Darland High School – Teaching Assistant Opportunity (SEPT 21)

Teaching Assistant  Apprentice

16-30 Hours per Week

£129.00 per week


As a teaching assistant you would support teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom.

Job roles will include:

  • Working within a Secondary school full-time as a Teaching Assistant.
  • Supporting pupils with additional learning needs (ALN).
  • Supporting pupils with their numeracy.
  • Supporting pupils with their literacy.
  • Supporting pupils with their ICT skills.
  • Be involved in creating displays and preparing resources.
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks.
  • Understand the safeguarding and behaviour policy and their role within these policies.
  • Working with children aged 11 to 16 years.
  • Supporting a teacher in various roles within the classroom.
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools.


  • Any previous experience working with children
  • Any previous experience with special educational needs (SEN)
  • Strong English & Mathematics
  • Communicational skills relevant to both children and adults
  • Competent skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT
  • Ability to self-manage and organise own time
  • Personal qualities
  • Reliable
  • Smart appearance
  • Professional attitude
  • A level of maturity with working in a school environment will be required
  • Ambitious and hard working
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people


Essential Criteria:

  • An eagerness to learn more about becoming a Teaching Assistant.
  • A passion for working with children.
  • Possess relevant qualities including patience and communication.
  • Ability to show professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to listen and learn from more experienced staff.

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