Teaching Assistant Apprentice at Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School

We are looking for a teaching assistant apprentice to support the teacher to enable every child to learn and develop within the school setting. You will support the children with their learning, focusing particularly on their reading, writing and maths.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note that your initial hourly rate will be £5.28 per hour. As this is a term time only position, you will receive a pro-rata amount of the advertised annual salary.

    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

    30 hours per week term time only 08:45-15:45 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will be supporting the children in a class with their learning, either as groups, on a 1:1 basis with a child as directed by the class teacher.

The key responsibilities will be to:

  • Support the children with their learning, focusing particularly on their reading, writing and maths.
  • Listen to children read, reading to them or telling them stories.
  • Help children who need extra support to complete tasks.
  • To motivate and encourage children and model positive behaviour.
  • Help with class activities including trips and whole school events.
  • To support a child with their personal development.
  • Looking after children who are upset or have had accidents.
  • Clearing away materials and equipment after lessons.
  • Taking part in training where appropriate.

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

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship standard:
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment
  • Work based and tutor supported online training
  • https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/teaching-assistant-v1-1 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There may be an opportunity to become a TA within the federation, subject to vacancies.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Able to relate to children, Able to engage children, Have a professional manner, Have a 'can do' attitude, Able to use initiative, Have a sense of humour


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-4 or A* to C (or predicted)) Essential

Things to consider

Each day will be different. There will be times where you are working with children outside, in the woods or standing up in the classroom.

About the employer

We are at the heart of our community of beautiful Wealden villages of Goudhurst and Kilndown in Kent and have seven classes of 30 children aged 4-11 years. Our school is a caring, happy place and we know this comes from our Christian values as a Church of England school which underpin everything we do. We are an inclusive school and welcome children of all abilities, backgrounds and faiths. We work hard to build a partnership with all our parents and keep in mind the child’s well-being and progress in their education in everything we do. Our school was judged by OFSTED to be “Outstanding” in all areas of the inspection framework and we are very proud of this achievement. In February 2016 we also became a National Support School and we are committed to helping local schools and colleagues bring about rapid school improvement.


Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School


6 Beaman Close



TN17 1DZ

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Training provider



Ian Pearce


Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

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