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Teaching assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.


Median Salary

New workers start around £17,538. Normal pay is £20,696 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28,284.

Daily Tasks

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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