TA Science Teaching Assistant

12 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

Science Graduate Academic Mentor/Teaching Assistant - Birmingham Secondary - Starts September

Are you a graduate with a degree based around one of the major sciences?

Do you have a strong academic record at A level and GCSE in science?

Are you looing to train as a science teacher in the future and would like to gain practical school based experience as a Teaching Assistant prior to starting?

Can you make the learning of science fun, interesting and interactive so as to engage the pupils you work with?

***Science graduate - Physics, Chemistry or Biology
***Minimum 2:1 degree
***Good A level grades
***Teaching Assistant
***5 Days a week during term time
***GBP55-60 per day
***Starts in the new academic year

My client school, based in a lovely party of Birmingham is keen to recruit a graduate Teaching Assistant to work on a full time permanent basis for the academic year, starting in October. The recruited graduates will work solely within the school's science faculty but could be spread between Physics, Chemistry and Biology - dependent on the degree and A Levels of the successful candidate.

The school is a fully comprehensive, mixed secondary with a diverse demographic of pupils. It has its own small sixth form that continues to grow year on year.

As an Academic Mentor/Teaching Assistant your role is to provide support to the school's pupils in science. The majority of the work will focus on those pupils in Key Stage 4, preparing for their GCSEs. On occasion this will be with the class as a whole but there will be some demand to take small groups aside, or out of the class, to provide more specialist help, be it to low achieving or gifted and talented pupils. As an Academic Mentor/Teaching Assistant you will be given the chance to learn what it's like to be a teacher and how best you can support pupils in science.

Everyday as an Academic Mentor is different, bringing new challenges and often new situations you won't have dealt with before. To be successful in this role you need to be highly organised, knowledgeable in your science subjects and most importantly flexible. Having patience and the ability to explain the same principle in different ways will also stand you in good stead.

This experience in a school will no doubt provide you with many of the tools and skills necessary as you embark on a career in teaching.

If you're motivated, hard-working and flexible with a good science degree, then please email a copy of your CV to Patrick at Edustaff today.