A Teacher Assistant works in primary and secondary schools to help teachers deliver classroom lessons. You might work with a small group of students or provide general assistance during class activities. Teacher Assistants sometimes work with students with special needs or with students who need extra help with their lessons. You might help prepare learning materials or you might supervise students during lunch and play times.
To be a Teacher Assistant you’ll need to really enjoy working with children. You should be passionate about learning and you’ll need to be flexible with your daily activities. Teacher Assistants should be patient and understanding but also be able to follow school policies and procedures. You should be able to communicate well with children but also with other teaching staff.
There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Teacher Assistant.