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Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2726

Tunbridge Wells (



Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 27/08/2020
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2726


St. John’s Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School situated in Tunbridge Wells. Christian values are at the heart of all the school does and their Christian ethos is very strong. They have strong links with our parent Church of St. John’s and enjoy the excellent relationship they have with them.

The school believes that every child is an individual with different needs and that it is their role to ‘Nurture the Potential in everyone’.

The hope is that when children leave school they are ready for secondary school and that the staff have provided them with foundations for life. They try to develop individual talents and personalities, as well as stressing the importance of responsibility and independence. Children are encouraged to fully participate in all school life has to offer them.

In November 2017 Ofsted judged this as a good school. Judged in all four of the key inspection areas: the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The school continues to develop and improve the quality of provision for their children to make learning irresistible to them.

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An excellent opportunity to start a career working with children to support their education and social development as an apprentice Teaching Assistant. Be a part of this friendly and supportive school team.



  1. Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the Headteacher, Provision Manager and class teachers.
  2. Assist in the implementation of learning programmes for pupils and help assess, monitor and record their progress.
  3. Provide support for individual pupils inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities.
  4. Work with parents/carers, other professionals, such as speech therapists and occupational therapists, as necessary.
  5. Assist class teachers with maintaining pupil records.
  6. Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.
  7. Provide one to one support for pupils with specific difficulties as required.
  8. Attend to pupils’ personal care needs as required and assist with the development of hygiene, toilet training and general dressing programmes.

Administrative Duties


  1. Prepare and present learning resources to support pupil learning.
  2. Support class teachers in preparation of differentiation and other tasks in order to support teaching.
  3. Undertake other duties from time to time as the headteacher requires.

Standards and Quality Assurance

  1. Support the aims and ethos of the school.
  2. Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  3. Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.
  4. Attend team and staff meetings as required.
  5. Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
  6. Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the headteacher.

Other Duties

Expect a list of other duties that the headteacher may from time to time ask you to perform.


£4.25 per hour

£122.18 per week


Monday to Friday

8.30 am to 3.15 pm

Term Time only (38 weeks per year)

28.75 hours per week (plus half-hour per day lunch duty = 31.25 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 presentation 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).

Following training you will expect to gain experience in the following:

  • Current theory and best practice in relevant teaching and learning in relation to achieving excellent outcomes for learners.
  • Of sustaining a safe, secure and healthy school environment.
  • Of the role of parents in supporting pupil learning.
  • Of the statutory requirements and other relevant legislation relating to child protection procedures and safeguarding


  • Punctual
  • Hardworking
  • Desire to learn
  • Can-do attitude
  • Confident and resilient
  • Genuinely enjoy working with young children
  • Patience
  • Maturity
  • Excellent team player
  • Willing to actively seek advice and take on ideas of others


  • Education to a minimum of GCSE standard to include English and Mathematics (Grade 4 minimum 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.


On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Level 3 Teaching Assistant 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.

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