Granville Academy - Apprentice Teaching Assistant


Apprentice Teaching Assistant


National Minimum Wage (depending on age)


37 hours, at 39 weeks, Term Time plus INSET days

Contract Type:

Fixed Term for duration of apprenticeship

Start Date:

September 2024


            Granville Academy 

Location: Burton Road, Woodville, Derbyshire, DE11 7JR

Granville Academy joined The de Ferrers Trust in 2017. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Here, at Granville Academy, we are on a truly exciting journey of improving standards and outcomes in our pursuit of excellence.  We are already seeing results with good behaviour recognised in our recent Ofsted report.  

Good behaviour provides the foundations for high quality teaching and learning to thrive.  It allows teachers to focus on their craft and to teach well.  High quality teaching is sacrosanct and is the absolute focus of our next chapter ensuring that great teaching impacts positively on the outcomes of all within our care. 

Our visitors tell us that our Academy offers them a warm welcome with a calm atmosphere conducive to high quality teaching and learning. We are a passionate and committed group of staff who support each other to be the best that we can be.

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.

The Candidate

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 and 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, effective communication skills. The position will be 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year. This Apprenticeship is offered on a fixed term basis for the duration of the apprenticeship.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be an 'Employer of Choice' and is committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Leader’s listen to all stakeholders and are proactive in looking after our best resource - our staff. We are proactive in ensuring a work life balance is maintained offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • BHSF Healthcare Scheme
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 216765.

How to Apply:

Start date: September 2024

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note:  This is an open advert and will close once a suitable candidate has been appointed. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early should we receive a high volume of applications.

Please ensure to regularly check your junk/spam folder for any correspondence in relation to the progress of your application. 

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from submitting your application, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

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

We welcome a broad range of perspectives with a commitment to equality of opportunity by recruiting a diverse workforce, and creating an inclusive environment and a culture of belonging for everyone in The de Ferrers Trust. Therefore, we encourage applications from underrepresented communities irrespective of age, disability, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership status, or neurodivergent status. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible through the recruitment process should this be required. 

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.


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