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Graduate Teaching Assistant – Future Teachers Programme

Teaching Personnel are working alongside Primary Schools in the South Manchester area to help give graduates who are considering a career in teaching the opportunity to gain vital experience during the next academic year.

The Programme allows graduates to build up vital experience in a Primary school in order to better prepare themselves to take on their PGCE if a career in teaching is something that they have in mind.

This programme involves working as a Teaching Assistant in a Primary school for the academic year – the role will involve working across different year groups, with different needs and generally building up experience within education

*** 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 SCITT programme at an Outstanding training school
  • Over 20 places available across the whole of South Manchester including Sale, Altrincham, Stretford and Urmston
  • Opportunities for all graduates pursuing a career in primary education
  • Paid GBP9.50-GBP11.50 per hour, for the first 12 months whilst gaining essential and invaluable experience as a teaching assistant

Throughout the Future Teachers 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 across all Key Stages and subjects including foundation and core subjects. This will be a full time role with an allocated school in Trafford 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;

  • One to one booster sessions/interventions where you will raise pupil attainment
  • SEN support where you can work alongside pupils with Special Educational Needs
  • In-class support to enhance pupils learning experience
  • Assistance with planning and preparation of lessons alongside teachers to upskill you in this area
  • HLTA role where you will experience covering lessons (PPA) and classroom management

For immediate consideration all graduates or those coming to the end of their degrees are encouraged to send an updated CV to or contact the Manchester South Primary Team of Teaching Personnel for further information

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.

Teaching Personnel 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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