Teaching Assistant Chemistry

12 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
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Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant - Birmingham Academy - Starts September

Do you hold a degree in Chemistry with a minimum 2:1 degree classification?

Are you looking to train as a Chemistry Teacher in the future and would like to gain as much experience in a classroom prior to starting training?

Do you have experience of working with and supporting young people in or outside of the classroom?

Are you passionate about raising attainment in science as well as promoting the subject?

Can you make the learning of chemistry fun, engaging and interesting?

***Chemistry graduate Teaching Assistant
***Birmingham Secondary School
***Minimum 2:1 Degree in Chemistry
***Full time, term time position
***Starts September 2017
***GBP55-60 per day

My client school, based in central Birmingham, are looking to recruit a high achieving chemistry graduate to work as a Learning Support Assistant in their science and maths department. The school is an average sized secondary school with pupils aged between the 11 and 18; it has a fantastic reputation of achievement in the local catchment area and is always over-subscribed.

The successful Teaching Assistant will spend the majority of their time working with GCSE pupils in Chemistry but there will be a requirement to work with A Level classes, depending on the demands of the curriculum. Due to the subjects on the curriculum it is essential that your degree will be in, or centred on, chemistry. Knowledge of additional sciences on top of your specialism will of course be put to good use in the department as will a sound understanding of Mathematical principles.

As a Learning Support/Teaching Assistant you will be there to support the class teacher in any given topic, helping students grasp theories and gain a better understanding of learning objectives in science. In this varying role there will be time spent working with smaller groups, who may have difficulties in a given area as well as developing gifted and talented pupils.

This really is a varied role and requires patience, understanding and a desire to get the best out of all the pupils you're in contact with. Flexibility and hard work really is the key to becoming a successful Learning Support Assistant.

Your experiences in the classroom can be put to excellent use both in practical terms during your teacher training and also in support of your PGCE application.

If you're committed to a future in education as a science teacher and would like to put your knowledge to good use, then please email a copy of your CV to Patrick at Edustaff today.