Graduate Teaching Assistant / Aspiring Teacher, Waterlooville

Prospero Teaching
Waterlooville, UK
27 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Prospero Teaching currently recruiting graduates ahead of September 2019 who are considering a career in Secondary or special needs teaching.

Our programme allows you not only to secure employment as a teaching assistant following the completion of your degree, but it is a clear and concise pathway onto a school based initial teacher training programme. This programme allows you to gain the necessary experience required to be confident and successful when you do decide to begin your teacher training.

This programme involves working as a teaching assistant on a 12 month basis (from September 2019) within our client schools located in Waterlooville, Portsmouth, Southampton prior to beginning your teacher training programme in September 2020 at one of the Good or Outstanding Secondary Schools that we work with.

** Applicants must hold a degree or be in the process of completing your degree (final year) and be looking to pursue a career in education ***

**Full time Graduate teaching assistant role for 12 months - Followed by introduction to a schools direct programme at an Outstanding training school
**Over 20 places available across the whole of Waterlooville, Portsmouth & Southampton
**Opportunities for all graduates pursuing a career in education
**Paid up to £1400 a month for the first 12 months whilst gaining essential and invaluable experience as a teaching assistant

Throughout the placement you will initially work within a teaching assistant capacity whereby you will work on-site at one of our client schools and support pupils in a range of areas and subjects (predominately your subject specialism). This will be a full time role with an allocated school in Waterlooville, Southampton or Portsmouth where you will undertake a variety of tasks and activities that will give you a good understanding as to the role of a teacher. A significant proportion of these tasks and activities will also benefit your subject knowledge as you will focus on raising pupil attainment, supporting special needs pupils, covering classes, assisting with planning, preparing lessons and developing schemes of work.

Responsibilities within the graduate teaching assistant role include providing;

**Cover Supervisor work where you will experience covering lessons and classroom management
**One to one specific tuition/interventions where you will utilise your subject knowledge to raise pupil attainment
**SEN support where you can work alongside pupils with Special Educational Needs
**In-class support in your specialist subject to enhance pupils learning experience
**Assistance with planning and preparation of lessons alongside teachers to upskill you in this area.


**Location - Waterlooville, Hampshire
**Position - Graduate Teaching Assistant / Aspiring Teacher
**Type of work - Support in classroom and cover for lessons
**Contract or position start date - 4th September 2019
**Duration / Likely Duration - Permanent
**Contract type (temp/perm/temp to perm) - Permanent
**Full time/part time - Full time
**Minimum rate of pay - Minimum rate £1400 per month
**Hours - 8:30 am - 3pm


**Hold a degree or in process of finishing your last year
**Minimum 1 year teaching experience in the UK (Desirable)
**Up to date Safeguarding training issued in the last year


**Hold Right to Work in the UK
**Hold an enhanced child barred list DBS certificate registered with the online update service or be willing to process a new application
**Provide two professional child related references


If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a copy of your up to date CV. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Prospero Teaching is acting as an employment business/education recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy. The successful candidate will be required to register with Prospero Teaching in order to fill this vacancy.

Prospero Teaching is able to offer the successful candidate:

Free, accredited continued professional development courses including safeguarding and behaviour management
In-house Training and Development Team
For immediate consideration all graduates or those coming to the end of their degrees are encouraged to send an updated CV to Ben via email on

If you have a friend who you think would be interested in this vacancy then please refer them to us and you could earn £150 from our Refer a Friend scheme.

Prospero is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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