Teaching Assistant Apprentice Kennet School Academies Trust

Kennet School are looking for apprentice teaching assistants to join their busy and vibrant learning community within the physically disabled or hearing-impaired resource team. Through training and mentoring you will learn to promote the personal development and learning of pupils to make the best use of all available educational opportunities.

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Closing date: 17 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,923.20 to £17,609.80

    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, 32.5 per week, 9:00am-3:30pm - Monday-Friday.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Under the direction of the head of the physically disabled resource, work with individuals and small groups of children, including those on the special educational needs register, within a classroom situation to ensure each pupil has the maximum access to all learning activities
  • Under the direction of teaching staff contribute strategies to support teaching and learning for securing best outcomes and promoting pupil independence
  • Ensure pupils receive regular and constructive feedback with regards to their progress
  • Liaise with other departments and staff as necessary to promote learning
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils outside the classroom, including accompanying teaching staff on educational trips and visits
  • Attend staff meetings and INSET
  • Uphold and actively support the school's policies and procedures demonstrating a commitment to safeguarding of pupils

The training you will be getting

  • The Teaching Assistant Level 3 (A level) Standard is delivered through live, tutor led remote training half a day a month alongside 1-1 training, reviews and guided study
  • English and maths Functional Skills Level 2 if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Kennet School encourage on-going training and personal development to all their team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Confidentiality, Enthusiasm, Calm Under Pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 /C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates will need to complete an enhanced DBS.

About the employer

At Kennet School, we are unapologetically focused on securing the very best life chances for all our pupils. As an outstanding school we pride ourselves on highly skilled teachers and support staff working together to delivery an exceptional experience for the whole community. We believe Kennet School pupils leave with, not only the strongest results possible, but as well rounded individuals who can confidently carve their own path ahead. Ofsted rate us as Outstanding (May 2016). We value health at the heart of education and believe our pupils deserve the very best opportunities to consider the personal options they have and their contribution to the wider health of our community. Our 'Healthy Us, Health Me' ethos covers physical, social, emotional and mental well-being and extends not just to our pupils, but to our staff and wider community also. Our overall aim is to ensure pupil achievement is at the heart of what we do setting high targets and ensuring the classroom is the priority mechanism for ensuring pupils thrive through their learning. At Kennet School there is no place for a lack of ambition or complacency and we work together as a community to deliver the very best life chances for pupils from the very first day they start to their final day in Sixth Form. We are proud of our past pupils and welcome many of them back for a whole range of experiences they provide for our current pupils and are always keen to remain in touch. Kennet School is a vibrant work place and we celebrate our broad curriculum led by subject specialists who are passionate about their subject and able to inspire our pupils.


Kennet School Academies Trust


Kennet School

Stoney Lane


RG19 4LL

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Rachel Eaves


07922 426414

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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