Are you entry level and looking to kick start your career as a teaching assistant? Or are you a seasoned teaching assistant looking for a change?
At Tradewind, we have thousands of opportunities in primary and secondary school settings for teaching assistants across the UK.
A teaching assistant is a very rewarding role, and ideal for anyone with a genuine passion for working with children and supporting their development. They are favoured by schools as they work very closely with the teachers to make sure the students are safe and cared for whilst in the classroom and on school grounds.
Graduates are often an ideal candidate for teaching assistant roles as they are just beginning their teaching career and need some guidance and experience, but don't have the necessary teaching qualifications. For instance, if a teacher is busy with another pupil, and other children need help, they may ask the teaching assistant which can be a great opportunity to gain knowledge in most subject areas, depending on the age range.
While you do not need qualifications to become a teaching assistant, having relevant qualifications will work to your advantage. There is an increasing amount of applications for teaching assistant vacancies, so schools can be more selective and will often choose candidates who have subject related qualifications.
What opportunities are available?
Schools are increasingly requesting their teaching assistant roles to be filled, and it is not uncommon for qualified and unqualified teachers to act as assistants in schools too.
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