Aylesham Primary School

Teaching Assistant Apprentice


Aylesham Primary School

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Weekly wage £144.30
37.0 hours per week Working hours will be Monday - Friday: 8:15 am - 3:15 pm. 1 hour unpaid lunch break.
duration: 66 weeks
start: 20 January 2020
Intermediate(level 2)
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (apprenticeship standard)
9 January 2020 (application closing date)
Join an Ofsted Grade 2 School and be part of shaping people’s future. We are seeking to appoint a confident, motivated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to assist within our teaching team. This job will be varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work with a variety of students across the school.


Support staff in schools make a strong contribution to pupils’ learning and achievement. Teaching Assistants provide support to teachers and schools allowing qualified teachers to make even more effective use of their time, professional knowledge, skills and understanding. TAs contribute to pupils’ learning and will have a significant impact on pupils’ achievement.

Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • Aid the pupil to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on their own
  • Establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned and develop a relationship with their parents/carers to foster links between home and school, and to keep the school informed of relevant information
  • Promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • Monitor the pupil’s response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes
  • Give positive encouragement, feedback and praise to reinforce and sustain the pupil’s efforts and develop self-reliance and self-esteem
  • Mark pupils’ work under the direction of the class teacher
  • Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school and appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals to enable the school fulfil its development plans etc.
  • Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings (within contracted hours) as required to ensure own continuing professional development
  • Understand and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person in order to maintain a safe and secure learning environment

Future Prospects

  • Potential for full time employment for the right candidate
  • There are opportunities to progress from a Level 2 to a Level 3 qualification 
  • 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

Aylesham Primary School is 15 minutes from the train station with direct routes from Dover and Canterbury. It is also near the 89 bus stop.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Personable
  • Able to communicate well
  • Timekeeping
  • Professional

Qualities Required

  • Patient
  • Responsible
  • Tactful
  • Smart appearance
  • Sense of humour
  • Adaptable and be able to demonstrate flexibility
  • Can- do attitude

Qualifications Required

GCSE at grades 9 - 4/A* - C in maths and English or equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework; consisting of the Intermediate 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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