Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Broadstairs, Kent
£140 per week
07 Aug 2019
07 Sep 2019
Start Date

Cross Keys learning is an Independent school for children & young people who have Social, Emotional, Mental Health and ASD needs. They may not have had positive experiences in a mainstream school.

The school is registered to provide education for 10 children & young people using an alternative curriculum, implementing a range of strategies to engage, motivate and progress the students.


This is a great opportunity for somebody to join our school as an apprentice teaching assistant, and make a difference to peoples’ lives.

Your role will be classroom based, either in a KS3 or KS4 environment.

You will be expected to have good interpersonal and communication skills so that you are able to be a positive role model for our students, and work effectively with the class teachers and Senior Leadership Team.

We are looking for somebody with good IT, Literacy and Numeracy skills so that they can support our students with these skills in the classroom.

If you have a good sense of humour, patience and an ability to demonstrate flexibility, you are exactly the kind of person we would like to join our team.

This is a varied role and the tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

– General teaching assistant duties.

-Demonstrating the skills required to complete the TA qualification

-Liaising with the class teacher to prepare resources

-Liaising with the class teacher to create displays

– Completing reports

– Implementing – and following – safeguarding processes.

– Being responsible for their own CPD and participating in school CPD opportunities

– Contributing to weekly staff meetings

– Supporting teachers to complete daily logs and in-session registers.


£140 per week


Times: 9am – 16:30

35 hours a week

30 mins lunch break.


An area of strength in an academic subject as well as an ability to mentor


Sense of humour


Adaptable and be able to demonstrate flexibility


Can- do attitude
Due to the requirements of the role, the successful candidate should be aged 18 or above.  An offer of employment will be subject to DBS clearance.


English: GCSE grade C / 4 or equivalent
Maths: GCSE grade D/3 or equivalent
ICT: GCSE grade D/3 or equivalent


On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – 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.


As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 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.



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.