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Teaching Assistants Sheffield
If you’re looking for a new adventure and want to work with children in an educational setting, you’re in the right place.
TEFL UK is looking for friendly, outgoing, and empathetic teaching assistants in Sheffield and the surrounding areas to inspire young minds and assist teaching staff on a full and part-time basis.
Here’s everything you need to know about your future role.
What is a teaching assistant?
As any teacher will tell you, a teaching assistant is the biggest asset to any thriving classroom.
Working in partnership with the main class teacher, teaching assistants in Sheffield help ensure all children in the class can access a full and varied curriculum.
Teaching assistants will also care for the children on a pastoral level, helping them to learn and develop important life skills such as communication, emotional regulation, playing and sharing with others, resilience and many more.
People destined to be excellent teaching assistants are enthusiastic, confident, empathetic people that are always willing to lend a hand. They are also:
- Focussed on developing their skills and craft
- Confident with technology and willing to learn how to use new programmes or equipment
- Imaginative communicators that can explain tasks and topics in fun and engaging ways
- Compassionate and patient
- Flexible, highly organised people with a give-it-a-go attitude
If that sounds like you, you should consider the position of teaching assistant in Sheffield today.
What do teaching assistants in Sheffield do?
As the name suggests, teaching assistants assist the main class teacher in both teaching and supporting the children in the class.
Within the role of teaching assistant, there are two categories: teaching assistant (TA) and higher-level teaching assistant (HLTA).
Standard day-to-day duties of a TA include:
- Supporting children to access their curriculum, in a way that supports their individual needs.
- Assessing, recording, and reporting on student progress.
- Helping with lesson preparation, including setting up wider working environments, such as libraries, computer banks, break-out spaces, and classrooms.
- Working closely or 1:1 with children who have additional or special needs and non-English speakers.
The position of HLTA is considered the next step up from TA and therefore has extra responsibilities, as well as those of a TA. These can also include:
- Covering planned absences by teaching staff and teaching classes using lesson plans set by the main class teacher.
- Managing TAs and other support staff, such as 1:1s.
Can I work as a teaching assistant part-time?
Absolutely! TEFL UK has plenty of full -and part-time positions, offering full flexibility to those interested in the role of teaching assistant in Sheffield.
So, whether you have personal commitments like caring for family members or studying you need to work around or have the capacity to work on a full-time basis, there is a teaching assistant position for you.
Benefits of working as a teaching assistant in Sheffield
Alongside the general benefits of working as a teaching assistant in Sheffield, our teaching assistants tell us that the best part of the job is working with the children.
Being a TA allows you to build relationships, help children reach their full potential, and experience a job in which every day is different.
The general benefits our Sheffield-based teaching assistants can also expect include:
- A range of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to upgrade your professional skills as an educator
- Great work/ life balance
- Daily pay of up to £90 per day
- Development opportunities and ongoing career progression
- A range of employment options for long - and short-term roles
- Part-time and full-time hours
- Help to develop your CV and start a new career
Do I need any specific qualifications to be a Sheffield teaching assistant?
With some jobs, you will need specific pre-existing qualifications. Teaching assistant positions, however, are more interested in the skills and strengths of applicants rather than formal qualifications.
As such, as long as you have the following, a job as a teaching assistant in Sheffield could be within reach:
- Some prior experience working with children.
- No criminal record, which can be proved with a clean DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Excellent reading, writing, and numeracy skills.
If you do hold qualifications such as a degree or equivalent, this is advantageous for applying candidates and can strengthen their application, but it is not considered essential by employers.
Another way to set yourself apart from other teaching assistant applicants is to complete a TEFL course before applying. While this is again not essential, it can bolster your application and show you are dedicated to your new career- as well as giving you the essential skills you’ll need to teach EAL learners confidently in the classroom.
How do I apply for the teaching assistant position in Sheffield?
If you are interested and would like to apply to be a teaching assistant in Sheffield, fill out the application form below and one of our advisors will contact you within 24 hours to explain your next steps.
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