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Teaching Assistant

Job description

The challenging and varied role of a Teaching Assistant is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of children and step in to the education sector.

As a Teaching Assistant, your role may vary from day to day, and can included 121 support for pupils with Special Education Needs, delivering maths and English booster sessions for small groups or general classroom duties, assisting the teacher in setting up activities and general admin tasks.

What will a typical day look like?

Your expectations will depend on your experience, training and level of qualification. 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.

 

Salary Expectations

You will typically earn a minimum of GBP57 per day, but this may increase depending upon experience and type of Teacher Support work undertaken. Working as a Teaching Assistant through Teaching Personnel, you will be paid weekly.

Job title can be known as:

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

 

Working hours

The working hours will depend purely on the role you undertake, but is usually limited to around 35 hours per week inline with school opening times. Being on a Supply basis, you will choose to accept any bookings or placements offered, so will choose your own days of work.

Qualification

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

Typically, we seek one of the following:

  • BA Special Educational Needs, Disability & Inclusion
  • BA Early Childhood Studies
  • BA Education Studies
  • CACHE Level  2 / 3 Teaching Assistant
  • 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.

Skills

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

For more information, or to discuss Teaching Assistant roles in your area, please call the North Yorkshire Primary team on 01482 908010, or send your CV directly through this advert.

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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.


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