If you are passionate about working with children and young people and looking for teaching assistant jobs in primary or secondary schools within the London boroughs then get in contact with Key Skills Education now!
We are currently recruiting for short term, long term and permanent positions for this term and next, please check our current vacancies to see what teaching assistant, 1:1 mentor and learning support assistant jobs we have in primary, secondary and special schools.
Thinking about becoming a teaching assistant?
Do you have strong reading, writing and numeracy skills?
Are you an extremely organised individual who communicates well and enjoys being around children and young people?
Do you have some experience of volunteering in a school or have previous experience working with children or young people in a different environment?
If you answer to these questions is yes, then starting a teaching assistant job could be the ideal career move for you!
Responsibilities of a teaching assistant?
Working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, you will take up various responsibilities in and outside the classroom, helping the class teacher throughout the day.
Tasks might include listening to children read, telling the children stories and supervising group activities. Teaching assistants also carry out administrative tasks, help the teacher to maintain records and plan learning schemes so strong organisational skills are essential.
If you are interested in teaching assistant jobs in secondary schools, typically you would be working with special education needs (SEN) students at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Most secondary schools have a Learning Support Department within the school, where specialist teachers and a team of SEN teaching assistants work 1:1 and in small groups of SEN students to complement the work being done in the mainstream school. Often this involves booster sessions in literacy or numeracy, helping the SEN students to keep up to speed in class.
Please check out what SEN teaching assistant jobs we have available currently in your London borough.
Once working as a teaching assistant, if you want to develop your career and have a more substantial role in the classroom, gaining Higher Level Teaching assistant (HLTA) status is excellent career progression for teaching assistants.
If you want to become a teacher in the future, several teaching assistants go on to train as teachers via the school direct programme or PGCE course, so becoming a teaching assistant is an excellent start to following this path.
Several of our client schools are constantly looking for bright and enthusiastic graduates for graduate teaching assistant jobs within primary schools and secondary schools for long term contracts with a view to moving candidates onto the Schools Direct programme to train to become a qualified teacher.
If you are looking for HLTA jobs or graduate teaching assistant jobs in London starting now or in the future then have a look at our current vacancies to see what long term and permanent roles we have available.
Already an experienced Teaching Assistant
If you are an experienced teaching assistant and looking for teaching assistant vacancies in East London then we are the teaching assistant agency for you. Whether you are looking for primary teaching assistant jobs or SEN teaching assistant jobs in secondary or special schools then we can help you find the right school.