Teaching Assistant – Overton

Full Time

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The new academic year is quickly upon us. Parents and carers shuttle between home and school, dropping their offspring off at schools, as staff welcome back pupils to hear their summer tales of late evenings and days at the beach.

September presents the start of a fresh new challenge and a selection of exciting opportunities. The Educate Group considers themselves fortunate to help support local schools and are looking for enthusiastic teaching assistants! We have a growing list of short and long-term positions across a variety of schools within the Maelor borough.

For anyone considering a career in education, it's an ideal opportunity to gain experience within a local school setting. Alternatively, if you're at a crossroads in your career or are looking for your next teaching assistant position under the guidance and tutorage at Educate, we would love to hear from you.

Who are the Educate Group?

We are a team of teachers; we have walked in your shoes and worked in your world.

As a team, we have over 65 years of combined teaching and senior leadership experience and taught across all education sectors. We use our understanding of the education system to help provide you with day-to-day, short and long-term opportunities in schools across North Wales, Cheshire, and Shropshire.

You will often find us alongside our supply staff in schools providing experience, support, and a platform to showcase your strengths in the hope of gaining permanent employment. Who better to support you in your career?

What will I be expected to do as a Teaching Assistant?

Your role will involve supporting pupils, either one-to-one or as part of a small group, to help ensure they get the most out of their education. You will be involved in setting up equipment, preparing materials for lessons and recording their achievement and progress. You will support and assist the class teacher in promoting positive behaviour and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their actions.

What qualifications do I need to be a Teaching Assistant?

No relevant qualifications, but a good standard of maths and English is necessary. However, a relevant NVQ/CACHE/BTEC, Higher Level Teaching Assistant or undergraduate degree would be beneficial.

What skills or qualities do I need to be a Teaching Assistant?

The schools we work with are looking for committed and compassionate teaching assistants capable of working collaboratively as a team. You will be capable of building nurturing relationships with pupils and have empathy for supporting children with varying support requirements and needs.

What experience do I need to be a Teaching Assistant?

No experience is necessary; however, it would be beneficial if you have referable child-based experience through anyone of the following:

Cubs, Brownies, Girl Guides
Teaching Assistant, HLTA, Mentor, Tutor, Sports Coach
Volunteering as part of university study or college course
Youth or community work
Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)
What registrations do I require?

An Enhanced DBS on the Update Service (if not, you can apply for a new one through Educate)
If you wish to work in Wales, you will need to register with the EWC (Education Workforce Council)
Benefits of working with the Educate team

Free training from our team of experienced teaching staff
Mentoring and support from our team of dedicated teachers and senior leaders
Choice of day-to-day, short and long-term roles
Opportunities to secure a permanent position with no ‘temp to perm’ restrictions
Free social events as a way of saying thank-you
24 hours on-call helpline
Important Notice

All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K.
We cannot offer a work permit to any applicant or facilitate work permits.
We are a member of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation)
The Educate Group are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children.
As a matter of courtesy, the Educate Group aim to respond to all applications within 3 – 7 working days.
A higher rate is achievable for candidates with a proven track record of high attainment or qualifications requested as part of the job role.
All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.
If this job is not quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please call us for a confidential discussion on (phone number removed)