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Teaching assistant Jobs in Bentley

Teaching assistant Jobs in Bentley

Job Overview

Teaching assistants support children with their learning activities in the classroom. They work closely with teachers to make sure pupils enjoy learning in a safe and caring setting.

The Skills Required

As a teaching assistant you will need:

  • experience of working with children
  • the ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers
  • a basic understanding of how children develop and learn
  • flexibility and creativity
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • good reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • patience and a sense of humour
  • the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour

 

Qualifications

Individual schools set their own entry requirements and decide which qualifications and experience they want.

Previous qualifications in nursery work, childcare, playwork or youth work can be useful for finding work. If you have enough experience of working with children or can show employers that you have the right personality and potential, they may take you on and train you on the job. Volunteering to help in a local school for a few hours a week is a good way to start.

The following qualifications are also available for those not yet employed in the role, and for those just new to the job, whether paid or volunteering:

  • Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Most paid jobs will require you to have qualifications in literacy and numeracy at GCSE or equivalent.

Before you can begin working with the children, the school will carry out enhanced background checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

​Bentley is a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England two miles north of the town of Doncaster. The population of the ward within the Doncaster MBC borough at the 2011 Census was 14,191. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, the village was once owned by Edmund Hastings of Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, who had inherited it from his wife Copley's Sprotborough family. Hastings subsequently sold the manor to John Levett, a York lawyer born at High Melton who married the niece of Hastings's wife, who then conveyed it to Sir Arthur Ingram of York, High Sheriff of Yorkshire. A former mining village, it lies on the River Don. Bentley Colliery, which is now Bentley Park, closed in December 1993. Bentley and the nearby hamlet of Toll Bar were badly affected by floods in June 2007. The local parish church of St. Paul's dates back to 1891. A second church, Church of SS Philip and James in the New Village area was dedicated in 1915. Bentley is made up of many parts; West End, New Village and Rostholme. Streets in Bentley include Cooke Street and High Street. To get to Bentley it’s quite easy, from Doncaster there are several busses you can take such as, the 51 towards Instoneville, or the X19 towards Doncaster for 2 minutes, then you will have to walk 5-10 minutes up the road.

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