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Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Graduate Teaching Assistant trainee scheme – Catholic Schools focus

Have you recently graduated and considering a career in education?

Are you unsure on were in education you see yourself in the future?

Are you looking for hands on experience, support and training to secure a placement in a Primary school to gain valuable career defining experience towards a PGCE or other relevant qualification?

Then Teaching Personnel’s graduate Teaching Assistant scheme may be just what you are looking for! Teaching Personnel have recently secured an arrangement with the large Diocese within East London; Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Enfield, Barking & Dagenham and Newham. This agreement sees Teaching Personnel tasked with supplying their staff across the board with a number of vacancies, some currently available include:

  • General TA KS1
  • General TA KS2
  • Early Years Assistant and Nursery Nurse
  • 1:1 additional SEN support

No experience? Not a problem!

  • The Diocese is looking to support inexperienced staff by providing a selection of candidates the relevant experience and training to secure a post in either one of their schools or one of the many other schools Teaching Personnel is working with through a mixture of CPD, sit down talks with experienced Head Teachers and experience days provided with full feedback and referencing that proves invaluable in securing work!

Not Catholic? Not a problem!

  • The Diocese are looking for people who can uphold the ethos of the Diocese with this being covered in the Head Teacher talk provided in the program
  • Catholic schools are diverse and inclusive, 51 % of Teachers in Catholic schools are Catholic.
  • 67 % of pupils at Catholic schools are Catholic

Why Catholic schools?

  • In terms of overall effectiveness, Ofsted judged 74.7% of Catholic primary schools to be good or outstanding. At GCSE, Catholic schools outperform the national average by 5%


This is a fantastic opportunity for eager, determined and hardworking graduates to secure the vital experience needed to specialise in an area of support such as a Learning Support Assistant or to bolster an application for a teaching training program this September.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter or call 0207 593 3071 for more details!

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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