Enter your keyword


Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2692

Chatham (



Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 29/10/2020
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2692


 Tunbury School are still looking to recruit but are unable to interview during the corona crisis. Please continue to apply and KT&A will keep your application for when normal business resumes.

Tunbury Primary School first opened in 1970, so they are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

The school is situated in spacious, attractive grounds, with a large school field, woodland areas, pond and three playgrounds allowing for a range of outdoor learning activities.

The school building houses 21 classrooms and 2 halls. It is well resourced for learning through technology, with a computing suite, as well as three class sets of laptops and three class sets of ipads used throughout the school.

They currently have just over 600 children in the school, with three classes in each year group. Being a large school gives children a strong support network and a wide range of additional opportunities.

The school benefits from a talented staff team, who contribute with dedication and enthusiasm to the life of the school. Together with the children, everyone in the school community has a strong sense of pride and belonging in being part of Tunbury Primary School.

Please click here to see the employer’s website.


A Teaching Assistant opportunity where you will be working with class teachers and management to support the pupil’s learning experience.

Sharing responsibility for high standards of learning and teaching and for the well-being of the children.

To work in accordance with school policies, including those for Equal Opportunities; Health and Safety; and Behaviour Management.

  1. To work with and support colleagues in a co-operative framework including:
  • Supporting the implementation of school policies and guidelines
  • Displaying commitment and loyalty to the ethos of the school by supporting the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team
  • Assisting in the implementation of I.E.P.s and provision maps for pupils and help monitor progress
  • Assisting in identifying and meeting the needs of pupils
  • Liaison with class teachers to plan and prepare work for pupils
  • Enhancing the learning opportunities of all pupils through high quality play and questioning
  • Liaison with class teachers on recording, sampling and assessing work
  • Responsibility for teaching of groups of pupils as and when appropriate
  • Liaison with other members of staff
  • Implementing effective and efficient organisation of the classroom
  • Preparing materials and resources, which will enhance pupils’ learning.
  • Carrying out playground duties
  • Preparing and presenting displays of pupils’ work
  • Preparing photocopying
  • Assisting pupils with their language programme, literacy programme, numeracy, motor skills or social skills programme(s)
  • Assisting pupils to integrate and learn, usually within a group situation
  • Assisting with toileting, e.g. change nappy or clean up where a pupil has difficulty with bowel or bladder control
  • Assisting pupils with severe and complex needs to reach their full potential

To work with class teachers to run the class effectively, including:

  • Supporting pupils’ learning to develop fully the potential of each child
  • Working with any parents or additional adults in the class to enhance the pupils’ learning
  • Supporting transition into the Early Years Foundation Stage and into Key Stage 1
  • Promoting home/school partnerships.
  • Observing and assessing pupils against the Early Years Foundation Stage outcomes and lesson objectives
  1. To undertake any other duties which may be required by the class teacher.
  2. To undertake training courses or professional development as necessary
  3. Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Head Teacher or Governing Body.


£145.25 per week


Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm – one hour unpaid break – 35 hours per week


  • An effective organiser.
  • A team player.
  • A commitment to excellence and equity that sets high standards for all pupils.
  • A positive and resilient individual with initiative, drive, integrity, and a cheerful disposition.
  • Good personal presence and excellent communication skills.
  • An ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritise appropriately and meet deadlines.
  • A sense of vocation and vision in harmony with that of the school.
  • A consistently good learning support practitioner (following relevant training).


See above


Minimum of Grade 4 or C in English and Maths at GCSE or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

If you would like to apply for a vacancy and you’re waiting to receive your confirmed grades, please use your predicted grades in the application process.


Apprenticeship 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 2020, the NMW for Apprentices is £4.15 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.

Apply now