Teaching Assistant Apprentice (Level 2/Intermediate)

Rochester, Kent
£129.50 per week working 35 hours per week (This will be paid pro rota)
07 Nov 2018
03 Dec 2018
Start Date

Employer Description

Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) we are committed to an ethos of excellence and a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of thinking skills.

At Gordons we aim to transform life chances for all children and are proud to be a school that holds high expectations, makes learning irresistible and provides a nurturing a safe environment.

As a thinking school we give children the skills to enable them to become analytical, flexible and independent. We also foster a positive attitude to learning, where every child has a belief in themselves and experiences success.


Description of Vacancy

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to assist within our teaching team. This job will be varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work with a variety of students across the school.

We would like to receive applications from those who would like to work with all aged children as well as a desire to support pupils to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.

Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher,

Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session,

Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially,

Keep up to date written records for supported pupils,

Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in children to assist their education and growth,

Supervise in PE lessons and at playtime to ensure the safety of the children and administer first aid as required,

Participate and supervise pupils during off site activities,

Make materials and resources for teachers or pupils as directed by the class teacher, and assist where necessary with mounting of work and displays,

Assist where necessary with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective teaching,

To undertake playground duties,

To attend meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT),

To attend training sessions as requested by SLT,

To undertake any other duties as directed by SLT.



8.20am to 3.50pm Monday to Friday, Term time only.


Skills Required

Knowledge of the EYFS Curriculum would be desirable.

Personable and able to communicate well.


Personal Qualities

Good time keeping and of smart appearance


Qualifications Required

Ideally GCSE A-C or equivalent qualifications.


Training Provided

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.


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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