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Dear Theo - When do TA jobs start being advertised for September starts?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by jimmyben, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Thanks for reading. I originally posted in the Teaching Assistants section, but thought I might get some better advice on here.



    I was just wondering when, generally, teaching assistant jobs start being advertised for September starts?



    I presume schools will advertise for teaching assistant roles all year round but imagine there will be a surge of jobs when current assistants move on after the academic year has ended.



    I ask because I'm going to be moving to China next week for six months to teach English as a foreign language and don't get back until mid July. I would imagine most schools who know of people leaving after the academic year would want new people in place before they leave for the summer holidays. I can obviously send electronic applications from China but wouldn't be available for interviews until I get back and fear I may be too late for applications.



    Any advice would be appreciated.



    Thanks,
    Ashley
     
  2. Thanks for reading. I originally posted in the Teaching Assistants section, but thought I might get some better advice on here.



    I was just wondering when, generally, teaching assistant jobs start being advertised for September starts?



    I presume schools will advertise for teaching assistant roles all year round but imagine there will be a surge of jobs when current assistants move on after the academic year has ended.



    I ask because I'm going to be moving to China next week for six months to teach English as a foreign language and don't get back until mid July. I would imagine most schools who know of people leaving after the academic year would want new people in place before they leave for the summer holidays. I can obviously send electronic applications from China but wouldn't be available for interviews until I get back and fear I may be too late for applications.



    Any advice would be appreciated.



    Thanks,
    Ashley
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    As I found out recently after an HLTA interview and I asked when the job was due to start, their reply was 'Immediately-it's not like Teaching posts!'
    So not good news if you're going to be away and you want a job starting in Sept.I would have thought they'd want a face to face interview.
    Certainly in my LA, TA posts come up quite frequently at all times of the year (compared to teaching posts).
     
  4. Thanks for the advice Theo. I think I may just have to cross the bridge when I get back to the UK. I'll certainly keep an eye out for jobs on TES though towards the end of my trip and possibly apply online/by e-mail.



    Thanks again,


    Ashley
     

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