If you are looking for a Teaching Assistant job in Sheffield then here at Tradewind Recruitment, we can help! We have a variety of different Teaching Assistant jobs covering the Sheffield area and the whole of the UK, from junior level jobs to more experienced job roles. Get in touch with Tradewind Recruitment and kick-start your teaching career today.
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Becoming a Teaching Assistant is a highly rewarding job and comes with many benefits, such as long holidays, half terms and flexible working hours. This career option is perfect for you if you love working with children, supporting their knowledge growth and want to make a real difference in their lives. You’ll be working closely with pupils, monitoring and ensuring all children are seen to. It can be hard for a teacher to manage a large classroom; this is where a Teaching Assistant comes in. A Teaching Assistant provides 1 to 1 help to the students. Not only do we offer permanent roles, we also offer supply teaching jobs in Sheffield.
When looking to become a full-time teacher, you may be thinking of ways to stand out and get a job. The knowledge you gain as a Teaching Assistant becomes vital when becoming a permanent teacher, you gain a good insight and hands-on experience that is invaluable for many years to come. While aiding the teacher in looking after the class, you will not only be helping the students, but also further your own education. Why not get in touch with Tradewind Recruitment and get help in finding your dream Teaching Assistant Job in Sheffield.
Requirements to become a Classroom Teaching Assistant
- You’ll be helping younger students with reading and writing tasks.
- Providing support for the teacher especially in larger classes.
- Helping the teacher run an efficient class and all students are receiving support.
- Help to prepare lesson plans and get equipment ready for classes.
- Organise school days and supervise students.
- Attend teacher meetings and reviews every few months.
Do I need qualifications?
To become a Teaching Assistant you don’t necessarily need any qualifications, however, the relevant qualifications help you to stand out from the rest of the candidates. If you don’t have any of the relevant qualifications then work experience within a school is a must, schools will employ you if they trust you and having experience in a school builds that trust.
Below are some main requirements of a teaching assistant:
- To be an entry level Teaching Assistant you need to have good writing, reading and numeracy skills.
- You will need experience working with infants and children.
- Most schools will require you to have good GCSE level qualifications, mainly in Maths, English, and Science.
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are given by the school, which you must pass to work within schools.
What can I do to improve my prospects?
We recommend having as much work experience within a school as possible; this will show your employer that you are a trusted individual, who knows how to deal with certain classroom situations. There are many different Government Apprentice Schemes that can definitely help you get your foot in the door to teaching. Here at Tradewind Recruitment, we hold regular teaching workshops to help further your education in teaching and ultimately helping you land your Teaching Assistant role in Sheffield. Many NVQ courses are available to increase your chance of becoming a teacher. We would recommend two courses in particular. The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
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