Are you passionate about children’s education and looking for a rewarding career opportunity? Zest Education are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic teaching assistant to join a committed team at a reputable school based in Rubery. You will be required to assist in a Year 1 class on a full-time basis, working Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm, starting as soon as possible. The position is ongoing, providing stability and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young learners. If you have a nurturing spirit, excellent communication skills, and a desire to support children’s development in their crucial early years of education, we would love to hear from you.

About the school:

This school provide a bold and ambitious curriculum and aim to provide the children with the best start in education. They deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences that encourages high standards and rapid advancement for everyone. The ideal candidate must be able to motivate and support the children as well as aiding the class teacher in delivering innovative activities and curriculum.

You will be required to: 

  • Support the classroom teacher and prepare resources for learning activities and assist pupils in their use.
  • Uphold policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection, data protection and behaviour management/pupil conduct.
  • Develop solid relationships with students, instructors, and parents to provide feedback on the development and accomplishment of the students.
  • Motivate students to participate in activities and engage with the class as well as promoting their competence and independence.
  • Uphold an engaging, safe and stimulating learning environment.

You must have: 

  • The ability to demonstrate active listening skills and strong communication skills.
  • A good understanding of the national curriculum and child development.
  • A genuine passion for having a positive impact on children’s education as well as continuing your personal and professional development.
  • Relevant experience in an educational setting around children.
  • An enhanced DBS or the desire to obtain one.
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and within a coordinated team.

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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