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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Kingsdown & Ringwould C Of E Primary School

As the Apprenticeship Teaching Assistant, you will play a key role in the school’s ongoing success by supporting the class teacher to deliver learning aims to pupils in line with the National Curriculum, whilst completing the Teaching Assistant Level 3 Standard.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30 to 3.30pm. 20-minute paid morning break. 30-minute unpaid lunch break. 20% learning time paid.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a great opportunity to build up teaching experience whilst working with a highly successful school in the picturesque village of Kingsdown, near Deal.

Rated “Outstanding” during its most recent OFSTED inspection, Kingsdown & Ringswould C of E Primary is a supportive and inspiring environment for pupils and staff alike to develop.

Apprentice Teaching Assistant is required to carry out or be involved with the following tasks:

  • Support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children.
  • Ensure children attain the targets set under their individual educational programmes.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe working environment.
  • Making sure that equipment, resources and materials are set out on time and as per instructions.
  • Assist teacher with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils.  
  • Be aware of and support differences to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Provide clerical/admin support (e.g. typing, photocopying, display, collection and recording of money etc.)
  • Undertake basic record keeping in respect of pupil learning, behaviour management, child protection etc.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting.
  • Implement behaviour management programmes.
  • Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school.
  • Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings.
  • Manage classroom activities safely ensuring that the physical learning space and the resources in it are conducive to pupil learning.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of general education
  • Good numeracy and literature skills
  • Previous experience of working with children an advantage
  • Use basic technology (computer, video, photocopier)
  • Awareness of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality
  • Ability to manage the behaviour of young children in a calm and disciplined manner
  • Enthusiasm and interest in variety of activities
  • Ability to work professionally and respect confidentiality
  • Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly
  • Committed to Inclusive Education

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational skills
  • Flexibility and initiative
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sense of humour
  • Reliable and punctual

Desired qualifications

  • Successful candidate should hold minimum grade C / 4 in GCSE (or equivalent) in English and maths

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.

Things to consider

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 for your first wages to be paid.

Travel Information:

The role is based in the picturesque village of Kingsdown and is approximately a twenty-minute journey by bus from Deal town centre.

About the employer

At Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School, we believe in the concept of life long learning and the notion that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun! Through our teaching, we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.


Kingsdown & Ringwould C Of E Primary School


Glen Road


CT14 8DD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kent Training & Apprenticeships


Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard

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.

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This employer has requested all applicants to apply through Kent Training and Apprenticeships online application system – Therefore, to apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the online instructions.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Oct 2021