Secondary School Teaching Assistant
- Job Reference: 00084436-1
- Date Posted: 30 July 2022
- Recruiter: CV-Library
- Location: Wrexham, Clwyd
- Salary: £62.25 to £70.00 Per Day
- Sector: Education
- Job Type: Temporary
Are you an experienced teaching assistant or have experience supporting children?
Do you wish to help children and young people learn and develop?
If 'yes', the Educate Group would love to hear from you. We are a passionate team of teachers who want to help 'you' find the right role.
We are currently looking for a teaching assistant with the natural ability to support students who are struggling with the return back to school. We are looking for that 'special someone' who can be flexible and work with a range of pupils throughout the day, either on a 1-1 to basis or with small groups.
An understanding, patient and empathetic person is needed to support students who struggle in mainstream lessons. Breaking down activities and finding creative ways to promote and encourage pupils to get involved in classroom activities and tasks.
If you are considering a career in teaching, this role offers real-life, practical classroom experience and the opportunity to later apply for teacher training through Educate.
Who are the Educate Group?
We are a team of teachers; we have walked in your shoes and worked in your world…
As a team, we have over 65 years combined teaching and senior leadership experience and taught across all education sectors. We use our understanding of the education system to help provide you with day-to-day, short and long-term opportunities in schools across the whole of North Wales, Cheshire, and Shropshire.
We have trained thousands of PGCE students who gained their Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and provide the necessary training and support to help aid the time you lost in the classroom through Covid-19.
You will often find us alongside our supply staff in schools and will provide you with experience, empathy, and a platform to showcase your strengths in the hope of gaining permanent employment.
Who better to support you in your career?
What will I be expected to do?
Your role will involve supporting pupils, either one-to-one or as part of a small group, to help ensure they get the most out of their education. You will be involved in setting up equipment, preparing materials for lessons and the recording of their achievement and progress. You will be also be expected to support and assist the class teacher in the promoting of positive behaviour and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own actions.
What qualifications do I need?
No relevant qualifications, but a good standard of maths and English is necessary. However, a relevant NVQ/CACHE/BTEC, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or undergraduate degree would be beneficial.
What skills or qualities do I require?
The schools we work with are looking for someone who is committed, compassionate and capable of working collaboratively as a team. You will be capable of building nurturing relationships with pupils and have a real empathy for supporting children with a range of support requirements and needs.
What experience do I require?
No experience is necessary; however, it would be beneficial if you have referable child based experience through anyone of the following:
Cubs, Brownies, Girl Guides etc.
Teaching Assistant, HLTA, Mentor, Tutor, Sports Coach etc.
Volunteering as part of university study or college course
Youth and/or community work
Pupil Referral Units (PRU's)
What registrations do I need to hold?
An Enhanced DBS on the Update Service, but if you don’t have one, you will have to apply for a new one through Educate
If you wish to work in Wales, you will need to register with the EWC (Education Workforce Council)
What will the Educate Group provide me with?
Free training from our own team of experienced teaching staff
Mentoring and support from our own team of dedicated teachers and senior leaders
Choice of day-to-day, short and long-term roles
Opportunities to move into permanent roles with no ‘temp to perm’ restrictions
Free social events as a way of saying ‘Thank You’
24 hours on-call helpline
All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK
We are unable to offer a work permit to any applicant or facilitate work permits for any vacancy on behalf of one of its clients
We are a member of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation)
The Educate Group are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children
As a matter of courtesy, the Educate Group aim to respond to all applications within 3 – 7 working days.
Higher rate is achievable for candidates with a proven track record of high attainment within the required job role or subject area.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on (phone number removed)