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Apprentice Teaching Assistant for 1:1 and Small Group Support - Great Chart Kent County Council

Support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children to ensure they attain the targets set under their individual educational programmes. To share in the corporate responsibility for the wellbeing and discipline of all pupils. Ability to maintain confidentiality essential. Come and join our team.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual salary is pro rata based on hours and working weeks. This equates to £6680.16 yearly or £557 per month. You will be paid for 39 working weeks per year, plus 5 weeks holiday entitlement. This includes 5 paid staff development days.

    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 – Friday 8.20am – 3.20pm. A 20-minute morning break & 30-minute lunch break is allowed for each day, unpaid. You will be paid for 39 working weeks per year, plus 5 weeks holiday entitlement. This includes 5 paid staff development days.

    Total hours per week: 30.83

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We offer lots of opportunity to develop and enhance your skills through training and working within our very professional staff team. We have a strong commitment to professional development and support.  Our school is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and we have a commitment to school improvement.  The school is modern and well resourced, with motivated children, strong SLT support and a valued whole school team.  The staff at Great Chart work as a team, supporting each other.  There are excellent teaching facilities and a very friendly atmosphere. 

  • To work under the direction and guidance of the Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager, and class teachers to assist in the educational and social development of pupils. To promote positive behaviour patterns, raise pupils' self-esteem and improve independent working.
  • To participate in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes for pupils as designed by the Inclusion Manager and teaching staff. Duties include monitoring the progress of pupils and writing professional notes at the end of each day.
  • To provide support within an individual pupil, group or class situation, in accordance with programmes outlined within a provision plan focusing on raising standards and achievement.
  • Work with individual programmes devised by other professionals, e.g. speech therapists, occupational therapists, as necessary for individuals or groups of children
  • To assist teachers with observation and monitoring of the progress of pupils, maintaining accurate records, in order to ensure documentation of all interventions.
  • Supervise at playtime on a rota basis to ensure the continued safety of the children, under the jurisdiction of the teacher on duty who will be in overall charge.
  • Supervision at lunchtime to ensure the continued safety of the children.
  • Preparation of some teaching and display materials.
  • Support the pupils in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher to enable pupils’ progress towards their targets.  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.) and undertake basic recording keeping in respect of pupil learning, behaviour management, child protection etc. as directed in order to support the teacher deliver the specific learning programmes set for each child.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting all concerns to an appropriate person to ensure pupils’ wellbeing.
  • Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school and appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals to enable the school fulfil its development plans etc.
  • Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings (within contracted hours) as required to ensure own continuing professional development. Attendance at the 5 Development Days is compulsory and the contract offered includes payment for this.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Advanced Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment
  • Workbased training delivery, with no college day release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Candidate will be able to apply for any TA vacancies the school has at the end of their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Able to use own initiative, Able to work independently, Able to motivate and inspire, Work calmly under pressure, Adapt quickly and effectively, Accurate record keeping, Able to supervise at playtime, Use IT competently, Ability to relate to children, Ability to relate to adults, Good influencing skills, Encourage pupils to interact, Be socially responsible


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A to C or 9 to 4, or predicted) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A to C or 9 to 4, or predicted) Desired
Other Good standard of general education (Grade Maths & verbal English skills) Desired

About the employer

Primary school providing education to 420 pupils aged between 4 and 11.


Kent County Council


Great Chart Primary School

Hoxton Close


TN23 5LB

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Training provider



Ian Pearce

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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