The Woodland Academy Trust

Apprentice Teaching Assistant


The Woodland Academy Trust

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £146.25
32.5 hours per week Monday - Friday: 8.30 am - 3.30 pm. 1 hours unpaid lunch break. 38 weeks per year.
duration: 66 weeks
start: 20 January 2020
Advanced(level 3)
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (apprenticeship standard)
9 January 2020 (application closing date)
The Apprentice will be working key stage 1 of the school, supporting the class teacher in all aspects of teaching and learning within the setting to enable our children to be the very best they can be.


Revealing the champion within; growing our thinking feeling and learning together.

The Apprentice will learn how to and support the teacher with:

  • To assist with the daily routine in the classroom
  • Contribute to planning for groups of and individual children
  • Use resources effectively to enable learning
  • Deliver teaching and learning strategies to help children develop
  • Support the indoor and outdoor curriculum
  • Contribute to monitoring and assessing pupil’s progress
  • Develop relationships with staff, children and their parents and careers
  • Assist with supervision of children where necessary
  • Learn and understand how children develop
  • Understand and demonstrate safeguarding and child protection
  • To be a role model for our children and communities

Future Prospects

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate.
  • Many employers retain apprentices in full/part time positions
  • The Qualifications you gain can also help you to get into higher education or other employment 
  • Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and developing professional skills whilst earning a salary, inside some of Kent’s best companies.
  • Once the Apprenticeship has been achieved you will have the skills, abilities and experience to update and enhance your CV, to make it attractive to potential employers.

Reality Check

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If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered.


We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria as they apply and will recruit after a successful interview which may be before the closing date.

Reality Check

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 awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

Travel Information

  • 17 minute walk from Barnehurst train station
  • 9 minute walk from Northumberland Park Bexley Road (Stop V) (routes 229, 602 and 669)
  • 9 minute walk from Barnehurst Avenue (Stop J)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Skills Required

  • Previous experience working with children of a relevant age
  • An understanding of the importance of education
  • A passion and drive for children to succeed
  • Knowledge of the day-to-day workings of a school
  • Knowledge of IT
  • Good team working skills
  • Organisation and timekeeping

Qualities Required

  • Dedicated and passionate about education
  • Hardworking and determined
  • Calm
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to show initiative

Qualifications Required

GCSE grades 9-4 (A* to C) in Maths, English and Science or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Training Provided

  • Level 3 - Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools framework

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework; consisting of the Advanced NVQ Level, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and the Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook. It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.

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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