Apprentice Teaching Assistant The Bolsover School

Working with children that have additional needs to ensure they reach their full potential, offering support across the full curriculum and opportunities to support targeted interventions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a well-respected school that has achieved an Ofsted grade 2 – Good.

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Closing date: 13 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The apprentice will be working 39 weeks per year, 32.5 hours per week – term time only but will be paid for 43.95 (ie 8.05 weeks unpaid)

    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 to Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Helping the pupils stay focused
  • Working with the classroom teacher to ensure students are meeting their potential
  • Assisting teachers in preparing classroom resources
  • Providing a healthy & safe learning environment for students 
  • Helping teachers manage student behaviour 
  • Recording & reporting student progress to teachers/SENCO 
  • Safeguarding students Support individual pupils or small groups during their five timetabled lessons each day 
  • Opportunity to observe level 3 TAs deliver targeted interventions in bespoke areas including zones of regulation, Lego therapy, social skills etc

The training you will be getting

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • You will be expected to work towards the Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Could lead to a permanent contract at the school or within the Trust if available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

We are part of The Redhill Academy Trust and we believe that this partnership gives us the opportunity to continue our improvements and for the school to one day be recognised both locally and nationally as a truly outstanding school


The Bolsover School


Mooracre Lane



S44 6XA

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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


Hannah Donald


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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