilege to work with such enthusiastic, respectful children, supportive families, and a highly committed staff team. Together, our aim is to be the best learning community we can be to enable all of our learners to embrace challenge and high aspirations.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Due to this position being term time only the annual wage will be pro rota'd meaning the total sum the apprentice will receive is £7619 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 - Friday, 08:15 - 16:30. Term Time Only.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to begin a career in education. Working primarily with children aged 4-11 the roles and responsibilities will include the following (under guidance of the teacher):

  • Set up and prepare learning activities
  • Set up the classroom and learning environment
  • Support lesson preparation
  • Plan and prepare interventions for small groups of learners
  • Help supervise the children in the classroom and playground.
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement
  • Assist with the planning of learning activities
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with other teachers, staff, and parents
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievements/progress as directed
  • Supporting with classroom display
  • You may have to work 1-to-1 with an SEND pupil if you are put in an SEND TA role

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant/
  • End point assessment as part of the programme - further details in the link above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English & maths if not exempt

The training and qualifications are based in the workplace, no attendance at college required. 

Employers are required to give apprentices 20% off the job training included in their paid working hours so that equates to one day per week to work on their apprenticeship tasks set by the Assessor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible permanent position for the right candidate on completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Although this apprenticeship has a closing date of end September, please apply ASAP if you are interested, as they may likely start interviewing candidates when they return for the new academic year in early September. Although we ask a question at the end on how you will commute to work - please note that there is no requirement to have a driving licence and your own vehicle for this apprenticeship.

About the employer

Windmill L.E.A.D. Academy officially opened its doors as a new school on February 1st, 2013, replacing the previous Windmill Primary School. Windmill is a sponsored academy and is part of the L.E.A.D. Multi-Academy Trust. Based in the vibrant, multicultural area of Sneinton, just outside of Nottingham City centre.


Windmill L.E.A.D. Academy


Sneinton Boulevard




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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


Nottingham College



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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