Supporting learning in the classroom can have many different responsibilities. Your role is to work with children who have additional learning needs to give them the extra support they need.
You might find yourself helping to keep the classroom neat and organised, and display boards looking amazing and adding value to the lives of the students wherever you can.
- LSA & TA – We run lots of courses to help personal and career development in the classroom from Team Teach to behaviour management, to help with curriculum.
- HLTA – A Higher-Level Teaching Assistant carries out all the tasks that regular TAs do with an increased level of responsibility. For instance, an HLTA may lead small groups or cover whole classes in the absence of a teacher. To become an HLTA you should already be a Teaching Assistant and will need to achieve a nationally recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in English/Literacy and Maths/Numeracy. The next step is to complete an HLTA preparation course through the Local Authority.
- COVER SUPERVISOR – Many schools use cover supervisors to carry out pre-prepared lessons when a member of the teaching staff is absent. Cover supervising suits people with good behaviour management skills, who want flexible working and those who particularly enjoy working in secondary schools. Graduates often use it is as a way to work out whether they want to pursue a career in teaching.
- TECHNICIAN – Technicians play a vital role in the provision of high-quality teaching in schools, especially in Science departments. The role offers great variety, from looking after laboratory equipment, preparing experiments and even helping pupils achieve their potential with one-to-one support.
To discuss your support role in education and how you would like to develop your career, our team is ready to listen and work with you to decide what you’d like to do. Speak to us today on 0207 430 7120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you find your ideal role.