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Trainee Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£10.77 - 11.50 per hour


Temporary | Full Time



Trainee Teaching Assistant

Primary School based in October

An averaged sized Primary School located in Chorley area looking to appoint a trainee teaching assistant within their early year’s foundation stage setting. Within the past 2 years, the school has successfully appointed three teaching assistants who are currently studying or have recently completed a teaching assistant qualification. Due to this, the head teacher has reached out to Teaching Personnel in order to address their recruitment needs. 

What will the trainee be doing as part of their role?

Working as a trainee Teaching Assistant in early years you’ll provide support to teachers in preparing for lessons and helping create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all pupils at the start of their primary education journey. During lessons, you’ll work together with the class teacher to support pupils with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour, promote independence & learning. Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all pupils to progress, achieve and overcome any problems. You will support all areas of the curriculum including English, maths and phonics within the classroom.

Below is a summary of the role & expectations:

  • Support pupils, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • Prepare the classroom for lessons, and clear away afterwards.
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting any difficulties.
  • Support pupils to understand lesson instructions.
  • Support pupils in respect of school curriculum, e.g. English, maths and phonics, as directed by the teacher.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils at lunchtimes.
  • Compliance with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

The role:

  • 8:45 – 15:15, Monday – Friday.
  • 30 minutes welfare duty.
  • Open to educators who are currently studying a TA/CACHE/Childcare qualification.
  • Primary School based in Preston (PR1)
  • Pay range between £10.77 – £11.77 per hour.
  • October 2022 – July 2023 with the view of a permanent contract.

Apply now to register your interest!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see 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.
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