As a teaching assistant you will need:
- experience of working with children.
- the ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
- a basic understanding of how children develop and learn.
- flexibility and creativity.
- the ability to work as part of a team.
- good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
What qualities do you need to be a teaching assistant?
What skills and characteristics do teaching assistants need?
- Reading, writing and numeracy skills.
- Good communication skills.
- The ability to build good relationships with children and adults.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- A love of working with children and the ability to manage groups of pupils.
What are the duties and responsibilities of a teaching assistant?
What do teaching assistants actually do? TAs have two main roles: supporting children’s learning, and supporting the main class teacher. In primary schools, their duties include: Setting up equipment and helping to prepare the classroom for lessons, tidying up afterwards and helping with displays.
Do you need GCSE maths to be a teaching assistant?
Each school sets its own entry requirements, though you’ll usually need GCSEs grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and maths. You’ll also need to show that you can work well with children, teachers and parents.