Teaching Assistant - Smile Academy

Smile Education Recruitment
14 Feb 2019
02 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a recent graduate who is tempted by teaching? Do you require in school experience as a Teaching Assistant before applying for your PGCE?

Do you want to ‘earn while you learn’?

If YES, The Smile Academy could be your answer...

Smile Education are excited to launch the Smile Academy - a dedicated programme for graduates seeking their first step on the teaching ladder with schools throughout Coventry & Warwickshire.

Our academy model is simple – if you hold a 2:1 or higher degree coupled with the enthusiasm, drive and determination to make a genuine difference in the classroom, then we will assist by listening to the requirements of our client schools and beginning the introduction process. This is a great chance for you to work as a Teaching Assistant in a school and begin your journey.

The Smile Academy application process involves three stages:

1) Send your CV and covering letter to the Smile Team

2) If you meet our initial requirements, you will be invited to a meeting with your designated consultant at Smile who will discuss your degree, CV, and your career plans

3) Your consultant will liaise with hiring schools to find the perfect match for you and organise appointments to visit the school

From here, your paid placement as a Teaching Assistant will be confirmed by the Smile Team and you will receive confirmation of your responsibilities, pay rate as well as days & times of work (usually Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm).

Roles available include:

- Teaching Assistant - Subject Specific
- Teaching Assistant - General
- One to One Learning Support Assistant
- SEN / EAL Intervention Support
- Academic Coach
- Cover Supervisor

Once you have accepted your placement, you will benefit from:

- Initial Training – Safeguarding, Prevent, Behaviour Management and SEN
- Access to a resource portal and online training
- Ongoing personal development – termly training days
- Smile Academy point of contact and mentoring
- WhatsApp group with other graduates to share experiences
- Social event invites
- Introductions to schools throughout Coventry & Warwickshire who can provide future teacher training

If you are already of the mindset that teaching is a career for you and you want to start your introduction the school life as a Teaching Assistant then apply to the Smile Academy now with your CV and covering letter.

Smile Education is committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications

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