Learning Support Assistant Humanities

Recruiter
Edustaff
Location
Solihull
Salary
£15000/annum £15000 per year
Posted
15 Jun 2017
Closes
15 Jul 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Humanities Graduate Learning Support Assistant – Solihull Secondary School – Starts September

Do you hold a humanities based degree, ideally in history or geography, from a leading university with either a 1st or 2:1 classification?

Are you looking to gain experience in a classroom as a Learning Support Assistant as a means to support your application to study a PGCE or similar route in to teaching?

Do you have the potential skills and ability to transfer your passion and knowledge to school pupils of all abilities?

***History/Geography graduate – 1st or 2:1
***Full Time position during term time
***£55-65 per day
***Learning Support/Teaching Assistant
***Birmingham Secondary School

My client school, based in south Birmingham, is looking to recruit a high achieving humanities graduate to work as a Learning Support/Teaching Assistant across their department. The school is a larger than average secondary school with pupils aged between the 11 and 19; it has a fantastic reputation of achievement in the local catchment area and is always over-subscribed.

The successful Graduate Learning Support Assistant will spend the majority of their time working with GCSE pupils but there will be a requirement to work with A Level classes, depending on the degree specialism and knowledge of the candidate. Due to the subjects on the curriculum it is essential that your degree will be in, or centred around, geography or history. Knowledge of RE and sociology on top of your specialism will of course be put to good use in the department.

As a Graduate LSA/TA you will be there to support the class teacher in any given topic, helping students grasp theories and gain a better understanding of set learning objectives. In this varying role there will be time spent working with smaller groups, who may have difficulties in a given area as well as developing gifted and talented pupils.

This really is a varied role and requires patience, understanding and a desire to get the best out of all the pupils you’re in contact with. Flexibility and hard work really is the key to becoming a successful Learning Support Assistant. Much of your experience will be put to good use on your path to become a qualified teacher.

If you’re committed to a future in education and would like to put your humanities knowledge to good use, then please email a copy of your r CV to Patrick at Edustaff today