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General Teaching Assistant

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Job description

Are you a qualified / experienced Teaching Assistant? 

Are you looking for flexible work and a better work life balance? 

Register with Teaching Personnel!

As a supply Teaching Assistant, your role will often vary from day to day, and can included 1:1 support for pupils with Special Education Needs, delivering Numeracy and Literacy booster sessions for small groups or general classroom duties, assisting the teacher in setting up activities and general admin tasks.

Job titles vary and you may also be known as a:

  • Learning Support Assistant
  • 1:1 SEN Support worker
  • SEN Specialist
  • Behaviour Mentor
  • GTA / General Teaching Assistant
  • Classroom Assistant
  • HLTA / Higher Level Teaching Assistant

What will a working day look like?

Depending on your availability, you may visit a visit a few different schools each week. Your duties will depend on your experience, training and TA status. Generally, your duties may include (but not be limited to)

  • Delivering tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
  • Ensuring that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • Supporting the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
  • Supporting the teacher in managing challenging pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour
  • Listening to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
  • Helping with the planning of some lessons
  • Carrying out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources
  • Creating art displays of pupils' artwork
  • With experience, you might be able to take on a specialism such as literacy, numeracy or SEN.


  • Working as a Teaching Assistant through Teaching Personnel, you will receive a daily rate, which will be paid weekly.
  • The daily rate will vary between GBP60 and GBP71 depending on your level of experience and the demands or the role.

Working hours

The working hours will depend purely on the supply assignments you chose to accept, but is usually limited to around 35 hours per week inline with school opening times.

Once registered with Teaching Personnel you will receive access to an online diary where you can update your availability to fit around your other commitments.


Although entry routes into Teaching Assistant roles are varied, you'll need a combination of relevant experience and qualifications.

Typically, employers seek one of the following:

  • BA Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion
  • BA Early Childhood Studies
  • BA Education Studies
  • CACHE Level 2 / 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 / 3 Childcare

To work with children, young people and vulnerable groups, you will need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


You'll need to show:

  • good communication and listening skills
  • the ability to build and maintain rapport with adults and children
  • calmness under pressure and when dealing with challenging or confrontational behaviour
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • You may also need relevant language skills depending on the service users and communities you support.

Work experience

You'll need relevant work experience with children in an Educational setting. This can be either in a paid or voluntary capacity. You may also be able to find experience in:

  • children's homes
  • family community centres
  • nurseries and schools

Teaching Personnel are working exclusively with a number of Schools across York and surrounding areas, supporting them daily with day to day supply cover as well as longer term and permanent roles. Whether you are looking for long term or flexible work, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for! 

For more information, or to discuss Teaching Assistant roles in your area, please call Kerry Fowler at the Hull and Lincoln SEN Team on 01482 908020.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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