Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/02/2024 23:59
£5.28 per hour
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Belmont Community School, Buckinghamshire Road, Belmont, Durham, DH1 2QP
Number of posts:
Closing date:
16 Feb
Further Information
Apprentice Teaching Assistant
£5.28 per hour
37 hours per week
Required as soon as possible until the end of the apprenticeship (approximately 18 months)

We are looking for a proactive Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our successful support staff team. Central to the success of our school is a team that works hard for the students and each other. The successful applicant will be mainly based in the Learning Support Department. Successful applicants will be given day release to study the Diploma/ Level 3 Advanced Teaching Assistant course.

Our last Ofsted report recognised the high expectations, strong leadership, great teaching and positive relationships that underpin the good progress made by our students. We will offer you a supportive network of colleagues and access to a Teaching Assistant qualification.

As our name implies, the school lies at the heart of its community. Belmont is a leafy suburb on the outskirts of Durham City.  As a result of high expectations, enthusiastic teaching and very positive relationships, students enjoy school and want to do well.  

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.4 weeks (27 days) or 6.4 weeks (32 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 27 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 32 days annual leave. For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 27 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 32 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 48 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Details are also available via the links below or alternatively contact Elaine Morgan (e.morgan@belmontschool.org.uk). Please note we do not accept CV’s. Application forms can be downloaded and returned via email or posted to school.

Part time will be considered.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, if successful, you will need to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Closing date: 16th February 2024
Interview date: TBC

Belmont Community School
Buckinghamshire Road, 

Tel: 0191 3865715
Email: school@belmontschool.org.uk
Website: www.belmontschool.org.uk
Please note
This job is closed for applications.