Apprentice Teaching Assistant at The Evolve Trust

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Employer The Evolve Trust, The Beech 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 Beech Academy, Fairhomle Drive, Mansfield, NG19 6DX
NG19 6DX
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 Beech Academy


    The Beech Academy

    The Trust is strongly committed to special education and our value of “inclusivity” permeates across all of our academies.

    The Beech Academy joined the Trust in 2014 and is one of the highest performing special schools in the country. The Beech Academy gains much from its interaction with the Trust’s other mainstream academies. It also gives much in return through its highly talented, knowledgeable and skilled group of staff.

    The Beech Academy, which is part of the Evolve Trust is a high achieving Special Education Needs School with a great tradition of success. We believe that an outstanding education develops our students academically, socially and morally, giving them the skills to be successful in whatever they do once they have left us.
    We also feel it is important for our young people to develop outside of the classroom and we offer a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities to help prepare our students for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

    As a ‘Values’ driven Multi Academy Trust, everything we do is centred around these values. To achieve this, our students aspire to display the following 5 values in all they do: Ambition - Fulfil your potential, Integrity - Be honest and trustworthy, Inclusivity - Respect for everyone, Resilience - Never give up, Endeavour - Always work hard

    We believe that secondary education represents a major stage in the life of each young person and so we aim to work together with parents, carers, governors, agencies and the local community to support our young people; enabling them to develop and grow within this community and in building together a real sense of identity within The Beech Academy as part of the Evolve Trust.

    The Evolve Trust also has a number of designated special provisions in its existing mainstream academies for students with an Education and Health Care Plans The Trust also has access to its own educational psychologist and trained counsellors.

    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.”

    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.