Teaching Assistant (Apprenticeship), Kent

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Leigh UTCKent

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Actual salary of £13,603 based on Term Time + 1 week (FTE £16,157)
Contract term: Permanent

The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a motivated and engaging individual who will join us as a Teaching Assistant as soon as possible. Our successful candidate will provide support for pupils who have a range of specific needs, an opportunity to make a real difference to their development. Applicants should be adaptable, personable and committed to providing an excellent service on behalf of the school and wider Trust, and above all else our appointed candidate will have a positive work ethic and can-do attitude. 

If you're as excited by this opportunity as we are, we'd love to hear from you!

This role is offered as an 18-month apprenticeship contract and our successful candidate will work towards a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification. 

Apprenticeship Summary

  • Annual wage:  £16,157 full-time equivalent, actual annual salary £13,603
  • Working weeks:  Monday - Friday throughout the full year
  • Total hours per week: 37 (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship) - start and finish times to be agreed
  • Apprenticeship duration:  18 months
  • Anticipated start date:  March 2020
  • Apprenticeship level:  Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Apprenticeship standard:  Teaching Assistant
  • Positions:  1 available
  • Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English (desirable)

Future prospects:  This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and 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!

You'll receive training, support and guidance throughout the course from a variety of people at The Leigh UTC and from the wider Trust.  

Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities initially for Key Stages 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that is emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this.  Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners.  Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment check



More about The Leigh UTC
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: The Bridge Development, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1322 626 600
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The Leigh UTC opened in 2014 and is part of Leigh Academies Trust.  Sponsors include University of Greenwich, Bluewater, Eurostar and Kenard Engineering.  The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curricu...