Teaching Assistant Apprentice Fern Hill Primary School

In your role as a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you will be working within the classroom setting supporting qualified teaching staff. You will be based with either Key Stage 1 or 2 pupils which will be children from 5 to 11 years old. Many of the tasks will involve working with individuals or small groups of children under the direction of staff.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Monthly wage


  • Working week

    37 hours per week 08.30 – 4.00pm Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Main Responsibilities:

  • Follow instructions and guidance from the classroom teacher to provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, reinforcing their learning and ensuring their understanding
  • Establish constructive relationships with pupils
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher or the HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote independence
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher
  • Assist with the display of pupils’ work as directed by the class teacher
  • If required, assist in the planning of learning activities
  • Make observations of pupils’ performance and responses to learning and provide detailed and regular feedback to enable the teacher to assess pupil progress
  • Encourage and model positive pupil behaviour in line with the school’s policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own actions
  • In consultation with the class teacher, establish constructive relationships with parents/carers
  • Provide general clerical support to the teacher e.g. photocopying, filing, laminating, collecting money etc
  • Assist with the development of pupils basic ICT skills and support the use of ICT in learning activities
  • Prepare, maintain and use resources and classroom equipment as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of and support diversity and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Attend relevant meetings and participate in training opportunities and performance development as required
  • Take responsibility for the supervision of pupils out of lesson times, as necessary- this could be before or after school or at lunchtimes/break times.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required, including taking responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons ensuring that resources are in place and cleared away at the end of the session as appropriate
  • Assist with the general pastoral care of pupils, including helping those who are sick, distressed, injured or unsettled
  • Take groups of pupils out of class where appropriate to lead on identified learning strategies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Be able to use ICT to support learning including computer, video and photocopier.



Personal qualities

  • Interested in working in a school environment
  • Confident, motivated and positive in outlook
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take on responsibilities as directed in the classroom.


Qualifications required

Maths and English GCSE grade A*-C is a requirement to be eligible for this role.

Future prospects

This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to start their career in childcare/teaching within an educational environment.

Things to consider

Past experience isn’t required as you will be fully trained but having the right attitude and being comfortable to work with young children is essential. As a school, Fernhill are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff. The appointment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check. Please consider the time and cost of your daily commute to Kingston. You will be attending college one day per week in Surbiton.

About the employer

Fern Hill is a community school (with an Outstanding Ofsted grade) which was established in 1994. The school is housed in an attractive purpose built building close to central Kingston. They are a three form entry primary school with a 52 place nursery.


Fern Hill Primary School


Richmond Road

Kingston Upon Thames


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Training provider

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Royal Borough of Kingston Council


Janet Mills 020 8547 6837 janet.mills@kingston.gov.uk

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017