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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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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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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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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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How to get experience as a teaching assistant

If you’re passionate about working with children and helping to shape the future generation, becoming a teaching assistant might be the perfect start to your career in education! But how do you go about getting the relevant experience needed for the role? Use these helpful hints to get started!

The Training Room | 02/11/2018 15:00:00

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

What’s it like being a teaching assistant? Your career move is full of new information and surprises – here’s what you’ll learn in your first month as a teaching assistant!

The Training Room | 11/05/2018 15:55:00

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5 Reasons People Work in the Classroom…and Why You Should Too!

Teaching Assistants play a huge part in the classroom – it’s a vital role that many people find incredibly rewarding and flexible. It can also be a great way of dipping your toe in the water if you’re considering training as a teacher. It’s the perfect way to test whether a full-time career in the classroom is right for you (if you don’t like it as a teaching assistant, being a teacher probably isn’t for you).

There are so many advantages to working in the classroom, here are our top 5 highlights that’ll have you ready to start your career as a teaching assistant!
 

The Training Room | 16/04/2018 11:28:00

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