National Teaching Assistant Training Programme LOCATION: Streatham Full-time SALARY £75-85 JOB START ASAP Smart Teachers work with hundreds of SEND schools and alternative provisions across London. We re passionate about making a positive impact in education. In partnership with schools in our local communities, we are proud to launch our National Teaching Assistant Programme, designed to support those who want to start a Teaching Assistant career. About the role The role of a Teaching Assistant is vital in the day-to-day running of schools. The best Teaching Assistants have excellent communication skills and are able to build positive relationships with pupils and staff, quickly and effectively. Depending on the role and the school, you will be working with the class teacher to manage behaviour, support with interventions, and provide additional support to children with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities). You will assist the class teacher with recording and reporting on pupil progress and behaviour, and help ensure that children are making good progress in the classroom. About the school Working alongside our client schools, we will provide the successful Trainee Teaching Assistant with high quality training and paid on the job experience. Following a successful interview and pending suitability, safeguarding and identity checks, we will work to secure you a paid placement in a school to further develop your skills. You will be supported in deciding whether you d prefer to work in primary, secondary or SEND provisions and will receive ongoing support from a dedicated consultant. Prior to starting your placement, you will be required to complete a training programme delivered by Smart Teachers and school leaders, which will give you the essential skills you need to work as a Teaching Assistant. Requirements To be considered for the role of National Teaching Assistant Training Programme (NTAP) you will: Be compassionate, understanding and caring. Be able to build positive relationships with children and young people. Be passionate and driven about improving the outcomes for children and young people. Be flexible, proactive and a team player. Understand the crucial importance of keeping children and young people safe. Be able to demonstrate at interview the reasons why you want to start a career in education, and explain your understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant and the important part they play in the school community. Be committed to completing the required training and participating in ongoing CPD. Need to pay for an enhanced DBS check and register with the Update Service. Smart Teachers is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service. What Smart Teachers offer As a valued employee of Smart Teachers, you will receive: Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn system. Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period). Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to. FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates. Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme. Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support. How to apply Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Dan on or email .