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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed-term contract for the duration of apprenticeship

Pay scale

National Minimum Wage (depending on age)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an energetic, creative individual who can relate positively to young people?

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside teaching staff to support the children with their emotional and learning needs.

As a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will nurture, inspire, challenge, and motivate pupils whilst implementing clear boundaries and routines. You’ll engage with pupils across a range of abilities, help raise aspirations and attainment in students and encourage progression.

You will possess good numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to GCSE grade C in Maths and English, as well as effective communication skills. This position will be 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year and is offered on a fixed-term basis for the duration of the apprenticeship.

What the school offers its staff

Vision & Aims – The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

  • Delivering a high-quality education
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
  • Establishing and developing robust governance
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability
  • Developing a highly efficient Trust infrastructure and central services
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust.

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • BHSF healthcare scheme
  • Eyecare voucher scheme

Further details about the role

If you would like to discuss the role or have any other queries, please call 01283 216765 and ask to speak to Rachael Lane, HR Officer.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Applying for the job

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About Granville Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01283 216765

Granville Academy benefits from a £5 million new build programme, which has included a new sports hall and science and technology facilities. The most recent addition of a new block housing Humanities is testament to the rapid growth and success of our academy, and we are committed to ensuring our facilities reflect our ambition and serve our students and community well. The infrastructure increasingly supports high-quality teaching and learning; there is an ambition to suite all rooms with interactive Apple TVs that ensure pedagogical techniques maximise outcomes, giving our students an environment in which they feel safe, are productive and are proud.

Our motto is Work hard, be kind, choose wisely, and you’ll bring this ethos to life in everything you do and in every interaction with our inspiring and enthusiastic children.

History & Ethos

Granville Academy's ethos is in line with the other six schools in our Trust. Our vision is 'To ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background'. We have a clear strategy for achieving this. Our values are the mechanism through which this vision will be achieved, and we expect staff and students to live them every day. They are to 'Work hard, be kind, choose wisely'. We believe that these values are both central to success within education and also key values that allow us to be successful in life. We explicitly teach and promote these values, expecting our students within our academy to show acts of kindness, gratitude and self-discipline within lessons, within social time and within their wider community. We support this by upholding the highest of expectations within a warm, strict culture in which high-quality teaching and learning is the heartbeat of a lesson.


Swadlincote is known for its rich pottery and mining heritage, is the main town in South Derbyshire and is located at the heart of the National Forest. The area also boasts lots of places to eat and socialise and sits in the heart of the National Forest and offering lots of leisurely walks. Conkers offers a fun-filled family day out, whilst there is a ski slope for those more adventurous. The area is also very close to the National Arboretum at Alrewas. Swadlincote is within easy reach of the Peak District and the Derbyshire Dales for those who want to travel a little further for days or a weekend away.

If you are looking to move to the area, Swadlincote offers homes for first-time buyers through to those with growing families looking to move to bigger properties. Property prices range from £70,000 through to over £400,000, depending on what you are looking for. According to a local estate agent, the most sought-after areas are the Castleton Park estate and the Woodlands estate within Swadlincote, plus the outlying villages of Overseal, Netherseal, Oakthorpe, Measham, Moira, and Donisthorpe. If you are looking to rent in the area, properties start at approximately £80 through to £200 per week.


Suited within our £5 million development, our new facilities include a purpose-built sports hall; four science classrooms, including a specialist physics laboratory; an activity studio; a fitness suite; and two design and technology rooms, including one with a heat treatment bay.

Other areas of development have been the new humanities suite and a purpose-built designated library that is both vibrant and stimulating for our students. With further developments and refurbishment planned, we commit to this continued investment to ensure our students and local community have the facilities and learning environment they deserve, which will further support our progress and journey towards excellence.

The de Ferrers Academy is an Apple Distinguished School and has disseminated best practice in this area to all of the schools in the Trust. All students have their own iPads, and staff are provided with one, too.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful engagement and retention, offering excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We are committed to coaching as part of our offer and believe that it is an entitlement to improve our pedagogical practice. We have an open and honest culture in which we strive to be 1% better each day in all that we do, with our craft and subject knowledge being central to this development. We recognise the need for career-stage CPD and are committed to offering NPQ opportunities where appropriate. As a Trust and academy, we know that highly skilled, well-qualified and passionate teachers are our best resource, and we seek to grow, nurture and develop experts within a supportive professional offer. We offer an extensive and well-supported ECF programme. Being part of a multi-academy trust opens opportunities for advancement to promoted posts or cross-trust working groups in order to share best practice and exposure to working in situations with like-minded individuals, enabling that personal growth.


Staff can benefit from free use of the brand-new fitness suite (following induction by PE staff!), and within our academy, we have a well-being programme that is highly valued by staff.

Arranging a visit to Granville Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@deferrerstrust.com.

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