Teaching Assistant – Clapham

Term Time
South West London
Posted 2 years ago

Salary: Between £11 to £13ph (Depending on Qualification and Experience)

Hours: 8am – 4pm

Our client that’s based in Clapham is looking for Teaching assistant to help with the day-to-day assistance in a preschool.

The roles and responsibilities of teaching assistants are varied and differ between schools. Your job can include:

· Getting the classroom ready for lessons

· Listening to children read, reading to them, or telling them stories

· Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks

· Helping teachers to plan learning activities and complete records

· Supporting teachers in managing class behaviour

· Supervising group activities

· Looking after children who are upset or have had accidents

· Clearing away materials and equipment after lessons

· Helping with outings and sports events

· Taking part in training

· Carrying out administrative tasks

To support pupils with particular individual needs, some teaching assistants work one-to-one, while others work in small groups. Many schools employ teaching assistants with particular specialisms, including literacy, numeracy, special educational needs (SEN), music and creative arts. If you are bilingual, you might do more work with children whose first language is not English.

Experienced and specially trained teaching assistants can be expected to supervise a class for a teacher who is off sick or undertaking training. While every class must be allocated a qualified teacher, higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) would be expected occasionally to lead a lesson.

Skills Required:

· An ability to build good working relationships with both pupils and adults

· Good organisational skills

· Flexibility and creativity

· Enjoy working with children

· Good literacy and numeracy skills

· Ability to manage groups of pupils and deal with challenging behaviour

· Patience and a sense of humour

· In some jobs it could be useful if you have IT skills or are fluent in local community languages

Before you can begin working with children, the school will carry out enhanced background checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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