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Teaching assistant Jobs in Crofton

Teaching assistant Jobs in Crofton

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).

​Crofton is a village near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, about 4 miles (6 km) south-east of the city, some 6 miles (10 km) to the west of the town of Pontefract, and 4 miles (6 km) from the town of Featherstone. The population of the civil parish at the time of the 2011 census was 5,781. Crofton is located on the A638 road that runs between Wakefield and Doncaster and serves as the village's lifeline. There are several bus routes which run from Crofton:

• 148, Arriva Yorkshire – Wakefield to Knottingley and Pontefract via Crofton.

• 195/196, Arriva Yorkshire – Wakefield to Hemsworth via Crofton and Walton.

• 485, Arriva Yorkshire – Wakefield to South Elmsall via Ackworth Crofton and Agbrigg.

• 496/497, Arriva Yorkshire – Wakefield to Upton via Belle Vue, Crofton and South Elmsall.

• The P2/6, Poppletons Coaches – Pontefract to Wakefield via NEW College, North Featherstone, Ackton, Sharlston, Crofton and Walton

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