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Primary School Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2777

Gravesend (

DA12 2RL


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 27/05/2021
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2777


Chantry Community Academy likes to celebrate success at every level, encouraging a thirst for learning that continues with pupils throughout their future school experiences and lives. The life of the Academy is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating.

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The Teaching Assistant will be a member of a team responsible for the education and care of children in KS1 or KS2 classrooms and will work towards being involved in planning, preparation of activities and evaluation of the curriculum in accordance with the aims and objectives of the school whilst meeting the statutory obligations as required by OFSTED.

The Teaching Assistant apprentice will be a member of a team responsible:

Promote the Skills for Life Trust values, culture and ethos, maintaining confidentiality at all times.
Provide support to children
Promote positive behaviour in line with academy policy
Under the direction of the Class Teacher implement children’s learning in groups or individually
Undertake record-keeping in respect of children’s learning in order to support the teacher
Work as part of a team and assist the Class Teacher/SENCo to ensure quality education for the children
Ensure the continued safety and well-being of children during independent learning, breaks and lunchtimes
Help with care, personal hygiene and medical needs of children
Uphold standards within the setting by adhering to all policies and procedures
Strive to safeguard children by working to the Trust’s safeguarding Code of Conduct
Liaise with and support parents/carers and other family members with the support of the Class Teacher
Be prepared to help where needed, including undertaking certain domestic jobs within the setting, e.g. preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment etc.
To respect the confidentiality of information received at all times
To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring policies and procedures are observed at all times

Future prospects:

Potential for permanent employment for the right candidate.
Opportunity to progress to higher-level apprenticeships.
Being an apprentice will help you develop professional skills whilst earning a salary with some of Kent’s best companies.Gain professional skills and experience to enhance your CV and make it more attractive to potential employers.


£129 per week

This is a term time only post and therefore the salary is pro-rata across the whole year.


8.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday

30 paid hours per week


The ability to manage and structure time effectively and efficiently
Basic ICT skills to support administration
The ability to relate effectively to a diverse range of children and adults
The ability to deploy a range of strategies and techniques to encourage learning


The ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team of professionals
Good communication skills, oral, written and electronic
The ability to act as a positive role model for children and parents/carers


5 GCSE Grades 4 – 9 or A-C including English and Maths.


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 2021, the NMW for Apprentices is £4.30 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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