Apprentice Teaching Assistant at The Evolve Trust

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Employer The Evolve Trust, The Harlow Academy
Vacancy type Apprenticeship
Weekly working hours Monday – Friday term time only 35 hour a week between 8:30am- 4pm
Salary £15,675.00
Location Mansfield

The Harlow Academy, Harlow Wood, Mansfield NG18 5BA
NG18 5BA
Closing Date 2 December, 2021 at 17:00
Other details The school will complete an enhanced DBS check for successful applicants.
  • About the employer
  • Description
  • The Evolve Trust, The Harlow Academy


    The Harlow Academy is an amazing special school that sits in the heart of the community, offering an innovative 21st century curriculum and inspiring, immersive learning environments.

    The school provides an ambitious and exciting environment for students, with excellent outdoor learning opportunities both indoors & outside. Located in Ashfield, The Harlow Academy (78 pupils, aged 3-18yrs) caters for young people with a range of profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and recognise the equal value of each individual young person. Furthermore, we work tirelessly on a daily basis to provide the highest quality, enriching learning experience for our young people.

    Curriculum; Children are encouraged to explore, discover and question through a range of exciting learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom, in a calm yet stimulating environment. Exciting new curriculum & learning environments which transform the way the children learn. They follow a novel for a half term and all of their work is linked to elements of this text, including the classroom in which they work. This allows them to engage and immerse themselves fully in a way that facilitates growth & imagination while developing moral, social and cognitive advancement. The curriculum has literacy and numeracy skills at its core and is designed to recognise children’s prior learning, provide firsthand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and develop important skills for life ensuring that our students are ‘ready for life’.

    The Harlow Academy is at the heart of its community. We believe that education represents a major stage in the life of each young person and we aim to work effectively alongside families, carers, agencies and the local community to support our young people; enabling them to develop and grow so they can be the very best versions of themselves and turn into responsible citizens of the future. The curriculum embraces the community in which it is situated, recognising local history and heritage as well as geographical and business links.

    The Harlow academy is part of The Evolve Trust.

    The Evolve Trust is a values-driven organisation and is passionate about improving children’s life chances through quality education regardless of postcode and starting points.

    Established in 2014, The Evolve Trust is an innovative and award-winning group of academies serving the town of Mansfield & the surrounding areas. The Trust includes a secondary, primary and special schools and currently educates around 2000 students aged between 3 and 18. Every school within the group is unwavering its vision:

    “To open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life.”

    Chief Executive Officer, Claire-Marie Cuthbert, has been recognised for her commitment to social mobility and improving life chances of young people through quality first teaching and outstanding leadership. She has co-authored books and many articles and journals on Teaching and Learning as well as various pieces on transformational leadership. She is passionate about people development and sharing her expertise.

    Research is at the heart of The Evolve Trust. The Trust acts as a training hub to support its academies in understanding evidence in key areas, and how it can be used effectively as part of a programme of professional development for staff. The Evolve Alliance publishes termly journals, which celebrate best practice and innovation and hosts a number of national thought leadership conferences.

    Our Values

    Ambition, Integrity, Inclusivity, Resilience, Endeavour

    Five Core Values and associated behaviours which run through all The Evolve Trust’s work. These values support the development of children as reflective learners within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere. They permeate the whole curriculum and act as the basis for social, emotional, spiritual, and moral development.




  • Vacancy description

    • To work in partnership with teachers and other professionals to promote the learning and welfare of students by providing practical and learning support to students throughout the school.
    • To support pupils in the classroom using materials provided and following advice given implement strategies.
    • To support colleagues within the classroom and provide guidance and support to develop and enhance existing practice, where appropriate.
    • To supervise or lead activities as directed by the teacher and senior leadership team.

    Desired skills

    • An ability to work independently
    • Manage own time effectively and work as part of a team.
    • A flexible and proactive work ethic and positive attitude.
    • Prior experience of working with young people with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learnings Difficulties) is desirable but not essential.

    Personal qualities

    • Experience of working or volunteering in a school would be advantageous.
    • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people on a daily basis.
    • A commitment to raising standards of academic and personal achievement.

    Desired qualifications

    • GCSE maths and English at C/4, equivalent or above 

    Future prospects

    Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification.

    Things to consider

    • Learning and development support with your own continuous professional development. You will complete maths and English as part of your apprenticeship if needed.
    • A focus on ever increasing your understanding in Teaching and Learning.
    • Opportunities to engage with networks to further develop yourself.
    • The opportunity to undertake research into various aspects of teaching and learning and lots more… In addition to offering you one of the most rewarding careers ever, we also offer:
    •  A competitive salary.
    • Regular training and development programmes tailored to your very own learning needs.
    • Opportunities for career progression within school and across the Trust should you wish.
    • An open and collaborative working environment where everyone is valued.
    • Your very own mentor.
    • A detailed induction programme.
    • Work term time only, giving you the opportunity to have a positive work life balance and spend time with your family.
    • Apprentices can apply for a student discount card.
    • Apprentices get annual leave just like any other member of the staff team as you will be an employee of the school.