May 23, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Leigh Academy Tonbridge is seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant (Apprentice) to join their support team from September 2023
Actual salary £10,799 per annum (£12,500 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
37 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset
Closing Date
June 05, 2023


Leigh Academy Tonbridge is seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant (Apprentice) to join their support team from September 2023. Our appointed candidate will receive fantastic training and development opportunities from the off-set with scope to positively influence our students’ learning.

In the role of Teaching Assistant, our successful candidate will implement structured learning activities/teaching programmes and support pupils in accessing learning activities under the guidance of the class teacher. You will also provide feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement in order for pupils to realise their full potential and manage classroom activities safely ensuring that the physical learning space and the resources within this space are conducive to pupil learning.

Main responsibilities include:​​​​​​

  • To contribute to facilitating student access to the education system, assessing and supporting achievement and monitoring progress towards EHCP/ILP objectives;
  • To provide practical and developmental assistance to the line manager in the academy in catering for the educational and personal welfare needs of students;
  • As far as possible, to ensure a safe working environment for staff and students.

The basis of the role is fixed term for the duration of the apprenticeship (12-18 months approximately). Our successful candidates will work towards a nationally-recognised Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, delivered by LAT Apprenticeships.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Apprenticeship Summary

Annual wage:  Actual salary £10,799 per annum (£12,500 full time equivalent)
Working weeks:  Monday - Friday, Term Time + 1 week inset
Total hours per week: 37 (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship) - start and finish times to be agreed
Apprenticeship duration: 12-18 months approx.
Anticipated start date:  As soon as possible
Apprenticeship level:  Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard:  Teaching Assistant​​​​​​​
Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English

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!

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