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Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2780

Iwade (



Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 27/05/2021
Industry: Education
Vacancy reference: KT&A2780


The TIMU Academy Trust is made up of two schools, Bobbing Village and Iwade School, both are based in Sittingbourne, Kent.  Iwade School is a three-form entry school and Bobbing School is a one form entry school. Currently rated by Ofsted as Good (Iwade) and Outstanding (Bobbing).  Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of its community.

Both schools are geographically near each other and so the staff are easily able to work closely together which they do with great effect “Together Everyone Achieves More”.

TIMU means “team” in Swahili, a word that represents how we work at all levels within and across the schools.

Within the trust, we recognise everyone as an individual and we nurture, value and develop them.  We aim to achieve the highest standards in all that we do and to have happy children and staff, eager and excited to come to school.

We work in collaboration with other schools and organisations seeking the best innovative practice in teaching, sharing new ideas and learning from others.  We use research as a springboard for change.

We strive to make our schools even better, recruiting the very best to meet the needs of a changing world.  We foster a positive attitude which allows everyone to develop new skills, build resilience and achieve their


TIMU Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Take a look at the employer’s website here.


TIMU Academy Trust (Iwade School and Bobbing School) has an opportunity for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated team.

We aim for all TIMU children to become successful lifelong learners and are looking for someone that shares our ethos, someone who is passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about helping children to realise their potential by supporting and encouraging them to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.

You will:

  • Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher
  • Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session
  • Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially
  • Keep up to date written records for supported pupils
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in children to assist their education and growth
  • Supervise in PE lessons and at playtime to ensure the safety of the children and administer first aid as required
  • Participate and supervise pupils during off-site activities
  • Make materials and resources for teachers or pupils as directed by the class teacher, and assist where necessary with the mounting of work and displays
  • Assist where necessary with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective teaching
  • To undertake playground duties
  • To attend meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • To attend training sessions as requested by SLT
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by SLT


Pay will be the National Minimum Wage for apprentices, which is currently £4.30 per hour.


30 hours a week

(8:30 – 3:15) term time only

(38 weeks and 2 days per year)


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A good standard of education together with good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Some classroom experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a be good team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Good timekeeping and of smart appearance


  • Personable and able to communicate well
  • Good timekeeping
  • Smart appearance


  • Minimum 5 GCSEs grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) which must include English and maths.
  • Some classroom experience


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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