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Whichever teaching assistant specialism you choose we’ve got the experience to help you find the right job. As the UK’s leading education recruitment agency, we place teaching staff in over 5,000 schools across the country. Operating from 80 branches, we’re able to source roles that are local to you or look into finding exciting positions in a new area.

Teaching Assistants are essential to the education system - just look at how they were the hidden heroes during lockdown - and at Teaching Personnel we want to make sure they get the recognition they deserve. That’s why we’ve launched National Teaching Assistant’s Day, to celebrate the Teaching Assistants working in early years, secondary schools and special needs.

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Have you taken a break from teaching?

Is it time for a return to teaching? Whatever reason took you away from the classroom Teaching Personnel want to get you back to what you love doing. Since 1996, we’ve helped Teaching Assistants find work in UK classrooms and have provided extra support to those who’ve hit pause on their teaching career. We’ll catch you up with any regulation changes, seek out flexible working options and make sure your transition back to teaching is as seamless as possible.

What qualifications do you need to be a Teaching Assistant?

If you’re looking to start your Teaching Assistant career there are a few things you need to know first. Though you don’t need a degree to become a Teaching Assistant, each school will have its own criteria. Some schools will provide all the training but will require you to be educated up to GCSE-level with a C grade in Maths and English. For senior teaching assistant roles, you’ll likely need a formal qualification and considerable experience in childcare or education.

  • Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant Diploma
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Teaching Assistant Certificate
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in School

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Shortlist Cover Supervisor
  • Location Camborne
  • Sector Secondary
  • Description Cover Supervisors Required – Camborne Work in Camborne SchoolsFull time or Part time roles availableWeekly, competitive payRefer a Friend bonusAn easy to use online diary Teaching Personnel are
Shortlist Supply Teacher
  • Location Camborne
  • Sector Secondary
  • Description Teaching Personnel are currently looking for secondary qualified Teachers to work on day to day supply and long term vacancies that we have. If you are a Teacher with previous experience of teaching
Shortlist Supply Teacher
  • Location Cornwall
  • Sector Secondary
  • Description Supply Teacher Part time – Full time Day to day – Long term Helston – Penzance Teaching Personnel are currently working with a high amount of secondary schools across West Cornwall
Shortlist Behaviour Support Assistant
  • Location Leeds
  • Sector Primary
  • Description A primary school in Horsforth are looking for a TA to occupy a Behaviour Support role across a number of yeargroups until at least Christmas 2020. If you are experienced in dealing with
Shortlist Primary Intervention Teacher
  • Location Wakefield
  • Sector Primary
  • Description Are you a primary teacher with knowledge and experience delivering small group intervention to KS2 pupils? Start date – October 2020 -June 2021Location – KirkleesPay rate - GBP120 -
Shortlist Athro Cynradd
  • Location Caerphilly
  • Sector Primary
  • Description Mae Teaching Personnel yn galw am athro neu athrawes sydd yn edrych i weithio mewn ysgolion cyfrwng Cymraeg ar sail cyflenwi, rhan amser neu llawn amser o fewn ardaloedd De-Ddwyrain Cymru  
Shortlist Sports Coach
  • Location Chorley
  • Sector Special Needs
  • Description Are you a sports coach with experience of working with children and young adults? Are you looking to gain experience of working within a school setting, particularly an SEN school? Teaching Personnel
Shortlist Youth Worker
  • Location Blackburn
  • Sector Special Needs
  • Description Experienced Youth or Community Support Worker to work in a Pupil Referral Unit Working knowledge of meeting the emotional, social and mental health needs of young people Desire to take a supporting
Shortlist Year 3 Teacher
  • Location Burnley
  • Sector Primary
  • Description Year 3 Teacher Teaching Personnel are looking to recruit an experienced Year 3 Teacher to work on a full-time basis within a ‘Good’ Primary School in Burnley
Shortlist Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Location Leeds
  • Sector Early Years
  • Description A Leeds Primary School  in LS6 are looking for an experienced Level 3 Teaching Assistant to support in Nursery as soon as possible on a full time basis.   A primary school in Leeds
Shortlist Learning Support Assistant
  • Location Southwater
  • Sector Special Needs
  • Description Have you thought about supporting children who have challenging behaviour? We are looking for people who want to make a real difference to lives of children who are unable to access mainstream
Shortlist SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Location Nottingham
  • Sector Special Needs
  • Description If you are a Behaviour Mentor or have experience working with children and young people who present with Social, Emotional and Mental Heal Difficulties then we would love to hear from you! We are