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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Kent Training & Apprenticeships
Gillingham Kent
£4.81 per hour
Closing date
10 Sep 2022

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Education & Training
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
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Employer Description 

UKAT offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with a commitment to ensuring that its students achieve good educational outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire to be happy confident young people ready to embark on a variety of aspirational careers. There are currently two academies within the Trust and both have a current Ofsted rating of Good. Brompton Academy and Chatham Grammar are proud of their comprehensive websites.

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Travel Information:

Brompton Academy is well serviced by public transport and is located approximately 1 mile away from Gillingham train station. Free car parking is available for staff on-site.

Description of vacancy 

You will be part of a team delivering and assisting in the learning of students across the Trust in a variety of settings; including whole class support or identified students on a 1-1 basis or small groups of students. This role will involve working with teachers to plan, prepare and deliver learning activities, as well as monitoring, assessing, recording and reporting on student progress and development.

You will need to be confident, resilient, approachable and a good communicator as you will be required to liaise with students, staff and parents/carers. Above all we are looking for individuals who have a commitment and passion for raising the achievement of all students regardless of their ability and who care about student wellbeing and sense of purpose - vibrant and energetic individuals who want to make a difference to the lives of our students and want to be a part of our team.

Teaching and Learning

  • Promote and support the inclusion of all individuals in their learning under the guidance of a teacher plan, this will include the preparation and implementation of teaching resources to meet the diversity of students’ needs.
  • Deliver learning support and intervention to students across the Trust in classes, small groups and individually where required. These will include local and national learning strategies where appropriate e.g. literacy and numeracy.
  • Assist in planning and delivering individual student learning programmes to ensure students are progressing towards their targets. This may include coaching and mentoring of individuals as guided.
  • Assist in planning and delivery of teaching and learning programmes and activities to students identified on the SEND register and those with additional needs.
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with students and staff, communicating effectively sensitively and empathetically to motivate and support their learning.
  • Use behaviour management strategies in line with the Trust’s policy and procedures which contribute to a purposeful learning environment, promote positive behaviour and develop independence.
  • Participate in access arrangements for students as required.
  • Use ICT and new technologies effectively to support learning and develop students’ competence and independence.
  • Record progress and achievement in lessons/programmes and provide evidence of progress and attainment that can be used to assist with future planning and target reviews.

Monitoring and Assessments

  • Monitor and record students’ learning participation, behaviour and progress and provide objective feedback to all stakeholders. These include students, parent/carers and staff.
  • Support teachers to ensure our provision for SEND, additional needs and targeted students across the Trust is documented and reviewed regularly using a variety of progress measures and assessments.
  • Contribute to reports as required for the SENCO and other inclusion staff on student progress and targets outlined in their Educational Health Care Plans (EHCPs), School Based Plans (SBPs) and Behaviour Support Plans (BSPs).

Professional and Other Responsibilities

  • Undertake ongoing training and development e.g. for students with complex needs and the requirement of personal assistance.
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Improve own practice through observation, evaluation, and discussion with colleagues
  • Participate in whole staff performance management process
  • Adhere to professional and staff codes of conduct at all times.
  • As an employee to comply with the duty, under the Health & Safety at Work Act of 1974 and other relevant legislation, to take reasonable care when carrying out work duties and other activities, to avoid injury to oneself or to others, and to co-operate with the employer and others in meeting statutory requirements.
  • Ensure complete commitment and compliance with safeguarding policies and procedures and promote the welfare of children and young people.
  • Recognise and respond effectively to equal opportunities issues as they arise, including challenging stereotyped views, bullying or harassment.
  • Organise and manage safely the learning activities, the learning environment and resources for which they are given responsibility
  • Assist with photocopying and preparing documents as required.
  • Support staff with classroom and corridor displays.
  • Input data on to the academy management system as required.
  • Reward students for good work and progress
  • Participate in duties rota and meetings for staff where requested but within working


Apprentice will be paid at minimum wage for their age range - £4.81 - £9.50 ph


30 hours per week

Term time only

Working times 8.30am – 3.15pm (2.00pm on Friday)

30-minute unpaid lunchbreak during the day

20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as “Off the Job Training”

Skills Required

  • Good standard of general education.
  • Good numeracy and literature skills.
  • Previous experience of working with children an advantage.
  • Use basic technology (computer, video, photocopier)
  • Awareness of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage the behaviour of young children in a calm and disciplined manner
  • Enthusiasm and interest in variety of activities
  • Ability to work professionally and respect confidentiality
  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.
  • Committed to Inclusive Education

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Smart appearance
  • Good sense of humour
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and innovative
  • Well organised and efficient
  • A team player
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy
  • Good influencing skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible

Qualifications Required

Must have GCSE Grade 9 - 4 (or A - C) in English and Maths. Or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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