Teaching Assistant

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East Midlands
Sutton in Ashfield
£57 to £65 per day
Salary Description:
�57 - 65 per day
Teaching Personnel
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Teaching Assistant

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.

Teaching Personnel are working with primary schools, within several multi-academy trusts in Mansfield, to recruit full-time Teaching Assistants. As a Teaching Assistant, your role may vary from day to day, such as; providing 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.

Job titles vary and you may also be known as a:

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

Your duties will depend on your experience, training and TA status. Generally, your duties may include:

* 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.


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


* Working as a Teaching Assistant through Teaching Personnel, you will receive a daily rate, which will be paid weekly.
* The daily rate will vary between �57.00 and �65.00, depending on your level of experience and the demands, or the role.


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

Typically, employers 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, as well as ensure that you have a Childcare Workforce DBS.

Work experience

You'll need relevant work experience with children, in an educational setting for at least 6 months. This can either be in a paid or voluntary capacity. You may also be able to find experience in:

* Nurseries and schools
* Children's homes
* Family community centres

For more information, or to discuss Teaching Assistant roles in your area, please call the East Midland's Primary Team on 0115 8456405 .

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

Contact Details:
Teaching Personnel
Tel: 0115 845 6405
Contact: Fim Alaka

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