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How to become a TA? Training to be a teacher, but want to be a TA.

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by jhall15, May 5, 2012.

  1. I am currently studying to be a primary school teacher, in the final weeks of my PGDE in Glasgow. I prefer to work with smaller groups of children, and would be interested in becoming a TA in England.

    I have a degree and varied experience with working with children (volunteering with autistic children, Boy's Brigade assistant leader, work in an after school club, work experience in a primary school prior to my PGDE, then I have 8 weeks in Primary 4 teaching, a 4 week nursery placement and 6 weeks in a Primary 2 class.

    However, I do not have any qualifications specific to being a teaching assistant. How does this work? Would my application be a non-starter? Would it be seen as a negative that I did not pursue being a teacher?

    I am hoping to relocate to Staffordshire in September- so any local advice from this area would be v useful

    Thanks
     
  2. I am currently studying to be a primary school teacher, in the final weeks of my PGDE in Glasgow. I prefer to work with smaller groups of children, and would be interested in becoming a TA in England.

    I have a degree and varied experience with working with children (volunteering with autistic children, Boy's Brigade assistant leader, work in an after school club, work experience in a primary school prior to my PGDE, then I have 8 weeks in Primary 4 teaching, a 4 week nursery placement and 6 weeks in a Primary 2 class.

    However, I do not have any qualifications specific to being a teaching assistant. How does this work? Would my application be a non-starter? Would it be seen as a negative that I did not pursue being a teacher?

    I am hoping to relocate to Staffordshire in September- so any local advice from this area would be v useful

    Thanks
     

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