Teaching Assistant Apprentice - KS2 - Advanced (Level 3)

Iwade Community Primary School (Employer)

Kent County Council (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £144.30
30.0 hours per week Monday – Friday. 8.30am – 3.15pm. 15 min tea break (AM) unpaid. 30 min lunch break (unpaid). Term Time Only.
2 years (duration)
6 June 2022(start date)
Teaching assistant (apprenticeship standard)
26 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant apprentice to assist within our Key Stage 2 teaching team. This job will be varied and exciting, with the opportunity to work with a variety of students across the school.


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Apprentice Teaching Assistant - 

TIMU Academy Trust (Iwade School and Bobbing School) has an opportunity for an Apprentice Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated Key Stage 2 teaching team.

This is a part-time temporary appointment, to undertake an apprenticeship working 30 hours a week, (8:30 - 3:15), term time only (38 weeks and 2 days per year). Pay will be the National Minimum Wage for apprentices, which is currently £4.15 per hour.

We aim for all TIMU children to become successful lifelong learners and are looking for someone that shares our ethos, someone who is passionate, motivated and enthusiastic about helping children to realise their potential by supporting and encouraging them to reach their full potential through one-to-one work, group work and whole class support.

You will:

• Provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary be assigned to individual pupils in order to aid the teacher,

• Liaise with the teacher to understand the objectives of each session,

• Assist the teacher with observations and monitoring of the progress of children, both educationally and socially,

• Keep up to date written records for supported pupils,

• Promote positive behaviour patterns, raise self-esteem, and improve independent working in children to assist their education and growth,

• Supervise in PE lessons and at playtime to ensure the safety of the children and administer first aid as required,

• Participate and supervise pupils during off site activities,

• Make materials and resources for teachers or pupils as directed by the class teacher, and assist where necessary with mounting of work and displays,

• Assist where necessary with preparation and clearing away of the classroom and materials to ensure effective teaching,

• To undertake playground duties,

• To attend meetings with members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT),

• To attend training sessions as requested by SLT,

• To undertake any other duties as directed by SLT.

The ideal candidate will have:

• a good standard of education together with good numeracy and literacy skills

• English and Maths GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) for both.

• some classroom experience

• excellent interpersonal skills and a be good team player

• good communication skills

• flexibility

• Good time keeping and of smart appearance.

TIMU Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to references and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 develop 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


  • 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 your first wage to be paid.

Travel information:

  • 24-minute walk from Swale train station
  • 1-minute walk from Evergreen Close bus stop (routes 321, 351 and 371G)

Skills Required

  • Personable and able to communicate well.
  • Some experience with working with children would be particularly welcome.

Qualities Required

  • Good time keeping and of smart appearance.

Qualifications Required

  • English and maths GCSE grade 4/C or above (or equivalent) for both
  • Some classroom experience

Training Provided

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship standard.  

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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