Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Brackensdale Spencer Academy) THE SPENCER ACADEMIES TRUST

We are a warm, friendly primary academy. You will be required to provide high standards of teaching and learning for children. In return, we offer first class training/mentoring. You will develop positive relationships, care and support pupils by providing a safe, secure environment and assist with the personal intimate care of pupils.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 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 - Friday (Term Time Only). Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist the class teacher in the planning and evaluation of teaching and learning activities
  • Provide support to individuals and groups
  • Support all pupils to participate in learning activities
  • Contribute to the implementation of an effective behaviour management strategy
  • Develop positive relationships with parents and carers
  • Care and support pupils by providing a safe and secure environment
  • Assist with the personal and intimate care of pupils
  • Escort and supervise pupils on educational visits

The training you will be getting

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There will be opportunities for the apprentice to apply for teaching assistant vacancies within the trust

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (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

Brackensdale Spencer Academy are committed to provide a high-quality of education for all children and a caring ethos in which each individual achieves their full potential. We are proud to be home to our Enhanced Resource unit, made up of the Ark and Phoenix, which caters for children who require specialist provision around communication, primarily ASD.




Brackensdale Spencer Academy

Walthamstow Drive


DE22 4BS

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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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