Teaching Assistant Career Information

Working as a Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistants play an essential part in todays education system with approximately 250,000 TAs working in UK schools and this number only expected to increase over time.

Teaching Assistants help the class teachers carry out the lessons plans they have created and contribute to learning objectives in the classroom. The role can vary a lot in regards from school to school, class to class and from day to day.

TA's may be asked to work with small groups or individuals with more targeted assistance to allow them to progress quickly, sometimes a teaching assistant may be asked to take the whole class (although in theory this should only be HLTAs). Other duties may include hall and lunch time supervision and assisting with the preparation of the classroom.

In special needs schools TA's may be asked to assist with the physical needs of pupils. Sometime a TA may have particular language skills to assist pupils where English is not their native tongue. 

What TA jobs do ABC Teachers have?

We provide cover teaching assistant jobs in primary, secondary and special needs schools. ABC Teachers are one of the leading providers of TA's to schools. If you have the required experience and qualification coupled with a professional and enthusiastic attitude then we will always be able to find you work.

What qualifications do I need to become a Teaching Assistant?

Occassionally if you have experience in similar role then this will allow you to work as a TA. However, there are a number of nationally recognised qualifications for teaching assistants that are advisable for those looking to work as a TA. Contact you local college for details.

What other things do I need to know? How quickly can I start to work?

Anyone that wants to work in schools has to go through a thorough background checking process that include a criminal records check from the Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) and references from previous employers. If you have a current DBS check in place and your referee's respond straight away you can be out to work the same week. On average it takes around 2 weeks to clear for work, often quicker, but occassionally longer if we have difficulties getting references or if there is a delay with the DBS.

Why should I register with ABC Teachers?

We think we have a number of good reasons why you should work with ABC Teachers:

A. Regular work that fits around your own personal requirements

B. Excellent rates of pay

C. We are respected in the industry. We were 2013 APSCO Recruitment Company of Year Runner Up 

Why not call us or register online now


What areas do we work?

West Midlands: We work across the region including, Wolvehampton, Birmingham, Stafforshire and Coventry,

South West: We have relationships with schools between Bristol, Bath and Swindon,

Yorkshire: across Sheffield and the rest of South Yorkshire and Leeds and the rest of West Yorkshire

East Midlands: Around the city and extended shires of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester

North West: Great Manchester and Cheshire.

In a rush?

Why not save time and register your interest to work with us?

Find supply teaching jobs in these Midland areas