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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? It sounds like a career in education would be ideal for you! Nevertheless, now you are looking into Teaching Assistant jobs, how do you go about becoming a Teaching Assistant with no experience?

The Training Room | 18/06/2020 09:00:00

What to Expect Working in Key Stage 4

Pupils entering Key Stage 4 are about to embark on what is probably the most dreaded, exciting and important Key Stage of them all. For years, they’ve likely been hearing an inherited version of “GCSE’s determine the success of the rest of your life!”, so it’s an important period for them and it can really make the difference with a great teacher.

The Training Room | 15/06/2020 09:00:00

How To Keep Primary School Pupils Engaged With Education During Summer

Summer 2020 is fast approaching and there’s no doubt once that final ‘school’s out’ bell goes (physically, or virtually) for the last time in June, the kids won’t even think about school work until September comes back around… or so they think.

The Training Room | 11/05/2020 10:00:00

How to Support Your Children Through Home-Schooling

With the news that schools around the United Kingdom have been closed in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, you’d be forgiven for dreading the upcoming weeks or months with your children constantly at home. For those who can’t work at home, this will mean having family, friends or trying to find a babysitter to watch the children during working hours. For those that can work from home, however, or are stay-at-home parents, this lockdown will present new challenges you probably thought you’d never have to tackle; how to home-school my own children.

The Training Room | 24/03/2020 09:00:00

Brain Training Apps You Should Be Utilising To Support An At-Home Education 

How can brain training apps help you with at-home education? We are now lucky enough with today's technology that education for children doesn't have to be dull and boring. Combined with institutional-based education, there hasn't been a better time than ever to focus on learning at home or to continue one's education. If you are looking to either home school, or just add some fun additional education into your child's routine, app-based brain training games are great for getting your child interested and proactively excited to learn. Most children-based learning platforms involve fun, colourful games or activities that will help develop, for example, your child's memory, processing speed, and subject confidence.

The Training Room | 19/03/2020 09:00:00

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

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

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

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

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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