Apprentice Teaching Assistant Years 1 to 6

Ashford, Kent
£3.70 per hour
18 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Primary School providing education for 4 to 11 year olds. Two form entry of 30 pupils each; total 60 in a year group. Year groups are from Reception to Year 6. Additionally, the school has a maintained Nursery class taking children between 2 ½ to 4 (pre-primary). There is currently 26 in the Nursery.

Travel information: The nearest Rail station is Ashford International. A ‘G’ bus will bring you to the school


Description of Vacancy

To support children’s learning and to share in the care and wellbeing of the children throughout the school. This will be through the emotional, behavioural and pastoral needs of all pupils, including children with SEN.

To promote the school’s values, culture and ethos, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

The Senior Leaders are keen to promote professional development and all the staff are committed to supporting all children and each other.

We are a friendly school and are proud to be able to demonstrate many extra-curricular activities for all children and the work the children do.

Work as part of a team and assist the class teacher/SENCo to ensure quality education for the children.

To promote the development of numeracy, language and speech, including providing additional support to children with special needs or to bilingual learners, by working alongside the class teacher/SENCo.

Be aware of and support school policies and procedures.

Work or play with individuals/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.

Report any concerns regarding children’s welfare or education, to the class teacher/SENCo.

Be aware of suspected or actual cases of child abuse, referring such matters to the appropriate designated person for further action.

Assist with maintaining good discipline 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

Assist with the preparation of resources e.g. photocopying, repairing books, filing of work, making games and the creation and mounting of displays for children’s work.

To show a commitment to school life to assist in running an extra-curricular club within agreed working hours

Attend appropriate training days/events as requested within agreed working hours

To support children’s learning and to share in the care and wellbeing of the children throughout the school.

To support the emotional, behavioural and pastoral needs of all pupils, including children with SEN.

To support individual and small groups of children in the curriculum to accelerate their learning

To carry out specific administrative/ procedural tasks to support a class teacher/SENCo.

To be involved in the planning, development and delivery of intervention strategies.

To observe and monitor pupils progress and adapt agreed approaches to their particular needs.

Provide support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs (e.g. dressing, going to the toilet, the changing of nappies). To assist in the maintenance of children’s records.

To promote the school’s values, ethos and culture.

To encourage the pupil to develop a positive self-image, and to develop confidence in their abilities and communication with others.

Accompany pupils on educational visits in school time as requested.

Provide general assistance at school functions held in school time.

Such other duties as may be required by the Head Teacher with consultation.



£3.70 per hour



35 hours per week; 39 weeks of the year. That is 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.

Monday to Friday: 8.40 am to 3.30 pm each day

This includes a 20 minute morning break and 30 minute lunch break each day UNPAID.


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 Head teacher, Inclusion Manager and class teachers.

Monitoring the progress of pupils and keeping accurate records, in order to ensure documentation of all interventions.

Supervision at playtime, under the jurisdiction of the teacher on duty who will be in overall charge (alternative break provided).

Preparation of some teaching and display materials.

Good standard of general education together with excellent Mathematics and English verbal communication skills.

Desirable – would be an interest in music, art or sport.

Have patience and understanding.

You should be resilient, compassionate and supportive.

Good influencing skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible.

Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.

Use IT competently


Qualifications Required

Minimum achieved Grade C or equivalent in English and Mathematics


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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