Teaching & Learning Support Assistants

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Supporting teachers with their everyday work so they can concentrate on teaching. A key role of the Teaching Assistant is to help raise educational standards in the classroom, by providing support for the pupils, the teacher and the school. Teaching Assistants can greatly improve the quality of teaching by dealing effectively with minor behavioural issues, allowing the class teacher to focus on teaching the whole class.

Learning Support Assistants` knowledge of individual pupils is valuable and they should ensure that this knowledge is passed on to the teacher. This will enable the teacher to organise the work of individuals and groups more precisely to match pupils of different abilities. Teaching assistants must ensure that their subject knowledge is sufficiently deep to extend pupils` learning and should be able to interact effectively with the teacher, maintaining pupils` interest and making for challenging discussion. In this way, the quality of the overall learning experience is enhanced, allowing pupils to maximise their potential.

No formal qualifications are generally required but a good level of Maths and English is essential to assist with numeracy and literacy and as is experience of working with young people.

To work in a school as a Teaching/Learning Support Assistant, you will be required to register with the EWC as a School Learning Support Worker.

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