Teaching Assistant Supply Jobs London

Red Box Teacher Recruitment specialises in offering a range of ideal placements and opportunities for teaching assistant positions in London. We understand the vital role that teaching assistants play in developing and improving a child’s experience in education. If you are looking for a teaching assistant position in London, our high experienced team can help find the ideal role for you. Contact us today for more information.

Finding a teaching assistant job in London

If you are a qualified teaching assistant looking to work in some of the best schools in London, we can help. A great teaching assistant should be understanding and passionate about children’s education and will thrive in a vibrant, joyful and demanding environment. You should be passionate about working with children. We supply teaching assistants for schools across the capital, helping to provide schools with staff for short-term and long-term placements.

Teaching assistant work can offer some of the most rewarding experiences, and if successful, you will be provided with a role offering a healthy number of hours, at a high-quality school. As one of the highest paying agencies in London we provide a fantastic range of placements available in schools across the capital.

How Red Box can help you

At Red Box, our team of school recruitment specialists has years of experience working with teaching assistants to help find the perfect job opportunities at schools in London. We call on our vast expertise and industry knowledge to pair up the right candidate with the right school – we always work with you directly, offering updates and further information as we get it.

As industry experts we are happy to provide specialist advice and answer any questions you have. If you are new to London, we can also help by providing detailed information on the school you will be working in, as well as the location of the school and directions to help you get there. We can also offer a ‘shadow day’ which will allow you to learn more about your placement and give you a chance to settle into your new role.

Teaching assistants with qualifications in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United States are encouraged to apply for placements we offer on our site. We invite all teaching assistants who are qualified elsewhere to apply, but be aware that you may require extra training and qualifications in order to obtain qualified training status (QTS). What matters most to us is that you have the necessary motivation to aid pupils in a primary school environment and further enhance their education.

Frequently asked questions

How much do teaching assistants get paid in London?

The current average salary for teaching assistants in London is £17,611. The salary is generally dependent on factors such as your experience, qualifications and the location that you are working in. More experienced teaching assistants could potentially earn up to £25,000 in London.

How much does a teaching assistant earn per hour?

The average hourly pay for a teaching assistant in the UK is £8.47 per hour. Of course, more experienced teaching assistants can potentially expect to be earning more dependent on their qualifications and experience.

What qualifications do I need?

The qualifications you need to be a teaching assistant can vary depending on what the individual school is looking for. They may set their own requirements based on the role, and will list what level of experience and qualifications they are expecting to see. For entry level positions, you will typically need relevant qualifications including the Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are also expected, such as a GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English, as well as experience in working with children. A degree is not essential if you are looking to become a teaching assistant, but it can be useful to show that you have relevant skills and qualifications.

What are the duties of a teacher assistant?

As a teaching assistant, you will typically be expected to help support students with their learning and to help manage the classroom. This could include helping to plan lessons, making sure pupils are engaged and stay on task, delivering tailored teaching activities, looking after students and more. Of course, the school or teacher may need you to take on other responsibilities in order to help support them and their pupils.

Should I be a teaching assistant?

If you have a passion for education and helping children to learn, then you should absolutely consider becoming a teaching assistant. There are also plenty of opportunities to grow and develop your own career as a teacher and to increase your pay. As a teaching assistant, you can also expect a lot of variety in your work, as no two days are typically the same.

Contact us

If you are interested in learning more about the range of teaching assistant positions we have available, please get in contact with our friendly team today. Submit your CV and register with us to find out more about our teaching assistant positions. Give us a call now on 01932 247000 or fill in your details on our contact form. Alternatively, you can click here to get in touch with us.