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Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship (Level 3/Advanced) – KT&A2762

West Malling (

ME19 5FF


Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Closing date: 31/03/2021
Industry: Teaching
Vacancy reference: KT&A2762


Our Academy VIAT (Valley Invicta Academies Trust) consists of an exceptional cluster of primary and secondary schools at the heart of our local community, based in the Maidstone and Malling area of Kent. The Trust was legally established as a Multi-Academy Trust on 10 March 2011.

VIAT believes in benefits of cross-phase education, whereby all pupils, regardless of background, have a broad curriculum by specialist teachers across all ages; thereby enabling children to master the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their full educational and personal potential.

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This vacancy is to work within a Specialist Resource Provision  (SRP) with a designation of ASD. It will be to support children to access the mainstream classroom and the SRP within a stable and secure team.

  • Support with the planning and implementation of appropriate routines and structures to support children ASD within the Specialist Resourced Provision.
  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the Specialist Resourced Provision classroom under the direct supervision of the HLTA and SRP teacher.
  • Provide support for pupils to access mainstream integration opportunities.
  • Liaise with the SRP HLTA and teacher to plan and deliver specialist interventions suitable to the needs of children in the SRP, and to include children with similar needs from the main school context as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with daily plans;
  • Support pupils to understand instructions and develop independence in learning.
  • Support staff 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;
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;

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 and lunch-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
  • Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT
  • 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

VIAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust is committed to valuing diversity in employment, service delivery practices and its general environment. An expectation of all leadership posts within the Trust is that each individual will take responsibility for promoting inclusive and accessible service provision, staff development and a culture that values and respects difference.


£6,652 pro-rata


Term Time Only

Monday – Friday

8.00 am – 4.00 pm (half hour lunch)


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



Work as part of a team

Calm, friendly and mature



Professionally discreet and able to respect



GCSE Grade 4 to 9 or higher in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.


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 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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