Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Clovelly House School) Clovelly House School

Clovelly House School - an independent special school for mixed gender pupils aged 10-18 based in Leicestershire. You will work as part of the team to ensure that the school meets its’ educational aims, take responsibility for teaching a subject according to the planning provided and, maintain a ‘hands on’ approach with the children.

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Closing date: 08 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After one year, salary will increase to national minimum wage for your age.

    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

    8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To take personal responsibility for contributing to the smooth running of the school
  • To ensure that all who attend the school maintain high standards of safeguarding and protection of children
  • To maintain high expectations for behaviour management across the school
  • To ensure the safe management of children while engaging in off-site activities
  • To maintain a teaching/tutoring role according to the demands of the cohort
  • To be willing to engage in training offered and to participate actively in reflective practice and team meetings
  • To be willing to take on a secondary duty to support the needs of the school
  • To perform any other duties within the parameters of the role

The training you will be getting

  • This is a Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard Apprenticeships, this is A Level Standard and will require the learner to achieve GCSE maths and English grade C/4 or functional skills level 2 in these subjects (or equivalent) as part of the apprenticeship training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You would be able to set out a career as a Teaching Assistant within any school

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

How would you get to Thornton?

About the employer

Clovelly House School is an independent special school for mixed gender pupils from 10-18 based in a rural setting in the East Midlands. Clovelly House is a 52 week residential provision for pupils who attend the on-site school. The ethos is that of a countryside school and the pupils, who have social and emotional and other complex needs, have opportunities to learn the core subjects embedded in a wider curriculum. Here pupils learn how to manage different ecosystems such as the stream, pond, woods and gardens, keep chickens and small animals, participate in a variety of vocational lessons and engage in outdoor pursuits. Alongside this, in the eco-build school, pupils are able to access lessons to GCSE level through technology, individual packages and flexible learning programs. We offer a supportive environment and create opportunities for the young people to develop self-esteem and confidence through achieving measured steps of success. Thus, the young people are supported to thrive and grow to responsible adulthood.


Clovelly House School



Merrylees Road, Thornton


LE67 1AP

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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


Anthony John Lowe



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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