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Teaching Assistant Apprentice

North Leamington School
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£11,843 per annum (in year 2 £11,843 or national minimum wage, dependent on age, if higher)
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Salary: £11,843 per annum

(in year 2 £11,843 or national minimum wage, dependent on age, if higher)

31.67 hours (31 hrs 40 mins) per week Term-Time Only + 1 week (39 weeks)

Fixed Term Contract – 2 years then reviewed

Start Date: September 2024 – August 2026



North Leamington School is part of the Elm Tree Multi Academy Trust and this role is part of our excellent IEN team, working closely with the Teachers, the Associate SENCo and the SENCo in a supportive role. 


You will be enthusiastic, flexible, able to demonstrate a calm and steady manner and have great communication skills. You will enjoy working as part of a team and want the very best for our students. This exciting opportunity will suit individuals looking to start, professionalise or retrain in their career, working in our Academy in a rewarding role.  If you are committed to working with young people, particularly those with individual educational needs, and be a positive role model, we would welcome your application.


This apprenticeship allows you to specialise with the chance to professionally develop in this chosen field. We will support you to gain a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, offering 20% off the job learning giving you time to complete your studies, whilst gaining valuable work experience alongside.


We are collaborating with Heart of England Training (HOET) for this L3 qualification. More information can be found by clicking on:


You can also discuss the course directly with HOET if you would like to find out more.


We have a successful track record of supporting progression to higher levels or into teaching if this is of interest to you.


We are looking for someone who ideally has:


  • GCSEs in English and Maths C/4 or above
  • BTEC L3 or A Level equivalent   
  • Has excellent communication skills - verbally, in writing and is a good listener
  • Has initiative and is compassionate
  • Demonstrates professionalism and a willingness to learn 

What we offer:

  • A fantastic, friendly school environment in which to work
  • A range of staff health and wellbeing resources and services, working together with a great team that offers guidance and mentoring
  • A first-class commitment to developing individuals so that they reach their full potential, including a great start to a career in Education
  • A fully funded qualification
  • A generous pension scheme

The posts are based at North Leamington School and is building capacity in our Teaching Assistant Team. After successful completion of your apprenticeship, we will review further employment opportunities and/or the potential for higher-level development, dependant on your performance and funding allocation at that time. The anticipated pathway at the end of your L3 apprenticeship programme is to progress to Teaching Assistant Level 2.




Recent testimonies from our previous North Leamington School (NLS) Teaching Assistant Apprentices participants: -


From a Mentor:

The TA apprenticeship programme is a fantastic way to gain useful experience within an educational environment at NLS, gaining real work experience. Within the apprenticeship programme at NLS you will be learning and routinely practising, key skill sets in the physical setting of the classroom. There is plenty of support working closely with colleagues and professionals, along with personal online tutoring and a mentoring contact. The school will coordinate closely to ensure that you complete your apprenticeship successfully.


From an Apprentice:

The online training and day courses were a great way to prepare me for the job and they have helped me to feel more comfortable and secure within the role and throughout all the challenges. It has helped me find my own strategies and areas of expertise within the job and given me a wide range of knowledge about SEND.

The course gave me an in depth understanding of how pupils learn, how to support different learning needs and built my confidence for working in a school environment


Please see the Application Pack link below , L3 TA qualification summary, the job description and the person specification for full details regarding this role and note any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS checks, references, online checks and the right to work in the UK.

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If you wish to be part of this outstanding learning community, please apply on the TES online portal or complete the application form accessed via WMJobs or posted on our school website and send


Post Closes: 15th April 2024 @ 9am

Please note we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to candidates prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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