Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship The Bemrose School

The Bemrose School is an all-through 3-19 Foundation Trust school. We are a diverse community of learners and we can offer apprentices a range of experience from nursery to sixth form including our specialist autistic provision. As part of your position, you will take responsibility for small groups of students under the direction of a teacher.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    First year apprentices will be expected to work in a number of provisions on a rota basis, including the Primary phase.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.20am - 3.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of learning activities
  • Accompanying teachers and pupils on out of school activities
  • Attending to students’ personal needs (including social issues, health, hygiene, first aid and other welfare matters)
  • Preparing resources and supporting with the display of students’ work
  • Administering routine tests eg reading age tests and supporting in exams
  • Working flexibly under the direction of a team leader and working with a variety of colleagues and students
  • Liaising with parents and carers under the direction of a teacher or team leader
  • Working with a variety of staff and students in different settings eg literacy, nurture, autism, in-class support.

This is an ideal opportunity if you are interested in a career in education and you enjoy working with young people. You will assist a range of teachers and inclusion staff in various settings and provisions including overseeing the progression of students’ academic pathways, understanding their SEND/SEMH needs and liaising with parents.

We are looking for candidates who have the desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. We seek those who are organised, committed and able to work well in a team.

In return, we can offer you a wide variety of opportunities to work with Primary, EAL, autistic and nurture students.

This comprehensive grounding will enable you to choose which area you would like to specialise in. You will work as part of a supportive team and we will enable you to explore the areas in which you would like to develop.

The post includes time ‘off the job’ to ensure you have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and experience.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Delivered by our chosen Training Provider
  • The training will be delivered in the workplace over an 18-month period
  • As well as supporting the work required for the qualification, the school offers a full induction programme and all apprentices have a key person to report to
  • In addition, there is a comprehensive CPD programme which apprentices can participate in: they can tailor this to their needs. Trainees will also take part in any whole school training offered on INSET days

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Although we cannot guarantee employment with us after qualifying, some previous apprentices have successfully gained employment with us
  • We will offer support with your next steps, for example, previous apprentices have successfully gained TA posts in other schools, have gone on to university and have trained as teachers

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, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

You will possess the following personal qualities; Polite Friendly Helpful Confidence Enthusiastic and approachable Ability to work flexibly Resilience

About the employer

The Bemrose School is an all-through 3-19 Foundation Trust school serving the Abbey Ward of Derby. We are a diverse community of learners and we can offer trainees a broad range of experience from nursery to sixth form and including our specialist autistic provision.


The Bemrose School


Uttoxeter New Road



DE22 3HU

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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

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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