Apprentice Teaching Assistant (St Giles Spencer Academy) THE SPENCER ACADEMIES TRUST

A Level 3 Apprentice Teaching Assistant is required. We are a world class primary (5-11) special school, working in Derby with a range of pupils and needs in our school. Our school has a family feel by supporting each other and this is a great opportunity for an apprentice to join our fantastic team and develop their own knowledge and confidence by supporting the class teacher to enhance learning.

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Wednesday, 8.15am - 4.30pm, Thursday 8.15am - 3.45pm, Friday, 8.15am - 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working closely in a class team to support the teaching and learning and needs of the pupils
  • Promoting our CiC drivers in the classroom by accessing the community, encouraging pupil's independence and ensuring they develop their communication
  • After time, support and training to be creative in your thinking to help the class by making resources, ideas for the provision and adapting teaching to ensure pupils stay engaged
  • Supporting the teacher with the daily uploading of photos and striving for a world class environment for our pupils
  • Our staff will say that no 2 days are ever the same and that is why they love working at St Giles!

The training you will be getting

  • Apprentices will achieve a Level 3 Teaching Assistant and will receive off the job training through a blended learning package.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • At St Giles, we love to grow our own staff. We have had a lot of apprentices over the last few years who have become a teaching assistant within our school once their apprenticeship has finished and then some have developed further in becoming a HLTA (higher level teaching assistant) which involves running their own interventions and covering teachers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

The Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottingham and Derby.




St Giles Spencer Academy

Hampshire Road, Derby

DE21 6BT

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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


Sarah Kelly

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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