Teaching Assistant

  • Job Reference: 1312375178-2
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: GSL Education - London
  • Location: Islington, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment, Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Job Title: Teaching Assistant
Location: Islington
Salary: £90-£100 per day
Start Date: ASAP/September 2024
Contract Type: Long Term, Full Time

Are you a passionate and dedicated graduate looking to kick-start your career in education?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our vibrant and forward-thinking secondary school in Islington. This role offers the chance to work alongside experienced educators, gain valuable classroom experience, and make a real difference in the lives of our students.

Responsibilities

As a Teaching Assistant, you will play a key role in supporting teaching and learning across various subject areas. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Classroom Support: Assist the classroom teacher in delivering lessons by providing one-on-one or small-group support to students. This may include helping students with assignments, clarifying instructions, and ensuring they stay on task.

  • Student Supervision: Supervise students during classroom activities, breaks, and transitions to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment. Address behavioural issues and report any concerns to the teacher or school administration.

  • Resource Preparation: Help prepare teaching materials, including photocopying worksheets, organizing instructional materials, and setting up equipment for lessons. Ensure that all necessary resources are readily available for the teacher and students.
  • Individualized Support: Work with students who have special educational needs or require additional assistance. Implement strategies and accommodations outlined in Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to help these students succeed academically and socially.
  • Assessment and Feedback: Assist in grading assignments and providing constructive feedback to students. Collaborate with the teacher to track student progress and maintain records of grades and performance to support ongoing assessment and reporting.
  • Classroom Management: Help maintain a positive classroom atmosphere by implementing behaviour management techniques and supporting the teacher in maintaining discipline and order. Encourage positive behaviour and reinforce classroom rules consistently.

These responsibilities highlight the crucial role of a teaching assistant in supporting the educational process and ensuring the well-being of students in a secondary school setting.


Requirements

To excel in this role, you will need:

  • A degree in any subject area, showcasing your commitment to academic excellence. Holding a degree at 2:2 or higher is preferred.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, allowing you to build positive relationships with students, teachers, and parents.
  • An enthusiastic and proactive approach, demonstrating your passion for education and your willingness to go above and beyond to support student learning.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, as you will be working across various subjects and supporting different teaching styles.
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, contributing to a collaborative and supportive school environment.
  • Hold a DBS registered to the update service or apply through GSL Education.


Here at GSL Education, we offer competitive pay rates, bespoke service and dedicated Consultants who will support you in securing your new role. Whether you are at the start of your career or are looking for a more manageable work-life balance, rest assured we are here for you. As experienced Education Recruiters, we have helped hundreds of Candidates gain the relevant experience and training required to become Specialist Support Staff, Newly Qualified Teachers, Fully Qualified Teachers, Education Psychologists and even gain Senior Leadership appointments.


Please be advised that this role requires strong knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection and that successful applicants must satisfy all background safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS on the update service.

For more information about any of the positions mentioned above, please contact Michelle Dawes at GSL Education as soon as possible or click apply now to submit your full and up-to-date CV, and one of our dedicated consultants will be in touch.