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Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Level 2 or 3/Intermediate or Advanced) – KT&A2562

Ashford (

TN25 6QE


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 31/10/2019
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2562


Woodchurch Church of England Primary School is a one form entry rural village church school with approximately 165 pupils.

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An ideal path to a career in education, don’t miss out on applying for this role as a Teaching Assistant at an excellent Primary School near Ashford, to support children’s learning and to share in the care and well-being of the children throughout the school.

This position is for 39 weeks of the year; 38 weeks during term time plus 5 additional days for training within school or assisting an after school club with a member of staff, as directed by the Line Manager.

Your main duties would include:

  • Working as part of a team as well as assisting the class teacher and leadership team to ensure quality education for all children
  • Promoting the development of numeracy, language and speech, including providing additional support to children with additional educational needs, by working alongside the class teacher and leadership team
  • Being aware of and supporting school policies and procedures
  • Working with individuals and small groups of children by planning and carrying out relevant activities that accelerate and raise the level of achievement for all pupils involved in all areas of the curriculum, under the guidance of the class teacher
  • Reporting any concerns regarding children’s welfare or education, to the class teacher or leadership team
  • Being aware of suspected or actual cases of child abuse, referring such matters to the appropriate designated person for further action
  • Assisting with maintaining good behaviour throughout the school at all times, following school procedures
  • When directed, escort and supervise pupils on planned visits/journeys along with other staff, within agreed working hours
  • Assisting with the preparation of resources
  • Showing a commitment to school life and to assist in running an extra-curricular club within agreed working hours
  • Attending appropriate training days/events as requested within agreed working hours
  • Supporting children’s learning and to share in the care and wellbeing of the children throughout the school
  • Supporting the emotional, behavioural and pastoral needs of all pupils, including children with SEN
  • Supporting individual and small groups of children in the curriculum to accelerate their learning
  • Carrying out specific administrative/ procedural tasks to support a class teacher
  • Being involved in the planning, development and delivery of intervention strategies
  • Observing and monitoring pupils progress and adapt agreed approaches to their particular needs
  • Providing support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs
  • Promoting the school’s values, ethos and culture
  • Encouraging pupils to develop a positive self-image, and to develop confidence in their abilities and communication with others


£3.90 per hour


Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:15pm each day (term time only). This includes a 15 minute morning break and 30 minute lunch break each day which is unpaid.

Total hours per week: 30.00


  • Must be able to use own initiative, work independently, motivate and inspire with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Must have the ability to work calmly under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations
  • To work with groups of children both in and out of class and sometimes whole classes, under the direction and guidance of the leadership team and class teachers
  • To be able to monitor the progress of pupils and keep accurate records, in order to ensure documentation of all interventions
  • Supervise playtimes, under the jurisdiction of the teacher on duty who will be in overall charge (alternative break provided)
  • To be able prepare teaching and display materials
  • Good standard of general education together with excellent Mathematics and English verbal communication skills
  • Use IT competently


  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly
  • Ability to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible
  • You should be resilient, compassionate and supportive
  • Have patience and understanding
  • An interest in music, art or sport


A* – C GCSE in English and Maths or equivalent


On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.


Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information

The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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