£4.50 per hour
11 Jan 2022
18 Jan 2022
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description 

St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School aims to provide a stimulating and varied programme of education to enable children of all abilities and backgrounds to acquire confidence, knowledge and skills within an environment of the Christian faith and practice, respecting also those from other faiths. Staff, children, parents and governors work together for the care of the school within the community, committed to the spiritual, social, moral and intellectual welfare of the pupils.

Travel Information: 

Gravesend Station

Bus 480 Sapphire or 490 Sapphire

from King Street (Stop P) every 10 min

Walk 9 min

Description of vacancy 

Would you like the opportunity to work in a lovely, friendly primary school with a wonderful community feel and strong Christian ethos? We are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to join our team to provide class support as directed by our Class Teachers and Senior Leadership Team.

  • Be allocated to a class/ classes/child by the SLT
  • Provide in class support as directed by the Class Teacher or SLT;
  • Assist pupils to manage their tasks within the allocated time, using differentiated resources where appropriate;
  • Raise standards of learning by discussing with the pupils what the expectations of the task are, and whether they think they have achieved these expectations;
  • Discuss pupil progress with the class teacher and suggest ways in which standards of learning can be improved;
  • Undertake such routine administrative work as may be required by the class teacher/s/SLT and contribute to the care and cleanliness of the learning environment
  • Deliver interventions to accelerate pupil progress;
  • Build positive relationships with children, colleagues and parents/carers
  • Administer basic first aid as required;
  • Manage a pupil’s medical needs – including toileting – as directed by the SLT;
  • Undertake lunch/playtime supervisory duties as directed by the SLT
  • Undertake training and development opportunities as required
  • Have due regard to confidentiality, child protection procedures, Health and Safety, acceptable use policy and other statutory requirements and policies of the Local Governing Body and the Trust
  • To undertake any duties which may be reasonably given by the Head Teacher or the SLT from time to time


Hourly Wage: £4.50


Working Week: Monday to Friday, 30 hours per week term time

only 8:45 – 3:15

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

Skills Required

  • Flexibility and effective time management skills.
  • Be able to communicate professionally.
  • Be able to work calmly under pressure with the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstance/situations
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work to deadline with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of working with health and safety regulations.

Personal Qualities

  • Good English Language skills
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team and contribute to group planning etc.
  • To be able to relate to and motivate young people to achieve
  • Approachable
  • Excellent communication skills with adults and children both verbally and in writing
  • Well organised
  • Self-reflective

Qualifications Required

Minimum GCSE grade 9 – 4 (or A – C) in both English and maths.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

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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