Teaching Assistant (Inclusion Support) Apprentice John Taylor Free School

We are looking for an Inclusion Support Teaching Assistant to work with us to provide a high-quality educational experience for young people. This role will include supporting students in class and in small groups. Level 3 Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary is prorated based on full time equivalent – Term time only. Government pension scheme. Support and time to complete your training. Weekly Professional Learning sessions.

  • Working week

    Your working hours will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday = 08:30 - 15:40. Wednesday = 08:30 – 15:00 (Professional Learning = 15:00 – 17:00). Term time only Please note this is term time only.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Provide support to students within the school environment
  • To contribute to raising standards by ensuring high expectations are promoted for students
  • Provide structured support in accordance with specific work programmes designed and supervised by individual teachers
  • Involvement in the implementation of Individual student passports
  • Provide general support to students, ensuring their safety, by complying with good H&S practice
  • Accompany teaching staff and students on visits and out of school activities as required
  • Encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship.

You will attend college on a 6-weekly basis and have workplace visits from your college assessor mentor. You will be fully supported in the workplace by your supervisor/mentor. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On successful course completion, there will be an opportunity to progress on to the Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher qualification. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Open to new ideas, A passion for education


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science or Scientific discipline (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day. The school is located a mile outside of Branston village. The successful candidates will need to complete a DBS, you will be supported to do this.

About the employer

John Taylor Free School at Tatenhill is a “young” school which opened in September 2018 with a full cohort of 210 Year 7 students. We are in the fortunate position of being oversubscribed for the first four years. From September 2022 we will have 1170 students in years 7-11. The school will continue to grow until it reaches capacity with 1550 11 – 18-year-old students (including 350 at Post 16).


John Taylor Free School


John Taylor High School Dunstall Road

Barton Under Needwood

Burton Upon Trent

DE13 8AZ

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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


Apprenticeships 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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2024