Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Clovelly House School) Clovelly House School

Clovelly House School - an independent special school for mixed gender pupils aged 10-18 based in Leicestershire. You will work as part of the team to ensure that the school meets its’ educational aims, take responsibility for teaching a subject according to the planning provided and, maintain a ‘hands on’ approach with the children.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After one year, salary will increase to national minimum wage for your age.

    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

    8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Plan, prepare and deliver learning activities for individuals and groups of pupils under the professional direction and supervision of a  qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of individual pupils
  • Be aware of and work within school policies and procedures
    Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the teacher
  • Monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher
  • Plan and evaluate specialist learning activities with the teacher, including writing reports and records and providing focussed personalised provision as required
  • Maintain a clean, safe and tidy learning environment
  • Ongoing guidance and support of pupils in their social development and their emotional well- being, reporting problems to the appropriate person
  • Supply specialist support with direction and guidance from teaching staff, allowing pupils to access the curriculum and participate fully in school activities
  • Establish and maintain relationships with families, carers and other professionals
  • Provide short term cover of classes on a regular timetabled basis planned by the teacher. The normal expectation on a weekly basis would be to cover half a day per week and could also provide cover on a non-timetabled basis, usually within own class
  • Be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and monitoring of stocks of materials and resources
  • Accompany teaching staff and take responsibility for pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes but not as a Supervisory Assistant
  • Prepare and present displays
  • Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including playground and dining areas
  • Assist pupils with eating, dressing and hygiene, as required, whilst encouraging independence
  • Provide pastoral care to children
  • Provide basic first aid, if appropriate, ensuring timely referral to health service in emergency situations
  • Support pupils to develop their skills of independence, resilience and confidence
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of support plans including Support Plans and EHCP’s, including attendance at, and contribution to, reviews as required
  • Support the use of ICT in the curriculum Support for the School
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

The training you will be getting

  • This is a Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship qualification, this is A Level Standard and will require the learner to achieve GCSE maths and English grade C/4 or functional skills level 2 in these subjects (or equivalent) as part of the apprenticeship training.
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You would be able to set out a career as a Teaching Assistant within any school if you've proven yourself as the right candidate through successful completion of the apprenticeship

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

How would you get to Thornton?

About the employer

Clovelly House School is an independent special school for mixed gender pupils from 10-18 based in a rural setting in the East Midlands. Clovelly House is a 52 week residential provision for pupils who attend the on-site school. The ethos is that of a countryside school and the pupils, who have social and emotional and other complex needs, have opportunities to learn the core subjects embedded in a wider curriculum. Here pupils learn how to manage different ecosystems such as the stream, pond, woods and gardens, keep chickens and small animals, participate in a variety of vocational lessons and engage in outdoor pursuits. Alongside this, in the eco-build school, pupils are able to access lessons to GCSE level through technology, individual packages and flexible learning programs. We offer a supportive environment and create opportunities for the young people to develop self-esteem and confidence through achieving measured steps of success. Thus, the young people are supported to thrive and grow to responsible adulthood.


Clovelly House School



Merrylees Road, Thornton


LE67 1AP

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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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