Tradewind Recruitment offer Teaching Assistant jobs in Bristol. We work with you to find your dream Teaching Assistant role, finding out exactly what you are looking for in Bristol. Starting a career in teaching is an overwhelming process, but a Teaching Assistant job it is a perfect place to start, and here at Tradewind Recruitment we can help you get your foot into teaching.
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If you love working with children and want to make a difference in their lives, then teaching is definitely the route to go down. Advantages of becoming a Teaching Assistant is that you get long holiday periods off with flexible working hours, at the same time you’ll also be inspiring young children to pursue their dreams. You’ll be working closely with individual students, helping them in class. If there is a large classroom it can be hard for the teacher to talk to each student. This is where the role of a Teaching Assistant comes in; you will be helping students if they don’t understand the work set or if they get stuck, allowing the teacher to help other students. You will be giving student’s confidence to grow their knowledge.
In the future, if you look to become a full-time teacher or a supply teacher in Bristol, being a Teaching Assistant will help you gain vital knowledge and experience whilst working with children, and it is highly valuable to future employers. As a Teaching Assistant you will be open to working with a variety of different age groups within different subject areas. At Tradewind Recruitment we are here to help you find a Teaching Assistant job in Bristol to suit you.
Requirements to become a Classroom Teaching Assistant
- Supporting the teacher with the overall lesson and making sure students have one-to-one help.
- Giving a helping hand to students with their reading and writing skills.
- Preparing teaching materials for the lesson ahead.
- Supervising on school days out.
- Going to teacher meetings and reviews.
Do I need qualifications?
You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to become a Teaching Assistant, but having some form of work experience in a school is beneficial. Although having a teaching qualification isn’t a must have to become a Teaching Assistant, they do work in an advantage, they help you stand out from the crowd. If you do not have any experience we recommend that you complete work experience at your local school.
Below are some main requirements of a teaching assistant:
- Experience working with children.
- GCSE grades C or above in Maths, English and Science.
- Have quality writing, reading and numeracy skills.
- You will be DBS checked by the school (Disclosure and Barring service check) and you must pass this to be able to work with children.
What can I do to improve my prospects?
To improve any chance of becoming a Teaching Assistant you must have the right work experience in a school, this will show you have hands on knowledge of the classroom. No experience of working in a school? Then we suggest you get some as soon as possible! Did you know that there are Government Apprentice Schemes in teaching? They could be the perfect way for you to get into teaching if you are not sure where to start.
Here at Tradewind Recruitment we hold a variety of different teaching workshops which can help you land a job as a Teaching Assistant Bristol or anywhere else in the UK! Get in touch with us for more information. There are also some great NVQ courses you can take to improve your chance of becoming a Teaching Assistant. The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or Level 2 in Support Work in Schools are both useful for beginners.
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