Apprentice Teaching Assistant The Marjory Kinnon School

The school wants to recruit a Support Teacher apprentice to develop their skills experience working in a challenging and exciting environment.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 08:30-15:45 Mon, Tues, Thurs 08:30-16:00 Weds 08:30-15:15 Fri

    Total hours per week: 33.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Teaching and Learning

  • Under the supervision of the class teacher deliver planned activities to individuals and small groups in small steps so that they are able to access the planned learning.
  • To support the development of pupils’ literacy skills in all lessons.
  • To support the social communication skills of pupils at all times.
  • To support the development of pupils’ independent learning and independence skills.
  • To plan and deliver lunchtime activities as timetabled.


  • To feedback to the class teacher on the progress made by individual pupils throughout the lesson verbally and in written form.
  • To assist the class teacher to mark work and give verbal feedback to pupils on progress made and next steps in all lessons.  Under the direction of the class teacher to deliver targeted interventions and report on progress made by pupils receiving these interventions.
  • To provide evidence for school monitoring and evaluation purposes and meet all deadlines given by the teacher or SLT.


  • To provide support for pupil’s emotional and social needs by encouraging and modeling positive behaviour in line with the School’s Behaviour Policy.
  • To assist with the general pastoral care of the pupils, follow Health Care Plans, and help pupils who are sick, distressed or injured.
  • To actively engage and supervise pupils during unstructured time and transitions as necessary for their safety.
  • To establish positive relationships with the pupils and encourage them to interact with others and engage in activities.

Management of Resources

  • To prepare the classroom for lessons, ensuring resources are available and cleared away throughout, and at the end of the lesson.
  • To prepare and maintain appropriate learning aids, materials and equipment and assist the pupils in their use.

Support to the class teacher

  • Carry out any reasonable duties, which the class teacher deems appropriate and necessary for the benefit and well-being of the pupils.
  • To accompany the class teacher and supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  • To work on displays following consultation with the class teacher/team leader.
  • To provide general clerical support, e.g. photocopying, laminating, filing, etc. as required.
  • To attend Parents’ Evening if required.


  • Keep own knowledge and skills up-to-date.
  • Contribute to the creation and development of an organisation in which all staff recognise that they are accountable for the success of the school.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings, fulfil responsibilities as specified on school rotas and duties and undertake lunchtime supervision duty.

This job description is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations of the school in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties.

It is expected that the post holder may, if required, carry out any relevant additional duties, which the Head Teacher may, from time to time, deem appropriate and necessary.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Is able to work as a member of a class team to deliver and assess planned tasks.
  • Is able to build and maintain successful and positive relationships with pupils, treating them equitably with respect and consideration.
  • Can break down given planned tasks into small steps of learning and can give focused feedback on progress made and next steps.
  • Can use ICT effectively to support learning and general administrative tasks.
  • Can self-evaluate effectively to improve own practice.
  • Hold a UK driving license and, after training is provided, be willing to drive minibus (desirable).

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to improve own practices and to act on feedback.
  • Be positive and respond to situations in a calm, professional manner at all times.
  • Be self motivated, creative, robust and resilient.
  • Carry out responsibilities while being flexible and adaptable.
  • At all times model good relationships, attitudes and behaviour.
  • Work collaboratively within a team using own initiative.
  • Understand and respect social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Support the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher in their duty to ensure that the school meets its educational aims to deliver the best possible educational outcomes for pupils.
  • Act as a positive ambassador for Marjory Kinnon School and make a meaningful contribution to the school community.

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics (or a willingness to achieve this within 2 years of appointment).

Future prospects

Progress onto full time job after apprenticeship.

Things to consider

I will treat all information about children, families and staff discreetly with regard to confidentiality and data protection, and will report all concerns to the appropriate person(s). I will adhere to the school’s code of conduct. I will comply with all school policies and procedures related to equality, safeguarding, and e-safety and will report any concerns to the appropriate person(s). I agree to take care of my own and other’s safety at all times and to carry out my duties in accordance with the school’s Health and Safety policy and procedures. On joining the school I agree to attend Induction sessions and complete all related tasks as required. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Marjory Kinnon is a special school for boys & girls aged 4-16, providing students with a happy and secure working atmosphere to help them succeed. The school wants to recruit a Support Teacher apprentice to develop their skills experience first hand working in a challenging and exciting environment.


The Marjory Kinnon School


Hatton Road


TW14 9QZ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Ealing, Hammersmith & W London College


Rachel McKenzie 07568108429

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017