Apprentice SEN Teaching Assistant

Village Primary Academy

Derby, DE23 8DF

Closes in 2 days (Wednesday 24 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 10 June 2024


The Board of Trustees wish to provide an opportunity for an Apprentice SEN Teaching Assistant. This will be based at Village Primary Academy.

Annual wage
£10,816 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Teaching assistant (level 3)
Monday - Friday. Times to be confirmed.

32 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 25 July


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Teaching Assistant Level 3 qualification
  • Training will take place at DCG and at the workplace

Where you’ll work

Village Primary Academy

155 Village Street


DE23 8DF


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Teaching assistant (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Apply strategies to support and encourage the development of independent learners.
  • Adapt communication strategies for the audience and context.
  • Apply behaviour management strategies in line with organisational policy.
  • Adapt resources to support all learners.
  • Communicate with teachers to ensure clarity of the TA’s role.
  • Apply teaching strategies to deliver learning activities or interventions.
  • Build relationships with learners, teachers, other professionals and stakeholders.
  • Comply with legislation, guidance, and procedures for Prevent, safeguarding and health & safety.
  • Support the well-being and mental health of learners.
  • Observe, record, and report on learners in line with organisational procedures.
  • Apply methods of formative assessment.
  • Use up to date technology safely, to support learning.
  • Encourage safe use of technology by learners.
  • Adapt teaching strategies to support all learners (for example, scaffolding, open questioning).
  • Identify and respond to pastoral and academic behaviours in learners.
  • Provide feedback to learners.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English and Maths (grade C/4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working

    Other requirements

    • Willingness to undertake training in relevant learning strategies • You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events outside of normal working hours, for example, parent’s evenings and open days. • There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out. • This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. • You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS.

    About this company

    Our core aim is to provide the best possible education for our children. We want the academy to make a real difference to the lives of pupils and parents who live and work in Oldham. We believe that The Harmony Trust will be a place where every child believes, achieves and succeeds. Developing well-being and self-esteem is at our core alongside raising attainment and achievement. we aim to prepare our learners for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life through a balanced high-quality education in a caring and stimulating environment, where our school community is learning and achieving together. We have academies in Derby and Northwest and have approximately 780 staff. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Amy Hitch

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256550.

    Apply now

    Closes in 2 days (Wednesday 24 July at 11:59pm)

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