Teaching Assistant Apprentice

Lenham, Maidstone
20 Jun 2019
15 Jul 2019
Start Date

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.

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.

Key duties and responsibilities:

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

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

£117 per week
(£3.90 per hour for 30 hours)

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.

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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