When you become a Teaching Assistant, you become a core part of the school, helping children of all ages in different subject areas. Here at Tradewind Recruitment, we can help you find the perfect Teaching Assistant job in Nottingham. Starting a career in the teaching industry can be daunting to start with, which is why Teaching Assistant Jobs are perfect when you are just starting out. We have a wide variety of different Teaching Assistant jobs available across Nottingham and all over the UK, so we are sure to find the perfect one for you. Start your teaching career on the right foot with Tradewind Recruitment.
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Show off your love of working with children then you will be able to show your confidence by becoming a Teaching Assistant. There are many perks in the job including long holidays, flexible working hours and numerous other perks like fact that you will be making a real difference in young people’s lives helping them achieve their goals. You get to work closely with students helping them in class and giving them the attention that the teacher might not be able to give, especially in a large classroom. In primary schools you’ll see many shy pupils that might not speak up if they don’t understand, which is where a Teaching Assistant comes in, you’ll help give them the confidence they need to grow and develop their knowledge.
Whether you are looking to become a permanent, full-time teacher or not, becoming a Teaching Assistant should never be under-rated, you gain vital knowledge and that all important experience of working and dealing with children. This experience is highly valuable for your future in teaching. You will be working with students of all ages, in a range of subject areas. Tradewind Recruitment will find you a Teaching Assistant job in Nottingham to suit you. Not only to we have permanent roles, but we also have supply teaching jobs in Nottingham.
Requirements to become a Classroom Teaching Assistant
- Helping students with their reading and writing skills.
- Help and support the teacher with the lesson and make sure all children are seen to.
- Preparing the lesson and sorting out teaching materials with the teacher.
- Organising and supervising students on school days out.
- Attend teacher meetings and reviews giving your own input.
Do I need qualifications?
Having qualifications isn’t an essential for becoming a Teaching Assistant. However, it definitely works as a great advantage if you have the relevant qualifications; it helps you stand out from the crowd. If you do not have any qualifications, then experience in a school is a definite must; it will reassure the employer they are choosing a confident individual who knows how to handle certain situations.
Below are some main requirements of a teaching assistant:
- You need to have a good quality writing, reading and numeracy skills.
- Experience working with children.
- Good GCSE grades – especially Maths, English and Science.
- The school will make sure you are DBS checked (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?
Having the right work experience by working in schools is beneficial, as it shows you have hands on knowledge regarding different situations that can happen in classrooms. If you don’t have any experience, we would recommend that you do a bit volunteering at your local school helping out wherever you can. Don't have any teaching qualifications, but would like to see what is out there? A Government Apprentice Scheme might be the way forward for you to get your foot in the door, there are a quite a few out there so get in touch with us to find out more information.
We run a wide variety of different teaching workshops here at Tradewind Recruitment; these can help you land a job as a Teaching Assistant in Nottingham, or elsewhere in the UK. If you’d like more information on our workshops get in touch with us today!
You can also take an NVQ course to increase your chance of getting into the teaching industry. The Level 2 in Support Work in Schools and the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools are extremely useful if you are looking to become a Teaching Assistant.
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