Trainee Teaching Assistant
£75 - £85 per day via PAYE
Are you looking to start a career in Education?
Are you passionate about supporting children?
Do you want a rewarding career where you can be instrumental in making a difference to children's lives?
Become a Trainee Teaching Assistant! No previous experience or qualifications necessary, just a love for helping others!
SMART Teachers are excited to provide this bespoke and incredible opportunity to support passionate people with getting into the education sector. We work alongside our client schools to provide successful Trainee Teaching Assistants with high quality training and paid on the job experience.
Following a successful interview and pending suitability, safeguarding and identity checks, we will work to secure you a paid placement in a school to further develop your skills. We will help you to develop your identity as an educator and help you to choose your specialist area from EYFS, KS1, KS2 to secondary school and SEND provision.
Prior to starting your placement, you will be required to complete a comprehensive training programme delivered by SMART Teachers and school leaders, which will give you the essential skills you need to work as a Teaching Assistant.
Teaching Assistants areinstrumental in ensuring the smooth running of any school. The most effective Teaching Assistants have excellent communication skills and have an interest and passion in supporting the day-today needs of all children. They are also able to build relationships with both staff, children and their families.
The role of a teaching assistant varies from each school. You may be working to support the teacher in while class teaching, running small group interventions to support children or working on a 1:1 basis to ensure the needs of all children are meet and that they can thrive.
We would love to hear from you if the following applies to you!
Have a passion for supporting and helping children
Be dedicated to improving outcomes for all children
Be kind, caring and compassionate
Be proactive and a good communicator
Be able to work collaboratively in a team
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.
About Vision for Education
SMART Teachers is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality Primary, Secondary and SEND Teaching and Support Staff.
What Vision for Education offer
As a valued employee of SMART Teachers, you will receive:
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, 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.
How to apply
If you're an Educator who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.
Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across SMART Teachers.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure we are fully compliant with Government guidance relating to social distancing, interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by video call.
To apply for our TA roles, please send across your CV to or by applying directly to this vacancy.