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Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2723

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CT17 0PP


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 30/07/2020
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2723


River is an inclusive school where our children are valued as unique individuals; we celebrate diversity and respect children regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. We aim to sustain a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning community where each child can achieve success.

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Work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction and guidance of the classroom teacher as well as providing small group or 1:1 support for pupils as needed. Develop children’s social and interaction skills through active play at playtimes and lunchtimes.

Key Duties and responsibilities

  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under the guidance of teaching staff and 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
  • Maintain a well-ordered learning environment, prepare resources including the display and presentation of pupil’s work, and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
  • Administer basic first aid after appropriate training
  • Attend appropriate in-service training
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in relation to information about children and school life and show regard to the school’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Attend Teaching Assistant Meetings
  • Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day including supervision in the classroom, playground and dining areas

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

  • Establish and maintain relationships with families, carers and other adults e.g. speech therapists.
  • Escort and supervise pupils on educational and out of school activities inc after school clubs
  • Guide and support pupils in their personal, emotional and social development
  • Be involved in planning, organising, and implementing personalised plans and, when required, to attend reviews.
  • Undertake moving and handling as required.
  • Provide learning activities for individuals under the professional direction of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of the allocated pupil.
  • Assess, record, and report on development, progress, and attainment as agreed with the teacher.
  • Monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher.
  • Plan and evaluate learning activities with the teacher, writing reports, and records as required.
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting difficulties to the teacher as appropriate.


£4.15 per hour


M-F Term time


½ hour lunch break



Able to communicate well

Good timekeeping/ punctuality

Professional approach

Confident and competent ICT skills





Smart appearance

Positive attitude

Adaptable and be able to demonstrate flexibility

Able to act on own initiative


GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is required in English or Maths, with a minimum of Grade E/2 in the other subject.

Study at A level or equivalent in any subject would also be an advantage.

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 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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