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The role of a teaching assistant can be rewarding with a number of benefits, such as long holidays and flexible working hours. This career path is ideal for someone who loves working with children and supporting their development of knowledge base. As a teaching assistant, you will work very closely with pupils, being their mentor ensuring they are safe and cared for while in the school grounds. You will provide the foundations to students helping them fulfil their ambition and pursue their goals.
This is the perfect role for someone who is looking to become a full-time permanent teacher. The experience and knowledge gained as a teaching assistant will be invaluable for many years to come. There will be numerous times when the teacher will be busy with other students; you will aid the teacher in looking after the class and helping students with any questions or queries they may have. Not only will you be helping children, but you will also be furthering your education, as you will be working in numerous classrooms teaching a range of subjects. Let Tradewind help you find a teaching assistant job in Birmingham today.
Requirements to become a Classroom Teaching Assistant
- Help children with reading and writing tasks.
- Providing additional support to the teacher, helping them ensure the class runs efficiently and all students are getting help.
- Helping the teacher prepare lesson plans and sorting teaching material out.
- Help organise school days out and supervising students.
- Attending teaching meetings and reviews every few months.
Do I need qualifications?
Technically you do not need qualifications to become a Teaching Assistant. It would be beneficial if you have relevant qualifications that will help you stand out. There is a surge in the number of Teaching Assistant jobs in Birmingham and surrounding towns, and they want you. Schools tend to favour assistants that have good qualifications and having working experience in schools would be beneficial.
Below are some main requirements of a teaching assistant:
- For an entry level teaching assistant, you will need to have good writing, reading and numeracy skills. You will need some experience working with infants.
- Most schools will require good GCSE level qualifications, in particular for the core subjects, Maths, English, and Science.
- The school will carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks which you must pass.
What can I do to improve my prospects?
If you don’t have experience working with children, it is highly recommended you volunteer as a part-time teaching assistant at your local school. There are a number of government Apprentice schemes that will help you get a foot into teaching.
At Tradewind Recruitment, we run regular workshops that will help you get a Teaching Assistant job in Birmingham, or anywhere around the UK, be sure to get in touch to get more information. There are a number of NVQ courses recommended that will help increase your chances in becoming a teacher. The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools are good courses to take.
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