Learning Support Assistant

Job Description

  • Job Title Education


Teaching Personnel are looking for graduates who wish to work within the education sector. We have set up a 'Future Teachers Programme' to aid your development into a career post University. If you wish to gain practical experience prior to enrolment of formal teacher training this is the programme for you!

Many teachers say their job is endlessly rewarding and incredibly fulfilling. If you’re confident and willing to be creative, you can have a lot of fun teaching your lessons. Generally, the lessons that will engage the children most are the ones you enjoy and based on a subject that you love. Whether you wish to teach secondary, primary or within SEND schools, one of the main reasons people go into teaching is the joy of working with children and young people.

The successful Future Teachers will work in a Primary school in Oxford as a Cover Supervisor from September 2022 or January 2023.  You will be required to cover lessons during the short-term absence of the teacher who will have set suitable work for the duration. The role of the successful cover supervisor is to supervise the class whilst they complete tasks set by the teacher. This requires no active teaching, marking or planning but will ensure that a high-quality learning experience is delivered to all students giving you a real insight into working as a teacher.

Benefits to this role include;

Monday to Friday 8:30-15:30 timetable
Placement fresh out of university
Gain your PGCE and QTS whilst getting PAID
Access to Teaching Personnel's CPD courses at discounted rates
Practical training and experience
Wages received by PAYE and not an umbrella company
Subject specialisms to be taught include (but are not limited to;)

Ethics and Philosophy/Religious Education
Whilst in placement you will;

Keep a journal of your day to day experience
Observe lessons in your subject specialism and other subjects to develop a broad knowledge of teaching styles/methods
Discover how different members of staff provide effective differentiation, manage behaviour and conduct non subject activities such as registration and assemblies
Work with all staff to support the pastoral systems in place to aid pupil development
Learn the school policies and discover how and why they developed
Learn the syllabus in your subject area and identify the areas of your degree which can be applied and present this to the school
Support pupils through coursework and examination preparation
If this sounds like the opportunity for you and wish to know more information I would love to hear from you! Please click apply now to send your CV!

Are you thinking about beginning a PGCE/teacher training in the near future?

Want to hear about a salaried route into teacher training?

We have the programme for you!

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates, who are aspiring secondary school teachers and are looking to gain invaluable school-based experience before commencing teacher training. Working as a cover supervisor is a fantastic way to gain valuable school based experience which will stand you in good stead for when you begin teacher training. . The school are looking to interview graduates who are passionate about becoming secondary school teachers in the future and are looking to use this role as a way to gain invaluable experience ahead of commencing teacher training. Ideal role for a recent graduate looking to develop their school-based experience before commencing teacher training 

Graduate role 
Outstanding school as graded by Ofsted
£18000- £23000 
Ideal pre teacher training experience 
whether you have zero experience at working with children or where you have a number of years in experience, we want to hear from you. You MUST have a degree in order to progress with the teacher training element of this course. To find out more about this course, or to submit a formal application, please send a copy of your details below or contact Ben on (phone number removed).

The Future Teachers programme created by Teaching Personnel provides graduates who are looking to pursue a career in teaching with the opportunity to secure a placement in a Primary or secondary school as a teaching assistant, learning mentor or cover supervisor prior to starting a teacher training programme.

After a years placement you will be given the opportunity to secure a schools direct teacher training post if your placement school offer this or will be in an excellent position to secure a university teacher training placement given the experience you have gained. The Future Teachers programme is ran in partnership currently with secondary schools across Wiltshire area to help the current teacher shortage across the country.

Highlights of the Future Teachers programme;

Gain first hand experience in a primary or school
Support or secure a place on a teacher training programme
Gain access to a number of CPD training and development courses
Desirable criteria for the Future Teacher programme;

University degree
references from educational or work based experience
Desire to go into teaching as a career
For further information please call Ben in the Wiltshire and Dorset  office on (phone number removed)

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well aas the Right to Work in the UK. Please see (url removed)/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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