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Teaching assistant jobs

Teaching assistants play a vital role in the support and development of children’s learning. They work closely with teachers within classes to support whole-class activities, small groups or individual children; their role is to help make sure pupils can learn in a safe and caring setting.

Connex Education fills teaching assistant roles in a wide range of schools and education settings, on a part-time and full-time basis for short and long-term assignments. Our supply teaching assistants are a vital part of the support we offer our partner schools and the education of their pupils.

The supply teaching assistant 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

An individual TA’s specialisms or particular skills may also be used by a school – for example with literacy, numeracy or special educational needs (SEN). Those TAs who are bilingual may be needed to support children whose first language is not English.

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