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How to Write a Covering Letter for a Teaching Assistant Position

Looking to create your first Teaching Assistant covering letter or finetune your current one? Having a detailed, well thought-out covering letter is the difference between gaining real consideration to fill a position or being overlooked by employers. It’s the opportunity to illuminate your passion for making a difference in young people’s educational experience, share your teaching ethos, talk about your experiences helping others or where your desire to work as a Teaching Assistant comes from. A great covering letter allows you to have the opportunity to introduce yourself in a comprehensive manner, highlights your strengths, what sets you apart from other applicants and shows you’re serious about the job opening. 

The Training Room | 14/10/2021 09:00:00

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Tips for Supporting Your Teacher While Working as a Teaching Assistant

While taking on a position as a Teaching Assistant, it’s important to build a strong understanding and solid working relationship with your designated Teacher. Being in sync when it comes to class rules, teaching styles and overall student guidance is the foundation for creating an excellent working relationship in the classroom.

The Training Room | 16/09/2021 09:00:00

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How to Boost Your Confidence as a Teaching Assistant

Working in the classroom is vibrant, lively and ultimately very rewarding as you can make a direct impact on a student’s education and experience. You can make a real difference! But for new Teaching Assistants, it can be a little intimidating at first... even with the littlest of pupils!  Building classroom confidence doesn’t always happen overnight, there are factors to consider like: learning how to build relationships with students, adhering to your teacher’s needs and particular teaching style on top of figuring out how to navigate through assisting classes in general.

The Training Room | 12/08/2021 09:00:00

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What You’ll Learn in Your First Month as a Teaching Assistant

The first month in your new job working as a Teaching Assistant will be different to any other career you’ve had – that’s why so many people opt for this career change! It might be surprising at first, but within a month or so, you’ll be settled into your new role and find you’ve already learnt a great deal.

The Training Room | 07/06/2021 10:00:00

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How to Approach Student Learning During Summer 2021

The school environment in England will take another step towards normality next week where students and teachers in secondary school will no longer be required to wear masks in the classroom and in common spaces. This will come as welcome news and a sign that students can permanently return to their classroom.

This being said, most students around the UK will have missed out on at least some form of learning over the last 12 months. Despite the brilliant job done by teachers and teaching assistants in adapting when needed most and getting pupils caught up since their return to a school setting, there is still undoubtedly a need for some time to readapt to both the physical learning environment and regular studying.

The Training Room | 13/05/2021 10:00:00

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7 Perks of Being a Teaching Assistant

Suppose you’re considering a career in education as a Teaching Assistant. In this case, you may be wondering what benefits there are to being a TA and what type of job progression is available once you become a classroom Teaching Assistant. Becoming a TA (Teaching Assistant) is a big commitment, but despite the sometimes chaotic environment, a Teaching Assistant role can be one of the most rewarding careers available! You’ll get to become part of the students’ lives and watch them learn and develop as the school year progresses.

The Training Room | 15/04/2021 09:00:00

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How To Be A Professional Teaching Assistant

The most important part about being professional is having your colleagues and managers take you seriously in a working environment. If your goal is to be taken seriously and be seen by your boss as an asset to the school and open opportunities to climb the career ladder, you’ll need to be professional.

What do we mean though when we say the word 'professional'? It's more than just being on time and doing the daily tasks that you feel are the bare minimum, and by doing a good enough job. It's about taking extra steps to show you care. With the help of our simple tips, you'll be able to learn how to behave more professionally as a Teaching Assistant.

The Training Room | 18/03/2021 09:00:00

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Should You Become A Teaching Assistant?

Being a Teaching Assistant can be one of the most rewarding roles around. By supporting teaching and learning in schools, you’re helping to develop the minds of future generations - not to mention your commitment, patience and genuine interest in supporting students…does that sound like you? You could become a perfect Teaching Assistant!
 

The Training Room | 04/03/2021 10:00:00

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How to Support Children with Special Educational Needs

When teaching, you’ll be very much aware that no two children are the same when it comes to learning and there will be different learning methods that suit each of them. Well, when it comes to children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), they have an even more unique set of needs required to maximise their learning.

The Training Room | 11/01/2021 10:00:00

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A Day in the Life of a Teaching Assistant

If you love supporting young people and encouraging young minds, a career in the classroom could be for you! However, what does a Teaching Assistant do? There’s the obvious 6-week summer holiday (yes, you get that time off too!) and the daily care of the children in your class, but what else is expected as part of a Teaching Assistant’s duties and responsibilities?

The Training Room | 02/12/2020 12:00:00

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