Teaching Assistant - Aspiring Teacher
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Would you like to gain experience in the classroom? Are you looking at a career in teaching?
Teaching assistants support teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom. In secondary schools, teaching assistants are often known as learning support assistants.
The roles and responsibilities of teaching assistants are varied and differ between schools. Your job can include:
getting the classroom ready for lessons
listening to children read, reading to them or telling them stories
helping children who need extra support to complete tasks
helping teachers to plan learning activities and complete records
supporting teachers in managing class behaviour
supervising group activities
looking after children who are upset or have had accidents
clearing away materials and equipment after lessons
helping with outings and sports events
taking part in training
carrying out administrative tasksTo support pupils with particular individual needs, some teaching assistants work one-to-one, while others work in small groups. Many schools employ teaching assistants with particular specialisms, including literacy, numeracy, special educational needs (SEN), music and creative arts. If you are bilingual, you might do more work with children whose first language is not English.
Experienced and specially-trained teaching assistants can be expected to supervise a class for a teacher who is off sick or undertaking training. While every class must be allocated a qualified teacher, higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) would be expected occasionally to lead a lesson.
The Nuts and Bolts:
Graduate Learner Support Assistant / Teaching Assistant
£60 to £75 daily rate
School hours 08h30 to 15h30The Red Tape:
You need to be eligible to work in the UK
Have your National Insurance number
Provide recent and relevant references
Have a valid DBS/police check - if you do not possess a current DBS you will need to apply and we will guide you with the processApplications are open and we are actively recruiting now in anticipation of the re-opening of schools