Apprentice Teaching Assistant DJANOGLY LEARNING TRUST

Djanogly Learning Trust, are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join their school. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to begin a career in education. We are looking for someone to start in Jan 2024 but please apply now if interested.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    1st Year £14,706 FTE, £12,896 pro rata 2nd Year 18-20 £17,207 FTE, £15,089 pro rata 2nd Year 21-22 £20,765 FTE, £18,209 pro rata 2nd Year 23+ £21,252 FTE, £18,636 pro rata

  • Working week

    Hours between Monday-Friday between 8am to 5pm This position is term time only - 39 weeks per year.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

* *Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early**

To support scholars within the Academy as part of a team under the direction of the line manager in order to

  • Improve the quality of learning and engage scholars in the social and academic routines of the Academy
  • Enable scholars to become more independent learners
  • Help raise the standards of achievement for all scholars

Job Responsibilities:

Support the overall ethos of the Academy

  • Be aware of and comply with all Academy policies and routines including those relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, copyright etc reporting all concerns to line manager
  • Be responsible for keeping up to date with any changes to these policies and routines
  • Be aware of and comply with all policies and routines
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Contribute to the overall aims of the Academy
  • Develop own professional skills

Support for the Scholar:

  • Support and direct activities with either individuals or groups of scholars to enhance their learning, academic, physical, social and emotional
  • Help with care, personal hygiene and medical needs of scholars contributing to their health and well-being
  • Support in the transition of scholars between key stages
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with individual scholars and groups
  • Encourage acceptance and inclusion of all scholars
  • Support groups of or individual scholars as directed during formal public or internal Academy examinations
  • Assist scholars on educational visits, residential trips, transition, off site placements and recreational activities as appropriate
  • By following advice and guidance around individual needs, develop an understanding of the specific needs of the scholars within the Academy community
  • Liaise effectively with teachers/parents/carers as appropriate
  • Be responsible for individual scholars as their keyworker, monitoring and updating ISPs, liaising with staff and implementing appropriate strategies, as appropriate
  • Help with the writing and collation of ISPs/Review/Annual Review meetings

Support for the Teacher

  • Liaise with classroom teachers
  • Create appropriate resources reflecting the various needs of scholars in lessons
  • Support scholar/s across the class as agreed by the teacher
  • Support with the collation of data for targeted scholars
  • Implement learning programmes as directed by the class teacher – with individuals
  • Monitor individual student’s needs and provide regular feedback to the teacher, line manager and parents
  • Support the management of student behaviour under the direction of the teacher

Support for the Academy

  • Take responsibility for display and up keep of designated areas in the school
  • Maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and parents
  • Maintain and safeguard the confidential nature of student/teacher/home issues
  • Contribute to the maintenance of student safety and security, including break and lunchtime duties
  • Attend meetings as appropriate

The training you will be getting

  • Teaching Assistant Standard Level 3 -
  • 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 requried. 
  • Employers are required to give apprentices 6 hours 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 on completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Djanogly City Academy is one of the most successful schools in the country. Our work is about making a real difference to children’s lives so that they can in turn make a demonstrable difference to their communities, our city and our world. We serve a diverse community in inner-city Nottingham, with high levels of disadvantage and deprivation to deal with, but it’s our duty to give the young people of Nottingham City the best possible life chances and opportunities to be successful. Our students are fantastic young people and the job satisfaction that we all have from working with them and being part of our Djanogly community is enormous. We refer to children at Djanogly as scholars and that is because at the heart of what we do, every child matters to us and we believe that every child will succeed with us and will ‘graduate’. Our motto is, ‘Achievement: No excuses’. Our expectations for academic standards and for behaviour are therefore unapologetically high.




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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 Team


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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