Key Stage 3 and 4 Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)


Walderslade Girls School

Training Provider:

Kent County Council

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday 30 hours per week 30 minutes (lunch)
duration: 2 years
start: 7 September 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
27 August 2020 (application closing date)
Duties will be directed within the Classroom/Learning Support areas with a focus on providing support within the school environment to enable any child or children to gain maximum access to the National Curriculum by following clear guidelines provided by involved agencies.


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

  • We are pleased to be able to offer an apprenticeship within Key Stage 3 and 4 for a Teaching Assistant.
  • The person appointed will assist pupils following a programme of support clearly defined by the SENCO and work alongside teaching and other appropriate staff dependent on the nature of the particular needs of the child or children
  • To work collaboratively with teachers and other staff as an integral part of the teaching team
  • To assist pupils with learning difficulties using a variety of resources which may involve support with reading, writing, spelling and computer-based learning under the direction of appropriate teaching staff
  • To support pupils to develop fully alongside their peer group using a clearly defined programme which could involve development of play techniques, language development etc. as directed in the SENCO
  • To regularly update the SENCO on progress made by pupils or difficulties faced by individual pupils
  • To become familiar with the differing learning needs and teaching strategies for pupils with ADHD, Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties and other learning difficulties that are additional to or different from peers that are addressed in the SEN Code of Practice (2015)
  • To support pupils with additional needs which may include sensory impairment or be medical in nature
  • To deliver interventions to small groups or one to one sessions
  • To support pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties within the classroom under the direction of the SENCO/teaching staff
  • Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem and improve independent working in students to assist in their educational and development
  • To undertake appropriate training to enhance skills or knowledge
  • To collate information regarding pupils and submit reports for annual reviews.
  • To assist teaching staff in setting appropriate targets based on objectives set in School Based Support Plans and Personalised Plans
  • To work towards enhancing the Key Stage literacy and numeracy strategies

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 awaiting for your first wages to be paid.

Skills Required

  • The ability to manage and structure time effectively and efficiently
  • Basic ICT skills to support administration
  • The ability to relate effectively to a diverse range of children and adults
  • The ability to deploy a range of strategies and techniques to encourage learning

Qualities Required

  • The ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team of professionals
  • Good communication skills, oral, written and electronic
  • The ability to act as a positive role model for children and parents/carers

Qualifications Required

GCSE grade ‘C’ (or equivalent) or above in English and mathematics

Training Provided

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant 
  • On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard.
  • 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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