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Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 2/Intermediate) – KT&A2298

Maidstone (

ME17 2LL


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 28/02/2019
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2298

Employer Description

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.

The school is a single form entry village primary school.

Travel Information

Lenham has good links by bus and rail from the Maidstone area and the Ashford area

Vacancy Description

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.


Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher

Support pupils to understand instructions support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils

Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task

Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate

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:

Record basic pupil data

Support children’s learning through play

Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities

Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits

Support pupils in using basic ICT

Invigilate exams and tests

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

Assist with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist / teacher


£117 per week

(£3.90 per hour for 30 hours)


30 hours per week – to be agreed across the school week

Skills Required

  • 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

Personal Qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Keen interest to work with children and to support learning

Qualifications Required

GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or higher (Grade C) or equivalent qualifications in these subjects

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – 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 2018, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.70 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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