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Teaching Assistant Apprentice Marden Primary School

Marden Primary Academy has an exceptional opportunity for a committed, enthusiastic and passionate Teaching Assistant (Apprentice) to join us as soon as possible. Becoming a member of the Marden Primary team will enable you to work with like-minded colleagues who share your goals and ambitions.

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

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Actual salary £9,080 (£12,500 full time equivalent)

  • Working week

    Working weeks: Monday - Friday, term time + 1 week inset Total hours per week: 31.25 (including the 20% training element of the apprenticeship) - start and finish times to be agreed.

    Total hours per week: 31.25

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide teaching support in small groups and where necessary work with individual pupils to the highest standards.
  • Assist the implementation of Individual Education Programmes for pupils and help monitor their progress.
  • Assist the teacher in monitoring progress by keeping a daily observation record and maintain special needs records as required.
  • To assist teachers in day to day classroom duties as required e.g. with preparation of the classroom, material and displays to ensure outstanding teaching.
  • To undertake specific duties identified by class teacher.
  • Reinforce the behaviour policy and aim to raise self-esteem and encourage independent working.
  • To assist with pupils who are unwell and provide basic first aid cover to the children on a rota basis at break times.
  • To participate in in-service training and attend staff meetings when appropriate.
  • To maintain a positive, supportive attitude within a team, to implement agreed school policies, aims and objectives and to promote the school ethos.
  • To do playground duty on a rota basis at break times.
  • Work with other professionals, such as Speech Therapists and Educational Psychologists, as necessary.
  • Undertake other duties from time to time as the Principal requires.
  • Set an excellent example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance.

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

  • Qualification: Teaching Assistant Level 3
  • Location: Marden Primary Academy
  • Working week:  Monday - Friday, Term Time + 1 week inset
  • Total hours per week: 31.25 (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship) - start and finish times to be agreed


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future prospects: This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising career within the wider business. We endeavour to offer further employment following successful performance and completion of the Level 3 course with future opportunities to extend your training with a higher level apprenticeship programme. We offer in-house Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced and efficient team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Creative, Passionate, Dedicated, Resilient


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A* - C/5 - 9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A* - C/5 - 9) Desired

About the employer

Working at Marden Primary Academy: Marden joined Leigh Academies Trust in September 2020. The academy serves the beautiful village community of Marden in Kent and has 40 pupils in each year group. Significant proposed housing development in the local area means that there is genuine potential for future expansion. Marden’s children are its biggest asset and they need leaders with grit, determination and passion to help provide them with a positive future. We are looking for a very special person as only the best will do for the children of Marden. Our successful candidate will be talented and a highly motivated leader with drive and commitment to excellence as well as strong interpersonal skills. You will be joining a supportive, committed and passionate team who work hard to ensure that all of our students achieve their potential.​​​​​​​


Marden Primary School


Goudhurst Road



TN12 9JX


Lauren Turner


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Using the link provided, please scroll to the bottom of the job advert and click 'Apply for Job'.

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

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2022