Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Firth Park Academy

  • Up to £6.72 per hour
  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire / Yorkshire
  • Contract
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Salary: £6.72 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, Apprentices national minimum wage (NMW) from year 2.
Hours: 37 hours a week, 39 week per year
Start date: September 2024 (Fixed term)

Firth Park Academy is a good school, with a strong team spirit, high expectations and driving ambition which have led to notable improvements. We are a fully inclusive school with a distinctively inclusive ethos and have the highest aspirations for and expectations of our students.

We continue to work tirelessly to ensure our examination results continue to improve, that students continue to feel happy, safe and cared for, one of our key aims is that everybody deserves the chance to fly; and that the students are challenged and developed academically by the stimulating and rewarding education they receive.

We are excited to expand our team and are seeking a passionate, motivated and dedicated Teaching Assistant Apprentice to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff. You will provide learning support for pupils, working with them as directed by teaching staff within a structured teaching situation or individually as required in accordance with academy policies and procedures.

If you have a passion for education, are able to help support opportunities for learning and progress whether inside or out come rain, hail or shine and love working as part of a team, you could be the person we are looking for!

You will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard. You may also be required to complete English and maths functional skills (depending on existing qualifications). Further information about the apprenticeship programme can be found here: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-0

Your Trainer will meet with you in the workplace every 4 weeks. In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your Manager and Trainer.

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a real job, with real variety, from day one whilst working towards a qualification. The successful candidate will have excellent people and communication skills and will be flexible to adapt to changing situations.

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, applicants must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship. Please note: applicants must not have already completed a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship.

Please note: AET has their own in house apprenticeship scheme and do not work with any other training providers to deliver Apprenticeships.

This will be a fixed-term position and the duration of the apprenticeship will be determined by the job role and current skills. The typical duration of the apprenticeship is 21 months, however, can be longer or shorter depending on existing knowledge, skills and experience, up to a maximum length of 26 months.

Come and visit us to meet the team of students and staff who are making Firth Park Academy one of the best schools in our city:

Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact our SENCO Elouise Robinson at

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

AET Staff Benefits

Career development and training: AET offers a wide range of statutory and developmental training to help you succeed in your career.

  • Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
  • Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
  • Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

The role is due to commence: September 2024

Closing date: Friday 16th August 2024

Fixed term for duration of the apprenticeship

Interviews are scheduled to take place on as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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