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Primary Teaching Assistant Jobs London and Home Counties

Job Ref: TLTP2028883
  • location-icon Within London, Greater London
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • currency-icon £65 - £85 per day
  • info-icon Subject to experience

Job Description

Primary Teaching Assistants required for various schools across London and the Home Counties. Daily supply, short and long term and permanent roles available. Competitive rates of pay and a dedicated recruitment consultant from an established recruitment consultancy.

Key Responsibilities
Your duties will depend on your experience, training and TA status but you will generally need to:

- Deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
- Make sure that the pupils that you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
- Support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues as necessary
- Manage challenging pupil behaviour
- Guide and monitor pupil progress
- Carry out administrative duties such as preparing classroom resources
- Provide support outside of your normal classes, such as helping during exams, covering TA absences or going on school trips
- Help with extracurricular activity such as breakfast and after-school clubs, homework club, revision sessions or lunch-time duties
- Co-ordinate specific areas of teaching support once you have the right level of experience.

Person Specification
The ideal candidate will knowledge of the Primary education sector. You will also need to have the following:

- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
- Strong track record of raising levels of achievement and motivation
- Ability to build strong relationships with children and parents
- Support pupils to make progress through providing personalised experiences
- Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Be passionate, energetic and patient
- NQTs are welcome to apply
- A valid DBS
- The right to work in the UK
- A minimum of two references

In return you will receive:
- A dedicated and experienced recruitment consultant
- Excellent rates of pay
- A range of positions covering day to day supply, short and long term roles
- Managed payroll system
- Weekly pay
- On-going support and training and development opportunities

If you are interested in a Primary Teaching Assistant role and feel you are suitable please click apply or for more details call 020 8709 6540. Please check our website on a daily basis or sign up to our job alerts as we have new positions arising each week. We cover a wide area including Bromley, Sutton, Brent, Lewisham, Redbridge, Newham, Hillingdon, Harrow, Wandsworth, Barnet, Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Walthamstow and much more.

Don’t forget TLTP’s Refer and Earn scheme. For every person you recommend that we place and meets our terms and conditions you will receive a referral bonus of £130 (subject to statutory deductions).

TLTP Education is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity, as an employer and in the delivery of our services.

What is a Teaching Assistant?
A teaching assistant or educational assistant (often abbreviated to TA or EA; sometimes classroom assistant) in schools in England and Wales supports a teacher in the classroom. Duties can differ dramatically from school to school, though the underlying tasks often remain the same.

What is the role of a Teaching Assistant?
Teaching assistants are often used to take small groups of children who need extra support in an area, such as literacy or numeracy, out of a class. This can also include work with children with special educational needs (SEN) that the teacher cannot always accommodate in a normal class.
As a teaching assistant you may also help teachers prepare for lessons by preparing resources, or putting out equipment at the start of a lesson. Teaching assistants are not qualified teachers, and so are led and guided by teachers.

How can I develop the role?
Despite the many qualifications available for teaching assistants, many do not have any formal training, and instead build up experience over many years. Those that do study often choose the NVQ Level 2 and/or 3 qualification, as it is the most widely studied in the profession. Those that want to become a teaching assistant often come from nursery backgrounds, and have qualifications in childcare. These are seen as good starting points for those new to the occupation. You could work as a teaching assistant in nursery, infant or junior schools, special schools, secondary schools or independent schools. With experience you may be able to progress to senior assistant or be assessed for Higher Level Teaching Assistant status (HLTA).