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Teaching Assistant (2 Posts) Apprentice

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The Mease Spence Academy
Salary details
£19,124 - £20,565
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - To complete an apprenticeship
Closing Date
05 June 2023
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The Mease is a warm, welcoming new academy which opened in September 2019, part of the Spencer Academies Trust, and you could be part of the team shaping it!  We are looking for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our growing team, helping us to create a great experience for our pupils.  You will be mainly class based in our Reception or Year 1 class but, as a small school, it is essential that you are prepared to get stuck into anything!

We are looking for an apprentice who:

  • Loves working with children and puts their wellbeing first
  • Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Is motivated and passionate to achieve the very best for the children in our care and makes a genuine difference
  • Takes their own initiative
  • Is ready to learn themselves and grow with us
  • Has excellent communication skills and a sense of humour

Wants to be involved in everything!

Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery. 

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world. 


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people. 


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.


We Believe: 

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.


Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

How to Apply

To apply to work with Spencer Academies Trust, please complete your candidate profile via our new Every Portal.  If you are accessing our Every portal for the first time, you will need to register to add and save your candidate profile information, before tagging your profile to this vacancy.  We have added a video to help guide you, please visit https://vimeo.com/737845492/c1b8e43656 

If you wish to discuss this role, please do not hesitate to contact Julia Hart, Principal at headteacher@themeasespencer.co.uk

Please do not apply using The Derbyshire County Council Website.

Provisional Interview Date: 23 June 2023.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.