Zest Education are currently recruiting a passionate and driven Teaching Assistant to join a committed team at a school based in Yardley Wood. You will be required to assist and support a Year 1 class on a full-time basis. You will be working Monday to Friday, 8:30am till 3:30pm. The position is expected to begin as soon as possible and will continue until the end of the academic year, providing you with the opportunity to establish a lasting relationship with an incredible school.

About the school:

The school provides a well-rounded, balanced curriculum that has been carefully planned and delivered to a high standard. They pride themselves in being a vibrant and joyful community with a supportive ethos that makes the school an enjoyable learning environment. The ideal candidate must be able to motivate the children and support the class teacher in delivering engaging lessons and activities. You must support the schools ethos and maintain a happy and safe learning environment.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • To work under the direction of the teacher, assist with the planning of lessons, prepare equipment and resources, and participate in training.
  • Watch over and assist students, including those with special needs.
  • Build positive rapport with students and engage with them in a way that best suits their needs.
  • Motivate the students to participate in group activities and teacher-led projects.
  • Encourage independence and self-worth while setting high standards.
  • Give the teacher thorough feedback on a regular basis.
  • Establish and keep a focused, organised, and encouraging atmosphere in compliance with lesson plans.
  • Encourage students to behave well.

You must:

  • Have relevant experience within an educational setting or working with children.
  • Own an enhanced DBS or be willing to obtain one.
  • A comprehension of good teaching techniques.
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Be able to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
  • A genuine desire in helping children with educational aspirations.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Madison at madison@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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