Have you considered a career in Education?
Working as a Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant is an extremely rewarding career. You'll have the opportunity to work with young people, supporting them not only with their learning, but acting as a mentor. Watching the children grow and develop, both academically and emotionally, is what makes the job worthwhile.
Working as a Teaching Assistant will give you access to a wealth of development opportunities. You'll be invited to training sessions by your school, given the chance to learn from experienced colleagues and it may also be a springboard into you training to become a Teacher!
You may think you need to have a degree or a TA qualification, but all you need is the right attitude and a passion for helping young people to learn and grow.
Ideally, you will have some experience working with children. For example:
• Summer clubs/camps or Camp America
• Sports coaching
• Drama workshops/clubs
What will I be doing?
Your days will be very varied. You'll spend time in the classroom, in the library, out on schools trips, in the playground or the school field.
Over the course of just one day, you may be helping the children with a Maths game, creating a display to show off the children's work, getting messy with paints, having a breakthrough moment with a child who is struggling with spelling or bringing a book to life in the reading corner.
Horizon Teachers can help you get the experience you'll need in order to secure a permanent position with a Primary School. If you'd like to find out more about a career as a Teaching Assistant, get in touch with the Primary Team at Horizon Teachers.
Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement.
Horizon Teachers. Enhancing Children's Education.