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The Top Skills Teaching Assistants Need

A Teaching Assistant is an extremely important role in classrooms up and down the country (and the world, really). Considered instrumental to the success of a classroom and pupils’ potential, a well-qualified Teaching Assistant is a highly sought-after role. So much so, that throughout the past decade, the percentage of the school workforce that are Teaching Assistants has increased year-on-year to its current state at almost 1 in 3!

The Training Room | 25/02/2020 09:00:00

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What to Expect Working in Key Stage 3

A pupil goes into Key Stage 3 or KS3 at the age of 11 and begins their adventure into Secondary School. If you decided to teach in Key Stage 3, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you would be helping pupils in Years 7,8 and 9. 

What You Can Expect!

Throughout education, all students must learn the core subjects on the national curriculum, which covers English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Art and Design, Geography, Music, History, Design and Technology, Computing and PE.

The Training Room | 14/02/2020 10:00:00

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What to Expect Working in Key Stage 2

We will now be looking into what its like to work as a Teaching Assistant in Key Stage 2. As you can expect Key Stage is after Key Stage 1 and ranges from the ages of the pupils being age 7 – 11 years old. This means you will be teaching students in years 3,4,5 and 6.
 

The Training Room | 30/01/2020 09:00:00

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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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