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Teaching assistant Jobs in Croydon

Teaching assistant Jobs in Croydon

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).

​This southern town in London is a booming cultural area, in a prime location for workers who need to commute. Found close to Gatwick Airport, and only a fifteen minute train journey from East Croydon to the Airport, the large town is easily accessible and has great transport links to various areas across London and indeed across south of England.

Croydon has to offer some very unique attractions too, making it both a nice place to live, and a popular tourist attraction. These include the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre, the Museum of Croydon and Boxpark Croydon, to name but a few. These places are bustling tourist and resident attractions, and keep businesses going and residents occupied in the area.

On top of all this, Croydon has many beautiful locations and stunning nature walks to occupy your free time, including Coombe Wood, Wandle Park and Millers Pond.

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