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Science Graduates - Future Teachers Programme

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Graduate Teaching Assistant - Science - Future Teachers Programme

Teaching Personnel are currently recruiting Science graduates ahead of September 2019 who are considering a career in secondary teaching in the future.

Teaching Personnel's Future Teachers Programme allows graduates to explore a career in education prior to formal training. Whilst in this scheme, graduates can expect to develop their confidence and gain a broader insight into the responsibilities of a teacher.

This programme involves working as a teaching assistant on a 12 month basis (from September 2019) within our client schools located across the Tyne and Wear, prior to beginning a teacher training programme in September 2020.

We are currently seeking Science graduates as there is a particular shortage in this area. If you are considering a career in education but are not ready to commit to your application just yet, this scheme is ideal for you.

** Applicants must hold a degree in Science 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 a training school
  • Places available across the whole of the Tyne and Wear area, including South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham
  • Opportunities for all graduates pursuing a career in Secondary Education
  • Great rates of pay-up to £1000 a month for the first 12 months whilst gaining essential and invaluable experience as a teaching assistant

Throughout the Future Teachers placement you will initially work as a teaching assistant whereby you will work on-site and support pupils in a range of areas and subjects. This will be a full time role where you will undertake a variety of tasks and activities that will give you an understanding of 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 of identified pupils.
  • SEN support where you can work alongside pupils with Special Educational Needs.
  • Assistance with planning and preparation of lessons alongside teachers to upskill you in this area.

If you are interested in being considered for this role or to find out about any other opportunities we may have please get in touch with Leyla on 0191 223 5074 or via email at

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs 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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