Apprentice Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Marden Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2183-83S
  • Posted:14/07/2020
  • Pay:minimum £4.15 per hour
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:04/08/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 7th August


Marden Primary School is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant (Apprentice) to join their committed, enthusiastic Key Stage 1 team from September 2020. The successful candidates will undertake a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship. Whether you are a school leaver or more experienced Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant, this programme will offer you the chance to develop your skills and get ahead in your career.

The successful candidate would work 30 hours a week, with most of their time attached to a class. In addition, they would be trained to deliver interventions across the key stage.

The school will offer a rich development opportunity for the successful candidate. Your ideas, opinions and contribution will be valued and you will be encouraged to use your many talents to the full. 

The successful candidate will be a good role model for their pupils, acting with honesty and integrity at all times. You will take part in team meetings and contribute to planning and supporting class activities. You’ll promote Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours, and above all else you are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development. 

This role is offered as an 18-month apprenticeship contract and our successful candidates will work towards a nationally-recognised Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, delivered by Leigh Academies Trust Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Summary
Working weeks: Monday - Friday during Term Time
Total hours per week (on average): 30 hours per week (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme) 
Apprenticeship duration: 18 months
Programme delivery type: All modules are delivered as a combination of online learning which can be completed at your place of work, classroom sessions and contrasting work placements in schools
Start date: September 2020
Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard: Teaching Assistant
Positions available: 1
Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English

Future prospects: This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising career. We will endeavour to offer further employment following successful completion of the Level 3 course, with future opportunities to extend your training with a higher level apprenticeship programme. You’ll receive Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced student support team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Essential skills:

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in usual office applications
  • A genuine passion to work with children
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping

Whilst we would normally encourage visits to the school, we would welcome telephone enquiries and look forward to talking to you!


Information about the school

Marden Primary School is a village school of 265 pupils in a rural setting. We are a strong, enthusiastic and supportive staff team, committed to promoting high standards of learning for our children within our community. The nurturing and inclusive ethos begins with the belief that all can succeed and combines positive personal values with high expectations for all.

Please look on our website for further details about the school.

Marden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracy Thomas
  • Address:Goudhurst Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 9JX
  • Telephone: (01622) 831393
  • Email: office@marden.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01622) 832058


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.