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Teaching Assistant Jobs UK

TEFL UK are hiring Teaching Assistants across the UK ✨

Full and Part Time Teaching Assistant Jobs

We have hundreds of Teaching Assistant jobs available around the UK for all entry levels, from those who are brand new to the profession to experienced TAs looking for a change.

This is the perfect role if you enjoy working with children and supporting their progress. As a Teaching Assistant, you will collaborate closely with instructors to ensure that pupils are safe and well-cared for both in and out of the classroom.

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What are the main duties of a Teaching Assistant?

  • Assist young learners with activities such as reading and writing
  • Provide extra assistance to special needs children or international language students
  • Assist the teacher with lesson preparation, such as setting up the classrooms
  • Motivate students and provide support
  • Aid the teacher in grading and correcting the students' work
  • Assist with the planning of school trips and activities
  • Participate in teacher meetings and evaluations

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Enjoy some excellent benefits as a Teaching Assistant

  • Great daily pay

    Up to £90 per day
  • Plenty of employment options

    Long Term and Short Term Roles available
  • Work / life balance

    Flexible hours
  • Gain experience

    Build your CV and kickstart your career
  • Ongoing career progression

    Development opportunities
  • Full training and support

    Enjoy a wide range of CPD courses

What locations are available for Teaching Assistant jobs?

We are looking to appoint Teaching Assistants in:

  • Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield

  • London, Liverpool, Nottingham

  • Bristol, Cardiff, Leicester

  • St Albans, Essex, Hull

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What qualifications are required to become a Teaching Assistant?

  • Excellent reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • Proof of no criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Experience working with children
  • Bachelor's degree advantageous


Technically, no qualifications are required to work as a teaching assistant, however possessing relevant qualifications will help you stand out. Because there are a growing number of applicants for teaching assistant positions, schools can be more selective, favouring people with qualifications.

In London, a teaching assistant earns an average of £80.07 a day.

The main distinction between LSAs and TAs is that an LSA is usually assigned to work with a single child, often one with special needs. A TA collaborates more with the entire class during teaching sessions.

Many aspects of the job are comparable to those of a teacher, such as offering advice and assistance in class, although a teaching assistant will not be responsible for lesson planning or marking.

How to apply

Simply fill out the below application form and one of our advisors will contact you within 24 hours with next steps. Apply now for Teaching Assistant jobs in the UK.

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