Teaching Assistants at Marjory Kinnon School
Are you looking for a rewarding role?
Our teaching assistants are integral cogs in the running of our school, providing much needed support directly to our pupils. They help our pupils learn in both a one-on-one setting or in groups. It is an extremely rewarding role which will see you having an impact on the lives of the children you work with day to day.
There is no typical day in the life of a Teaching Assistant at Marjory Kinnon School and the role consists of a variety of responsibilities. From supporting pupils, preparing the classroom for lessons, such as setting up equipment, tidying up and keeping the classroom in good order, creating displays of pupils’ work to helping on school outings and at school events. The ability to be flexible is key!
You act as a role model and mentor for the pupils you work with, so it’s vital that you have good reading, writing, numeracy and communication skills. Good organisational skills, patience, flexibility, creativity and an ability to build relationships with children, teachers and parents are also skills that will stand you in good stead.
We are able to provide you with ongoing training once you’re in post. There are four grades of teaching assistant at Marjory Kinnon. We will support you to develop the skills required to progress as a Teaching Assistant. Some of our Teaching Assistants go on to train as teachers. Working as a Teaching Assistant can be an excellent first step on this long-term career path. To learn more about the switch from Teaching Assistants to teacher see our speak to our HR team at HR@marjorykinnon.hounslow.sch.uk
If you are enthusiastic, energetic and have good literacy and numeracy skills then click Current Vacancies for our Teaching Assistant opportunities.
Teaching Assistant Profile: Suzanne Burd
Describe a typical day at work
My day is varied and can consist of gathering resources, running break and lunch activities and working with pupils in small groups to promote their independence whilst challenging them to go further with their learning.
Tell us about your career journey and what motivates you to come to work each day
I was born with a physical disability and have over 20 years’ experience working with all types of disabilities so I understand the frustrations our pupils may have. I love the feeling of knowing that I am helping them every day in their learning and independence. It could be just a small thing that does not seem a big deal to us but to the pupil it could be a huge hurdle.