Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Level 2/Intermediate)

Ashford, Kent
£3.70 per hour
12 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Woodchurch Church of England Primary School is a one form entry rural village church school with approximately 170 pupils.

Description of Vacancy

An ideal path to a career in education, don’t miss out on applying for this role as a Teaching Assistant at an excellent Primary School near Ashford, to support children’s learning and to share in the care and well-being of the children throughout the school.


This position is for 39 weeks of the year; 38 weeks during term time plus 5 additional days for training within school or assisting an after school club with a member of staff, as directed by the Line Manager.

Your main duties would include:

  • Working as part of a team as well as assisting the class teacher and leadership team to ensure quality education for all children
  • Promoting the development of numeracy, language and speech, including providing additional support to children with additional educational needs, by working alongside the class teacher and leadership team
  • Being aware of and supporting school policies and procedures
  • Working with individuals and small groups of children by planning and carrying out relevant activities that accelerate and raise the level of achievement for all pupils involved in all areas of the curriculum, under the guidance of the class teacher
  • Reporting any concerns regarding children’s welfare or education, to the class teacher or leadership team
  • Being aware of suspected or actual cases of child abuse, referring such matters to the appropriate designated person for further action
  • Assisting with maintaining good behaviour throughout the school at all times, following school procedures
  • When directed, escort and supervise pupils on planned visits/journeys along with other staff, within agreed working hours
  • Assisting with the preparation of resources
  • Showing a commitment to school life and to assist in running an extra-curricular club within agreed working hours
  • Attending appropriate training days/events as requested within agreed working hours
  • Supporting children’s learning and to share in the care and wellbeing of the children throughout the school
  • Supporting the emotional, behavioural and pastoral needs of all pupils, including children with SEN
  • Supporting individual and small groups of children in the curriculum to accelerate their learning
  • Carrying out specific administrative/ procedural tasks to support a class teacher
  • Being involved in the planning, development and delivery of intervention strategies
  • Observing and monitoring pupils progress and adapt agreed approaches to their particular needs
  • Providing support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs
  • Promoting the school’s values, ethos and culture
  • Encouraging pupils to develop a positive self-image, and to develop confidence in their abilities and communication with others


£3.70 per hour


Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:15pm each day (term time only). This includes a 15 minute morning break and 30 minute lunch break each day which is unpaid.

Total hours per week: 30.00

Skills Required

  • Must be able to use own initiative, work independently, motivate and inspire with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Must have the ability to work calmly under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations
  • To work with groups of children both in and out of class and sometimes whole classes, under the direction and guidance of the leadership team and class teachers
  • To be able to monitor the progress of pupils and keep accurate records, in order to ensure documentation of all interventions
  • Supervise playtimes, under the jurisdiction of the teacher on duty who will be in overall charge (alternative break provided)
  • To be able prepare teaching and display materials
  • Good standard of general education together with excellent Mathematics and English verbal communication skills
  • Use IT competently

Personal Qualities

  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly
  • Ability to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible
  • You should be resilient, compassionate and supportive
  • Have patience and understanding
  • An interest in music, art or sport

Qualifications Required

A* – C GCSE in English and Maths

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.

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