Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)

Valley Invicta Academies Trust (Employer)

Kent County Council (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £161.25
37.5 hours per week Term Time Only, Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 4.00pm (half hour lunch).
2 years (duration)
5 April 2021(start date)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
25 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This vacancy is to work within a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) with a designation of ASD. It will be to support children to access the mainstream classroom and the SRP within a stable and secure team.


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 in West Malling.

Main Duties:

  • Support with the planning and implementation of appropriate routines and structures to support children ASD within the Specialist Resourced Provision
  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the Specialist Resourced Provision classroom under the direct supervision of the HLTA and SRP teacher
  • Provide support for pupils to access mainstream integration opportunities
  • Liaise with the SRP HLTA and teacher to plan and deliver specialist interventions suitable to the needs of children in the SRP, and to include children with similar needs from the main school context as appropriate
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with daily plans
  • Support pupils to understand instructions and develop independence in learning
  • Support staff in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  • Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupil's work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person

Teaching Assistants in this role may also undertake some or all of the following:

  • Record basic pupil data
  • Support children’s learning through play
  • Assist with break and lunch-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
  • Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT
  • Assist with pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate. Physically assist pupils in activities (may involve lifting, where mobility is an issue
  • Assist with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist / teacher

VIAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust is committed to valuing diversity in employment, service delivery practices and its general environment. An expectation of all leadership posts within the Trust is that each individual will take responsibility for promoting inclusive and accessible service provision, staff development and a culture that values and respects difference.

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


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 waiting for your first wages to be paid.

Skills Required

  • Numeracy and Literacy Skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly

Qualities Required

  • Resilience
  • Work as part of a team
  • Calm, friendly and mature
  • Flexibility
  • Confidence
  • Professionally discreet and able to respect
  • Patience

Qualifications Required

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

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.

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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