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At Red Box, we offer a range of excellent placements and opportunities for teaching assistants in London. We believe that teaching assistants play a vital role in developing and improving a child’s experience in education. A great teaching assistant should be understanding and passionate about children’s education and will thrive in a vibrant, joyful and demanding environment. You should be passionate about working with children.

If you are a qualified teaching assistant looking to work in some of the best schools in London, Red Box can help find the perfect placement for you. We provide teaching assistants for schools across the capital, helping to provide schools with staff for short-term and long-term placements.

If successful, you will be given a healthy amount of work time and can be rest assured that your time as a teaching assistant will be a joyful and pleasant experience. As one of the highest paying agencies in London we provide a fantastic range of placements available in schools across London.

How Red Box can help

At Red Box, we have many years’ experience helping teaching assistants to find fantastic job opportunities in schools across London. Thanks to our knowledge and expertise, we are able to provide specialist advice should you have any questions regarding your placement as a teaching assistant. If you are new to London, we can also help by providing detailed information on the school you will be working in, as well as the location of the school and directions to help you get there. We can also offer a “shadow day” which will allow you to learn more about your placement and give you a chance to settle into your new role.

Whilst we invite all teaching assistants who are qualified elsewhere to apply for our placements, those who are qualified in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States are encouraged to apply for the placements we offer on our site as you will not require any further training having obtained qualified teaching status (QTS). What matters most to us is that you have the necessary motivation to aid pupils in a primary school environment and further enhance their education.

Frequently asked questions

How much do teaching assistants get paid in London?

The average salary for a teaching assistant in London is £17,611. The amount you get paid may vary depending on your experience, qualifications and the location that you are working in. More experienced teaching assistants could potentially earn up to £25,000.

How much does a teaching assistant earn per hour?

The average hourly pay for a teaching assistant in the UK is £8.47 per hour. Of course, more experienced teaching assistants can potentially expect to be earning more dependent on their qualifications and experience.

What qualifications do I need?

The qualifications you need to be a teaching assistant can vary depending on what the individual school is looking for. They may set their own requirements based on the role, and will list what level of experience and qualifications they are expecting to see. For entry level positions, you will typically need relevant qualifications including the Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are also expected, such as a GCSE or equivalent in maths and English, as well as experience in working with children. A degree is not essential if you are looking to become a teaching assistant, but it can be useful to show that you have relevant skills and qualifications.

What are the duties of a teacher assistant?

As a teaching assistant, you will typically be expected to help support students with their learning and to help manage the classroom. This could include helping to plan lessons, making sure pupils are engaged and stay on task, delivering tailored teaching activities, looking after students and more. Of course, the school or teacher may need you to take on other responsibilities in order to help support them and their pupils.

Should I be a teaching assistant?

If you have a passion for education and helping children to learn, then you should absolutely consider becoming a teaching assistant. There are also plenty of opportunities to grow and develop your own career as a teacher and to increase your pay. As a teaching assistant, you can also expect a lot of variety in your work, as no two days are typically the same.

Contact us today

If you are interested in becoming a teaching assistant and would like to know more about the opportunities, we have available, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Submit your CV and register with us to find out more about our teaching assistant positions. Give us a call now on 01932 247000 or fill in your details on our contact form. Alternatively, you can click here to get in touch with us.