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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Step Teachers are currently looking for a strong set of postgraduates to fulfill the role of a graduate teaching assistant in our mainstream and alternative provision schools. This is the perfect opportunity for individuals who are passionate about childhood studies looking to get practical, hands-on, paid experience in the classroom. The ideal candidate will have a passion for their post-grad subject and must have a passion for working with children, these positions can be based in either a nursery, primary, secondary, or alternative provision setting. 

Working hours for these roles can be variable, we can currently cater for a wide range of working patterns including full-time and part-time contracts. 

The ideal candidate will be able to show:

  • A degree that is relevant to the role (for example, childhood studies or psychology.)
  • The ability to apply their understanding of children and how they learn in a classroom setting.
  • A good understanding of how young learners develop.
  • A good understanding of their chosen curriculum area.
  • The ability to work well with children in small and large group settings.

Key responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Working alongside the class teacher to support children who need support in the classroom.
  • Supporting children with an EHCP alongside the SEN team
  • Leading sessions outside of the classroom with children both 1-1 and small groups
  • Planning and resourcing intervention sessions
  • Working alongside other professionals to assess children.

Working with Steps, you will have access to:

  • Daily bookings in diverse school settings
  • PAYE pay processed weekly
  • Experience 
  • A designated consultant to help you when required
  • A friendly local office with long-standing relationships with schools in the area
  • To work with an agency working with the Crown Commercial Service

Candidates will be subject to a variety of checks including an enhanced DBS check, full references including your most recent employer and eligibility to work in the UK. Step Teachers are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.