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Teaching Assistant (TA)

GBP325 - GBP375 per week

Year 1* Year 2 * Year 3 * High Wycombe* Year 4 * Year 5 * Year 6* Key Stage 1 * Key Stage 2* *KS2 Teacher *Burnham * Slough * Buckinghamshire * Slough TA* Bucks * SL1 *SL7 *HP9 * HP11

Also known as classroom assistants, TA’s support learning activities in schools. The work involves supporting children individually or in small groups. Generally, TA’s work exclusively with pupils with special educational needs (SEN) or those pupils who may have a range of learning and/or behavioural difficulties. You would be required to work term time only from Monday to Friday and the hours would typically be from 8.30am until 3.30pm.

What the role requires:

  • An understanding of the TA role assisting and supervising pupils on tasks and the expected outcomes of individual activities within the allocated timescale
  • To be calm under pressure, adaptable and enthusiastic
  • To be compassionate and have a positive attitude
  • Good listening skills and to be sensitive to students’ individuals needs
  • Positive behaviour management skills
  • Understanding of SEN in education
  • Knowledge of a range of learning support needs

What you will be doing:

  • Making sure pupils that you support can engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • Supporting with Literacy and Maths and helping to explain how to apply what they have learnt in lesson
  • Providing supervision during break/lunch times as required
  • Listening to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
  • Guiding and monitoring pupil progress
  • Undertaking a variety of duties that free up a teacher's time, such as preparing the classroom

For the role ideally you should aim to have basic literacy and numeracy skills (GCSE or equivalent, in Maths and English) but this is not always required if you have previously worked with children in an educational setting.

If you would like to apply or know more please contact Luca on 0118 3271585 or email your CV to

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 date.

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