Rainham School for Girls

Teaching Assistant Apprentice


Rainham School for Girls

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Weekly wage £117.00
30.0 hours per week Working Monday to Friday as follows: Monday: 08:30-15:45. Tuesday-Thursday: 08:30-14:45. Friday: 08:30-13:45. This will be term-time only.
duration: 66 weeks
start: 9 March 2020
Intermediate(level 2)
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
27 February 2020 (application closing date)
The role will be to compliment the professional work of the teachers by assisting with and taking responsibility for certain learning activities within the class. This will involve assisting with planning, preparing and delivering sessions for both individual and small groups under the guidance of your teacher.


Main Duties will include:

  • Supervise and support pupils in a variety of learning and social contexts.
  • Work with pupils both in and out of the classroom, individually or in small groups.
  • Develop appropriate resources to support the pupils
  • Develop knowledge of the national curriculum subjects relevant
  • Develop a broad knowledge of additional educational needs and how teaching methods can be adapted to meet these needs.
  • Develop and adapt resources to support the curriculum
  • Assist the class teacher and other professionals in the delivery of the curriculum
  • Undertake the additional tasks e.g. displays, photocopying etc. that have been removed from the teachers under the Work Force reform.
  • Provide relevant feedback about pupils to the teacher
  • Take part in class and pupil planning meetings, as required
  • Prepare classroom equipment, work and resources and tidy, as appropriate
  • Actively support the behaviour strategies put in place by the teacher
  • Attend relevant in-service training
  • Liaise and consult with other members of the team
  • Be aware of school procedures, especially those relation to Health & Safety and Child Protection
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Actively support the school’s behaviour policy
  • Undertake duties falling in the remit of the post at the discretion of the Head Teacher

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

  • The employer has asked that you do not contact them directly. Doing so could jeopardise your application
  • If you do not meet the criteria for this position, your application will not be considered
  • Vacancy for an enthusiastic apprentice to join a high-aspiring school with a role to assist the class teacher, plan and deliver sessions


  • 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

Travel Information:

  • The nearest station is Rainham. From here, walk about 10 mins adjacent to Manor Farm (on Maidstone Road) Take Arriva Kent & Surrey Bus 116. (2-minute journey) Get off opposite Highfield Road. Walk about 9 mins to destination

Skills Required

  • Good Organisational Skills
  • High Degree of confidentiality and sensitivity when dealing with students and their parents
  • Flexible
  • Resilient

Qualities Required

  • Ability to work well as part of a team or as an individual
  • Professional and Polite
  • Keen to learn new skills

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE grades 9-4 (A* to 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:

  • Intermediate NVQ Level
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employment 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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