Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical Tasks

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Active Listening, Speaking, Active Learning, Mathematics, Science

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