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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Riverhead Infants' School

To work with individuals or small groups of children under the direct supervision of teaching staff and provide feedback to the teacher. To assist the class teacher with all aspects of maintaining the class environment. To follow and implement safeguarding procedures. To undertake supervisory roles at playtimes and lunchtimes.

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Closing date: 31 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 to Friday, 8:45am to 3:15pm, term-time-only.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To work under the direction of a class teacher to support children’s learning
  • To be a proactive team member through establishing and maintaining positive relationships with all members of our school community
  • To support independent learning and the inclusion of all children
  • To ensure all safeguarding procedures are understood and followed and contribute to maintaining a safe environment
  • To support children’s social and emotional well-being
  • To respect confidentiality at all times
  • To attend relevant school meetings and training sessions when requested
  • To be flexible to provide support across the school when required, sometimes at short notice
  • To carry out playtime and lunchtime supervisory roles
  • To assist with educational trips

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have a willingness to learn and to be able to provide effective support
  • To be caring, patient and understanding
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great collaboration and teamwork skills

Personal qualities

  • To be calm and have patience, compassion and empathy
  • To have a positive outlook

Desired qualifications

None specified.

Future prospects

Further apprenticeships may be possible or on successful completion employment within a school environment.

Things to consider

This is a term-time-only position.

About the employer

Riverhead is a three-form intake infant school on the outskirts of the town of Sevenoaks. Our eco-friendly sedum-roofed building is set in beautiful grounds enabling our pupils to enjoy their learning both indoors and out.

We achieved an outstanding Ofsted report in January 2009 and have received numerous awards for our excellent practices. Our school is over-subscribed and well supported by parents and the local community.


Riverhead Infants' School


Worships Hill


TN13 2AS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Profile Development and Training


Ian Pearce 07554435343

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Standard
  • English and maths functional skills at level 2 if required
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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