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Teaching Assistant

As a Teaching Assistant your role would be to support the teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.

It could more specifically involve directly supporting children with particular needs, working with them individually or in small group.

Special Needs Assistants: Special needs teaching assistants help children with a wide range of learning, physical or behavioural difficulties. To be a special needs teaching assistant you will need to be patient, and firm when necessary. You must also be willing to help with children's personal needs.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing the classroom ready for lessons
  • Supporting pupils with any work, learning difficulties or disabilities they may have
  • Listening to children read and reading to them
  • Helping teachers to plan learning activities and lessons
  • Help complete any records or reviews
  • Supporting teachers in managing class behaviour
  • Supervising group activities and contributing to observations
  • Clearing away materials and equipment after lessons. Ensuring the class is ready for the following lesson
  • Carrying out administrative tasks such as photocopying, ordering and filing
  • Helping with out of school activities, sports events and extra-curricular club
  • Consoling any children who are upset or have had accidents
  • Helping pupils in practical lessons and aid interaction

At least two of the following Qualifications are required:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post Graduate Degree/Certificate in Education
  • Level 3 Award/Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in School

As a TA you will need:

  • Experience with working with Children
  • A basic understanding of how children progress and learn
  • Good reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • The ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour
  • To be flexible and creative
  • Have patience and a good sense of humour
  • The ability to work as part of a team


Position: Support Staff
Vacancy ref: 170668
Role: Teaching Assistant
Sub Subject: n/a
Region: Bromley
Area: Kent

Key Stage / Age Group: SEN
Duration: Long Term
Perm / Temp: Temporary
Start Date: 06-05-2019
Finish Date: 19-07-2019

Hours: 15 hours per week (9:00 ? 12:00 Monday to Friday)

Are you excited about supporting children and keen to make a difference? Would you like to work as part of a supportive and friendly team who are passionate about improving the life chances of all pupils?

If you?re an enthusiastic individual with drive and enthusiasm who hopes to become part of a professional and dedicated team, this could be the role for you.

Our client are looking to appoint a teaching assistant who has excellent English and Maths skills. The successful candidate will support a child with learning needs, will be able to work as part of a team and will be committed to inclusion.

In order to work with Link Education all applicants must:

Be UK qualified or hold a recognised Teaching or Teaching Assistant Qualification
Have previous Experience Teaching the UK National Curriculum
Hold a current and clear DBS or be happy to apply for a new one
Be able to commit to the full duration of the contract
Have a passion for teaching and the ability to inspire all who you teach

If you think you are the right person then apply online today..... We would love to hear from you!

Link Education Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect staff to share this commitment.

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During the last two years we have used the services of Link Education. We have always found the consultants professional, friendly and extremely helpful in fulfilling and monitoring our staffing requirements. The teachers Link have sent to this school have met our high expectations and, indeed, we have been pleased to request individuals on a regular basis when the need has arisen. We therefore, have no reservations in recommending Link Education.

Head Teacher - Primary School Kent
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