Sittingbourne, Kent
£4.30 per hour
05 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

The TIMU Academy Trust is made up of two schools, Bobbing Village and Iwade School, both are based in Sittingbourne, Kent.  Iwade School is a three form entry school and Bobbing School is a one form entry school.

Currently rated by Ofsted as Good (Iwade) and Outstanding (Bobbing).  Each school has its own individual characteristics and sits at the centre of their community.

Both schools are geographically near each other and so the staff are easily able to work closely together which they do with great effect “Together Everyone Achieves More”.

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.

You will:

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.

Undertake playground duties.

Attend meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Attend training sessions as requested by SLT.

Undertake any other duties as directed by SLT.

20% (of the job hours) paid time during working hours is given to complete learning.


£4.30 per hour


Monday – Friday 8.30 – 3.15

15 min tea break (AM) unpaid, 30 min lunch break (unpaid)

30 hours per week, term time only

20% paid time during working hours is given to complete training, referred to as “Off the Job Training”

Skills Required

A good standard of education together with good numeracy and literacy skills

Some classroom experience

Excellent interpersonal skills and a be good team player

Personal Qualities

Good communication skills


Good time keeping and of smart appearance.

Qualifications Required

English and Maths GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) for both

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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