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Teaching assistant Jobs in Manchester

Teaching assistant Jobs in Manchester

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).

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Notorious around world for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a profound history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. These can be seen with the various tourist attractions including numerous museums, including the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Art Museum, and The Manchester Museum. Every year is capped off with the famous Manchester Christmas Markets, which see the centre of town lit up in festivities.

The city has modern and up-to-date transport systems and structures, whilst still flaunting stunning, classic architecture in the city centre and dotted around the city’s boroughs. Meridian is but one of the many staple businesses that make up this beautiful working city. There are countless ways of travelling around the City, be it in your car using the many road networks and motorway systems, Tram (of which most areas have a nearby stop), or the multiple train and bus stations.

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