If you are looking for a new Teaching Assistant job in Manchester, then here at Tradewind Recruitment we can help! Whether you are an experienced teacher or at a junior level, we have a wide variety of Teaching Assistant jobs covering Manchester. Not only do we cater to Manchester, but we also have many teaching jobs available up and down the UK. Get the fresh start you’ve been looking for with the help of Tradewind Recruitment.
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Becoming a Teaching Assistant is perfect for juniors to show confidence and their love of working with children. It is the ideal opportunity to support children in developing their knowledge, working closely with the pupils who might need extra help in class. The rewards of being a teaching assistant are of course having long holidays and flexible working hours. But ultimately you’ll be helping students get to their potential. If there is a large classroom full of students, it is quite easy for shy pupils who may be struggling to fall behind, and your job will be to support the teacher in giving a helping hand.
If you are looking to become a full-time teacher, then a Teaching Assistant job is the perfect way to start your teaching career. You will gain a vast amount of knowledge and vital experience which will become invaluable in years to come. Becoming a Teaching Assistant you get to help in different classrooms, meaning different students and a variety of subjects. This could assist you further in your career, helping you decide which subject area you would like to teach in. Tradewind Recruitment can help you find that perfect Teaching Assistant role in Manchester today. Not only do we offer permanent roles, but we also offer supply teaching jobs in Manchester.
Requirements to become a Classroom Teaching Assistant
- You’ll help young children with reading and writing.
- Supporting the teacher, ensuring they can run the class smoothly and provide effective teaching, making sure all students are seen to.
- Preparing for a lesson with the teacher, sorting out educational materials.
- Supervising students on school days out.
- You’ll be attending teacher meetings and reviews
Do I need qualifications?
You don’t need to have any qualifications to become a teaching assistant. It would be an advantage if you have the relevant qualifications, as it would help you stand out from the crowd. Schools will favour assistants that have some form of experience in schools along with qualifications; it reassures them that they are choosing an experienced individual.
Below are some main requirements of a teaching assistant:
- Good writing, reading and numeracy skills are a must, along with experience working with children.
- Good GCSE grades – especially Maths, English and Science.
- All schools will carry out DBS checks, which are a Disclosure and Barring service check. You must pass this to be able to work with children.
What can I do to improve my prospects?
Experience working in schools is high up on the priority list, so if you don’t have any experience, we would recommend volunteering at your local school. If you don’t have any qualifications and teaching seems like a career too far to reach there are a number of government Apprentice schemes that will help you get your foot in the door when it comes to teaching.
Here at Tradewind Recruitment, we run workshops to help individuals get a teaching assistant job in Manchester, or anywhere in the UK so be sure to get in touch to get more information. NVQ courses can also increase your chance of becoming a teacher, the Level 2 in Support Work in School and the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools are two great courses to take, and we recommend them highly.
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