Apprentice Teaching Assistant - Advanced (Level 3)

Roseacre Junior School (Employer)

Kent County Council (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £129.00
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday (term time only), 8.45 am to 3.15 pm, with a paid 15 minutes break in the morning and a half hour unpaid lunch break. 20% paid time during working hours to complete learning.
2 years (duration)
17 January 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
6 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An excellent opportunity to start a career in supporting the delivery of learning at this fantastic school. The key focus is to support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children to enable them to work to their full potential.


Roseacre Junior School are looking to recruit an Apprentice to work with a specific class in the mornings and with various classes and year groups in the afternoons. The work will initially involve small group and individual teaching.

The successful candidate will be given all the relevant support to enable them to fulfil their duties and complete the Apprenticeship course.

The main duties are:

  • Assist the teacher with learning activities. Support the pupils in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher to enable pupils’ progress towards their targets. Be aware of and support differences to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting all concerns to an appropriate person to ensure pupils’ wellbeing
  • Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school and appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals to enable the school to fulfil its development plans
  • Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings (within contracted hours) as required to ensure own continuing professional development

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


National Minimum Wage:

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour from 1st April 2021. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices, and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus 20% time spent in training. 


We will be interviewing candidates who meet the criteria 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.

Travel Information:

Nearest train station is Bearsted then a short 10 minute walk to the school.

Skills Required

  • Good standard of general education together with good maths and English skills
  • Use basic technology (computer, photocopier)
  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly
  • Possess the skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible

Qualities Required

  • A good work ethic
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Reliable and willing
  • Patience
  • Want the best outcome for children

Qualifications Required

GCSE A-C/8-4 or equivalent in maths and English.

Training Provided

Advanced Teaching Assistant Standard.

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - Teaching Assistants work in Primary 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.

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