Vision for Education has launched a National Teaching Assistant Programme, designed to support anyone wanting to start a career as a Teaching Assistant.
About the role
The role of a Teaching Assistant is vital in the day-to-day running of schools. The best Teaching Assistants have excellent communication skills and are able to build positive relationships with pupils and staff, quickly and effectively.
Depending on the role and the school, you will be working with the class teacher to manage behaviour, support with interventions, and provide additional support to children with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities).
You will assist the class teacher with recording and reporting on pupil progress and behaviour, and help ensure that children are making good progress in the classroom.
Prior to starting your placement, you will be required to complete a training programme delivered by Vision for Education and school leaders, which will give you the essential skills you need to work as a Teaching Assistant.
About the school
The specialist schools cater for students in with social or emotional issues. The schools offer brilliant facilities and resources, to support the children to engage and provide the best opportunity to gain education and the staff pride themselves on their child-centred approach. The schools have excellent public transport links, but access to a vehicle would be advantageous.
- To be considered for the National Teaching Assistant Programme, you will: • Be compassionate, understanding and caring. • Be able to build positive relationships with children and young people. • Be passionate and driven about improving the outcomes for children and young people. • Be flexible, proactive and a team player. • Understand the crucial importance of keeping children and young people safe. • Be able to demonstrate at interview the reasons why you want to start a career in education, and explain your understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant and the important part they play in the school community. • Be committed to completing the required training and participating in ongoing CPD. • Be willing to pay for an enhanced DBS check and register with the Update Service. Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.
- The minimum experience, training or qualifications are required for this position
About Vision for Education
What Vision for Education offer
- Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
- Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
- Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
- Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
- FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
- Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
- Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.