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What to Expect Working in Key Stage 1?

When we talk about ‘Key Stage’ this is a term used to class the four stages in school, after reception is Key Stage 1.  Key Stage 1 is the two years of schooling in primary schools which covers year one and two (in England and Wales). You will be dealing with children in the age range of 5-7 years old, you will be there for the very beginning of a child’s education.



The Training Room | 23/01/2020 11:00:00

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What to Expect Working in Reception?

In our following series of blogs, we will be leading you through the several stages in schools from Reception to Key Stage 4. We will be providing you with an idea on the type of work, the structure and the expectations you might experience working for each stage. These blogs may even help you determine which age group is for you and support you on your path to becoming a Teaching Assistant.

The Training Room | 16/01/2020 09:00:07

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Getting the Skills You Need For a Job as a Teaching Assistant

On average, 1 in 3 employees in a school are Teaching Assistants and are integral in supporting students to maximise and fulfil their potential. But, how do you gain the skills to begin a career in this field?

Why Become a Teaching Assistant?
The role of a Teaching Assistant represents one of the most rewarding career paths to take – in fact, a recent survey of those working in education agreed that their work makes a difference (89%) and feel satisfied and secure in their role (92%).

The Training Room | 19/12/2019 10:00:00

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How to Become a Teaching Assistant with No Experience

Are you interested in working in schools? Do you have a passion for helping students reach their potential? Sounds like a career in education would be ideal for you! But how do you become a Teaching Assistant with no experience? Read on to find out!

The Training Room | 12/06/2019 16:00:00

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Teaching Assistant Course - How to Launch Your New Career

Are you looking for a change from the dreary 9-5 job? Would you like an active role in shaping the minds of our future generation but are unsure where to start? Here’s how to launch your new career as a Teaching Assistant!
 

The Training Room | 17/05/2019 11:00:00

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What Does a Teaching Assistant Do?

Teaching assistants now make up 30% of the school's workforce, but what does a teaching assistant do? and how can they help a child succeed at school? Find out about the vital support you'll provide as a classroom teaching assistant

The Training Room | 25/02/2019 14:00:00

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What Makes a Good Teaching Assistant?

If your dream is to work with children and become a teaching assistant, follow these essentials to become the best teaching assistant that you can be!

The Training Room | 22/02/2019 12:00:00

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How to Survive in the Classroom Until Christmas

It’s that time of year again! The classroom will be full of chaotic fun and excited children, but for all the excitement and anticipation in the lead up to the big day, it can be a stressful time for teachers and teaching assistants. If that end-of-term exhaustion is setting in, here’s your guide to surviving in the classroom until Christmas.
 

The Training Room | 03/12/2018 17:00:00

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7 Perks of Being a Teaching Assistant

A teaching assistant is the glue that holds a classroom together! They provide valuable support to the class teacher and encourage and the students as they study.
Here are some other fantastic reasons to consider a career as a teaching assistant!
 

The Training Room | 08/11/2018 12:00:00

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TA Inspiration: Autumn Activities for the Classroom

The leaves are changing colour, there is a chill in the air and pumpkins are everywhere, it can only mean one thing: Autumn is here! 
Make the most of this beautiful season with some fun activities in the classroom! Here are some seasonal (and educational) games to play with the students you support, so they can learn about the environment around them and how our amazing planet works.

The Training Room | 06/11/2018 15:00:00

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