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Apprentice Teaching Assistant Tunbury Primary School

As a Teaching Assistant you will work across all areas of the school and curriculum. You will need to be personable, well-spoken and engaging with your approach to working with the students. Providing feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement in order for them to realise their full potential.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £177.97

    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

    Term-time only. 8.30am - 4.00pm daily, with 2 additional hours to be worked flexibly. 30 minutes lunch break (paid). 20% paid time during working hours to complete learning.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001818284

  • Positions

    2 available

An ideal path to a career in education, don’t miss out on applying for this role as a Teaching Assistant at thriving primary school in Walderslade.

The role will involve supporting both individuals as well as working within small groups of children. You will be passionate about your work, always willing to go the extra mile to support your colleagues.

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

  • Support the teacher in behaviour management and keeping pupils on task
  • Ensure children attain the targets set under their individual educational programmes.
  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe working environment.
  • Be aware of and support differences to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting.
  • Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school.
  • Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy. 
  • Work with individuals or small groups of pupils under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher
  • Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils
  • Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  • Prepare and clear up learning environment and resources, including photocopying, filing and the display and presentation of pupils work and contribute to maintaining a safe environment.
  • Record basic pupil data
  • Support children’s learning through play
  • Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
  • Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  • Support pupils in using basic ICT
  • Invigilate exams and tests
  • Assist with pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.
  • Physically assist pupils in activities (may involve lifting, where mobility is an issue)
  • Assist with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist / teacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of general education.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills (these will be tested during the selection process).
  • 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 an advantage.
  • 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

  • Hard-working, honest, dependable and self-motivated
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality record
  • Smart appearance
  • Good sense of humour
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Enthusiastic and innovative
  • A team player
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy
  • Good influencing skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible

Desired qualifications

  • Level 1 or 2 Diploma (or equivalent) with proficient practical skills
  • GCSE grades 9-4 (A* to C) in Maths and English or equivalent qualifications in these subjects

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

Interview -

  • 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 - 

  • Nearest Railway station: Chatham
  • Bus 176 to Walderslade
  • 18 min (19 stops) · Platform C · Stop ID: chadamt Foresters Close. Then 4 min walk

About the employer

Tunbury Primary School is a large, thriving primary school in Walderslade, educating 600 children between the ages of 4 and 11.  

Tunbury is a safe, nurturing and inclusive school community where everyone is respected and valued. We inspire our children to be successful, independent life-long learners. The school has 21 classes and is set in spacious grounds within the leafy suburbs of Walderslade, Kent. Our children are happy, well-motivated and very keen to learn. The Tunbury staff team is welcoming, supportive and positive about making a difference.

Employer

Tunbury Primary School

Address

Tunbury Avenue

Chatham

ME5 9HY

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Training

Training provider

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

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

Contact

Kent Training and Apprenticeships Business Support Team 0800 731 4297 KT&A@kent.gov.uk

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard. It may be necessary for you to complete Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT – subject to previous achieved grades.

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: 30 Jun 2022