Teaching Assistant History Graduate

12 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
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History Graduate Teaching Assistant - Birmingham Secondary School - September Start

My client school, conveniently located in Birmingham, are currently recruiting a Graduate Teaching Assistant to work within the school's Humanities department. This is a full time/term time position starting after the half term holiday in November. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience in a Humanities faculty prior to studying a PGCE, ITT or similar.

***History/Humanities Graduate - Min 2:1 Hons
***Teaching Assistant / Graduate Learning Mentor
***Birmingham Secondary School
***Full time / term time position
***GBP55-60 per day

Person Specification

To support learning in humanities, particularly at GCSE level, the school are keen to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant with a degree in History. The role of a Graduate Teaching Assistant is to support both whole classes and smaller groups (possibly 'Gifted and Talented' or those of lower ability) of pupils studying History. Classes can be spread across the Key Stages and will include some work at AS and A2 level. Candidates are required to have a first class or upper second class degree in History from a respected university.

Although not essential there will be preference given to those candidates who have previous or current experience supporting and working with young people. This experience could be in a school setting, as a tutor or outside organisation. Candidates need to be able to commit to working 5 days a week during term time until the middle of July 2017.

The School

My client is a secondary school located in Birmingham. The school is open to pupils aged 11 to 18 years, with the highest two age groups making up the Sixth Form. It is a leading school in the borough and boasts fantastic GCSE and A Level results year-on-year.

About the role

The role of a Graduate Teaching Assistant is to provide additional support for pupils in History. The school are ideally looking for graduates that want to go on, at some later stage, to become fully qualified teachers. This role will give candidates the perfect platform and experience to really make the most of that future teacher training.

To be successful in this Teaching Assistant role you need to be highly organised, knowledgeable in humanities and most importantly flexible and adaptable in your approach. Having patience and the ability to explain the same principle in different ways will also stand you in good stead