Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy) THE SPENCER ACADEMIES TRUST

An exciting opportunity to join a friendly primary school and train as a T A. You will support the class teacher to deliver high quality lessons and provide interventions to small groups of children. Duties include: delivering planned activities for individuals and groups.

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Closing date: 31 May 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 to Friday - term time only (39 weeks a year). 8:15am-4:00pm (until 4:45pm on Tuesday).

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Working as part of this important team you will be required to carry out the following duties (the nature of the Academy Year requires some tasks to be done regularly whilst others annually):

  • Deliver planned activities for individuals and groups to allocated pupils, in small groups or individually, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit individual need (under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher)
  • Plan and evaluate specialist learning activities, prepare reports and records for the teacher
  • Promote outstanding pupil behaviour for learning and support social and emotional well-being, reporting any problems to the teacher and/or child
  • Protection Lead (as appropriate and in line with school policies
  • Promote and support the role of parent/carers in pupils’ learning and enabling constructive information sharing about progress and achievement

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards the completion of a Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Training will be delivered face to face, online and through webinars. The school will provide in house training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You could be employed as a Teaching Assistant and progress to become a Learning Mentor or Higher-Level Teaching Assistant
  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

As an employer committed to supporting pathways into education, we are always happy to receive informal enquiries - please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team.

About the employer

Chellaston is a friendly primary academy on the outskirts of Chellaston, near Derby. The Executive Principal is Mrs Trail. We opened in September 2019 with Reception and Year 3. Each year we will grow in size as we welcome additional year groups. Once we are full, children are welcomed from early years through to 11, there will be 210 children on roll.




Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy,

Riber Drive


DE73 6WS

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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


Megan Gardner

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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