Working as a Teaching Assistant

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 10:47 am

Finding a job that fits in with your family can be extremely challenging. If you have your own children, finding child care through the long summer holidays can be costly so working in a school is an ideal solution.

Many schools encourage parents to volunteer to hear children read and this is a good way to become familiar with the school, staff and children. It is a good idea to speak to the Head Teacher if you would like to be considered for a Teaching Assistant post and ask if there are any relevant courses you could attend that would help your application.

Although Teaching Assistants are employed to help the Teacher fulfil their role, often they are asked to support a particular child or a small group of children struggling to keep up with the majority of the class. This can be very rewarding especially when you witness the progress that such children can make with extra support.

You will be expected to take a full part in school life which may include playground duty, however this is a good opportunity to get to know the children outside the classroom. If you have a few games up your sleeve, you will be very popular.


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