Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Brackensdale Spencer Academy)


Derby, DE22 4BS

Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 10 June 2024


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.

Annual wage
£12,313.60 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 (Term Time Only). Shifts to be confirmed.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


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

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

Where you’ll work

Brackensdale Spencer Academy

Walthamstow Drive


DE22 4BS


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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade C/ 4, or above)

    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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    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 this company

    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. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

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

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Megan Gardner

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000256671.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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