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Teaching assistant Jobs in Hereford

Teaching assistant Jobs in Hereford

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 city is part of the stunning county of Herefordshire, with lots of natural beauty on offer, including the notorious Hereford Cathedral, Wye Valley, and Berrington Hall to name but a few of the possible attractions and days out in and around Hereford. Additionally, various informational days out may include the several museums that on offer, with the Waterworks Museum, Black and White House Museum and the Hereford Cider Museum all contributing very unique experiences and days out. For more day-to-day activities, the Old Market and Buttermarket, compliment the already countless places to shop in the city, which include the Maylord Shopping Centre, and various large superstores such as Primark and Marks & Spencer. Overall, living and working in Hereford has every aspect of life covered, despite appearing to be a more secluded and rural county.

It probably isn’t surprising therefore that various A-roads come in and out of the city, including the A438, A49 and A465 – all offering slightly different ways of navigating around the thriving city in the heart of the county. If this wasn’t enough on its own, Hereford Train Station of course offers quicker transport to multiple locations across England.

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