Teaching Assistant Apprentice
Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy
Henhurst Ridge Branston, East Staffordshire, England DE13 9TQ
Start Date
1 September 2024
£6.40 per hour / £10,638 per annum (£8.60 per hour when Apprentice reaches 18 years old and following completion of the first year)

About the Role

As a member of the academy’s support staff team you will be responsible for supporting the development of all children, including those with SEN/D and for whom English is an additional language, supporting their knowledge, understanding and skills across all areas of learning.  This may be supporting children on a one-to-one basis, supporting small groups or delivering interventions and additional support to children as needed.  This will be a flexible role which could be working with all children across the academy, from Early Years to Key Stage 2.  The role also includes supervising children during break and lunchtimes, both on the playground and in the dining room as well as providing short-term cover for staff absences.

What we’re looking for:

As part of our continued growth and development Henhurst Ridge Primary Academy and REAch2 Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join our team. If you’re interested in working alongside likeminded professionals who go the extra mile to provide exceptional learning opportunities for children and want to learn on the job? We want to hear from you!

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentice will undertake all relevant training to support knowledge skills and behaviour in order to qualify as a Level 3 Teaching Assistant.  This is a Level 3 apprenticeship, delivered by Burton and South Derby College. For more information about the apprenticeship, please see the link here. The employed apprentice will have both on and off-the-job training each week in school and in partnership with Burton and South Derby College. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the potential for permanent post as a Teaching Assistant at the end of the apprenticeship, with further career progression to train to teach within REACh2.  For more information about this route, please see the link here.

Closing Date
7 June 2024 at 12.00pm midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

You are invited to submit an application form to Mrs Charlotte Hopkins, Headteacher by email [email protected]

To arrange an informal discussion please contact our Office Coordinator Amelia Ramsell via the main office on 01283 372200.


REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

In return we can offer:

  • A commitment to you and your professional development
  • Our comprehensive CPD offer will enhance your knowledge and skills to help you excel in your role and support your career development
  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors
  • A growing learning community
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,