Teaching Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)


Lydden & River Primary School Federation

Training Provider:

Kent County Council

Weekly wage £124.50
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday. Term time only. 8:35am - 3.05pm. 30 minutes lunch break (unpaid).
duration: 2 years
start: 2 September 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Teaching Assistant (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
30 July 2020 (application closing date)
Work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing general and specific assistance to pupils and staff under the direction and guidance of the classroom teacher as well as providing small group or 1:1 support for pupils as needed. Develop children's social and interaction skills through active play at playtimes and lunchtimes.



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

Help children build their potential whilst growing in self-confidence. Promote the school values: Community, Respect, Endeavour, Diversity and Self-Belief.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils in the classroom under guidance of teaching staff and feedback to the teacher
  • Support pupils to understand instructions, support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils
  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task
  • Maintain a well-ordered learning environment, prepare resources including the display and presentation of pupil’s work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment
  • Administer basic first aid after appropriate training
  • Attend appropriate in-service training
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in relation to information about children and school life and show regard to the school’s Child Protection Policy
  • Attend Teaching Assistant Meetings
  • Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day including supervision in the classroom, playground, and dining areas

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

  • Establish and maintain relationships with families, carers, and other adults e.g. speech therapists
  • Escort and supervise pupils on educational and out of school activities inc after school club
  • Guide and support pupils in their personal, emotional, and social development
  • Be involved in planning, organising, and implementing personalised plans and, when required, to attend reviews
  • Undertake moving and handling as required
  • Provide learning activities for individuals under the professional direction of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of the allocated pupil
  • Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the teacher
  • Monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher
  • Plan and evaluate learning activities with the teacher, writing reports and records as required
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting difficulties to the teacher as appropriate

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.

Travel Information

The school is a 10-minute walk from Kearsney Train Station and is near the 90 and 92 bus routes.

Skills Required

  • Personable
  • Able to communicate well
  • Good timekeeping/ punctuality
  • Professional approach
  • Confident and competent ICT skills

Qualities Required

  • Patient
  • Responsible
  • Caring
  • Smart appearance
  • Positive attitude
  • Adaptable and be able to demonstrate flexibility
  • Able to act on own initiative

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is required in English or maths, with a minimum of Grade E/2 in the other subject.
  • Study at A level or equivalent in any subject would also be an advantage.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship and Functional Skills if appropriate.

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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