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Learning Support Apprentice Rainham School for Girls

The role will be to compliment the professional work of the teachers by assisting with and taking responsibility for certain learning activities within the class. This will involve assisting with planning, preparing and delivering sessions for both individual and small groups under the guidance of your teacher.

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

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2022

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: 08:30 - 15:45. Tuesday - Friday: 08:30 - 14:45. This will be term time only, 39 weeks per year.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

We are looking for enthusiastic apprentices to join our team at Rainham School for Girls. The role will be to compliment the professional work of the teachers by assisting with and taking responsibility for certain learning activities within the class.

Main duties:

  • Supervise and support pupils in a variety of learning and social contexts
  • Work with pupils both in and out of the classroom, individually or in small groups
  • Develop appropriate resources to support the pupils
  • Develop knowledge of the national curriculum subjects relevant
  • Develop a broad knowledge of additional educational needs and how teaching methods can be adapted to meet these needs
  • Develop and adapt resources to support the curriculum
  • Assist the class teacher and other professionals in the delivery of the curriculum
  • Undertake the additional tasks e.g. displays, photocopying etc. that have been removed from the teachers under the Work Force reform
  • Provide relevant feedback about pupils to the teacher
  • Take part in class and pupil planning meetings, as required
  • Prepare classroom equipment, work and resources and tidy, as appropriate
  • Actively support the behaviour strategies put in place by the teacher
  • Attend relevant in service training
  • Liaise and consult with other members of the team
  • To be aware of school procedures, especially those relation to Health & Safety and Child Protection
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Actively support the schools behaviour policy
  • Undertake duties falling in the remit of the post at the discretion of the Head Teacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work well as part of a team or as an individual
  • Professional and polite
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • High degree of confidentiality and sensitivity when dealing with students and their parents
  • Flexible
  • Resilient

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade 9-4 (A* - C) in English and maths
  • Post 16 education and some classroom experience would be an advantage

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 waiting for your first wages to be paid

Travel Information:

  • The nearest station is Rainham. From here, walk about 10 mins adjacent to Manor Farm (on Maidstone Road) Take Arriva Kent & Surrey Bus 116. (2-minute journey) Get off opposite Highfield Road. Walk about 9 mins to destination

About the employer

Rainham School for Girls represents a culture of high aspiration, high expectation and success. Our aim is to provide an outstanding learning experience for all students within a safe, disciplined and caring environment.

Throughout their educational career, students will be offered a vast range of opportunities to extend their knowledge and skills base in both curricular and extra-curricular activities in order to prepare them for their future careers and for life. Students will engage in a learning journey which will challenge and inspire them, one which will see them progress and grow into independent, confident, respectful young people.


Rainham School for Girls


Derwent Way



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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: 27 Oct 2022