Zest Education is currently recruiting for a General Teaching Assistant position to join a dedicated team at a primary school in Brownhills. This role is to start in September 2024.

As a part-time role, we are seeking candidates with a Level 2 or above in childcare and significant experience working as a teaching assistant.


1. Classroom Support: Assist the class teacher in delivering engaging lessons, supporting students’ individual needs, and maintaining a positive learning environment.
2. Behavior Management: Implement strategies to manage student behavior and encourage positive interactions among peers.
3. Individualised Support: Provide one-on-one assistance to students who require additional academic or emotional support.
4. Resource Preparation: Prepare classroom materials and resources to support the delivery of lessons.
5. Administrative Tasks: Assist with administrative duties such as record-keeping, organising files, and preparing reports.
6. Supervision: Support students during break times, ensuring their safety and well-being.
7. Differentiated Instruction: Collaborate with the teacher to adapt lesson plans and activities to meet the diverse needs of students.
8. Communication: Maintain effective communication with teachers, parents, and other professionals involved in a student’s education.
9. Inclusive Practices: Foster an inclusive and accepting classroom environment where all students feel valued and respected.
10. Professional Development: Continuously seek opportunities for personal and professional growth to enhance your skills as a teaching assistant.


– Level 2 or above in childcare.
– Proven experience working as a teaching assistant.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
– Patience, empathy, and a passion for helping students succeed.
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
– Strong organisational and multitasking abilities.
– Flexibility to work across different classrooms and year groups as required.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Jo at Joanne@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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