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Early Years Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2721

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ME17 2LL


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 30/07/2020
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2721


A good school, with a family feel, which is made up of pupils and staff who take pride in everything they do.

The staff are passionate about creating great learning experiences for the pupils and providing a caring environment, in order to support the children through their time with us.

The school is situated just a short walk away from the village centre of Lenham. The school is lucky enough to have amazing grounds in which to work and play.

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To work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction, guidance and direct supervision of the classroom teacher.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher
  2. Support pupils to understand instructions support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils
  3. Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task
  4. Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  5. Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.

Teaching Assistants in this role may also undertake some or all of the following:

  1. Record basic pupil data
  2. Support children’s learning through play
  3. Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
  4. Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  5. Support pupils in using basic ICT
  6. Invigilate exams and tests
  7. Assist with pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate. Physically assist pupils in activities (may involve lifting, where mobility is an issue
  8. Assist with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist / teacher


£124.50 per week


30 hours – to be agreed across the school week


  • Numeracy and literacy skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.
  • Good influencing skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible.


Willingness to learn

Keen interest to work with children and to support learning


GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or higher (Grade C) 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 Early Years Educator 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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