Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Ashford, Kent
£3.70 per hour
01 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Start Date

Employer Description

The primary school, which has served the local area since 1868, has a strong Christian ethos, underpinned by a core set of aims and values. We believe that every child should acquire the skills for life-long learning and be supported to develop as good citizens who contribute fully to our world. We have high, but realistic, expectations of each child, recognising each individual’s strengths and weaknesses. At High Halden, we recognise each child as an individual, we aim to give all children every possible opportunity to realise their full potential. We believe that a close partnership between the school, parents and the child is essential if we are to achieve this aim.

Travel Information:

Nearest train station is Headcorn station.

Bus number 12 (5 stops), takes 19 minutes.

Walking time from bus stop to next bus stop is 1 minute.

Bus number 2 (3 stops), takes 6 minutes.

Walking distance from bus stop to destination is 0.1 mile, takes 2 minutes.

Overall travel time is 1 hour.


Description of Vacancy

To work alongside a class teacher as part of a professional team, supporting teaching and learning for pupils. Providing support with preparation of materials, classroom organisation and guiding small groups.

Key duties and responsibilities:

Assist with the Implementation of planned learning activities/teaching programmes as agreed with the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate

Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour

Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress/activities

Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher

Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher

Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate

Share information about pupils with other staff, parents / carers, internal and external agencies, as appropriate

Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required.Teaching Assistants at this level may also undertake some or all of the following:

Update pupil records

Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities

Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits

Support pupils in using basic ICT

Undertake moving and handling activities as required.

Attend to 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)

Work with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist/teacher



£3.70 per hour



Monday to Friday

8.45am – 3.15pm with 30 mins for lunch

Term time only


Skills Required

Good communication skills both verbally and written

Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy

Good level of ICT

Ability to work professionally and respect confidentiality


Personal Qualities


Able to work on own initiative

Team player

Able to develop professional relationships with staff and pupils



Qualifications Required

A*-D in Maths and English or equivalent


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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