Teaching Assistant

Teaching, Learning or Classroom Assistants are now vital resources for teachers and are heavily relied upon in schools.

We specialise in recruiting Teaching Assistants (TA) who are qualified in the following;

  • NVQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant
  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • CACHE Level 3 in Childcare & Education
  • BTEC National Certificate in Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing).

We’ll also consider experienced Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who have previously held a job in a primary school or assisted a pupil in the role in a secondary school but do not hold any of the above qualifications.

Jobs in additional learning needs (ALN)

A large number of our jobs are in ALN and we fill many vacancies in schools with candidates who have particular experience in working with children classified as having:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Profound and Moderate Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulties
  • Physical Disabilities (PD).

As a teaching assistant you’ll be expected to:

  • Assist in the educational and social development of pupils under the direction and guidance of the head teacher, ALNCO and class teachers
  • Assist in the implementation of Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for students and help monitor their progress
  • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems and help develop their social skills.

What New Directions Education offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

Latest Teaching Assistant vacancies

Teaching Assistant for Pupil Referral Unit Swansea


Competitive daily rate per day

Duration: Potential long term placement

Teaching Assistant Required for Mornings in Flintshire


9.45 - 10.50 per hour

Duration: on-going

LSA (Learning Support Assistant) required across Denbighshire.


10 - 12 per hour

Duration: Temp

Primary Teaching Assistant Vacancy in Wrexham town Centre School


£10.30 - £12.73 per hour

Duration: Ongoing

Learning Support Assistant


Competitive Pay Rates - Competitive Pay Rates per day

Duration: ongoing

Teaching Assistant


Competitive Pay Rates - Competitive Pay Rates per day

Duration: ONGOING

Teaching Assistant


£50.00 - £55.00 per day

Duration: Ongoing Supply

Teaching Assistant

Cheshire West & Chester

£55 - £60 per day

Duration: End date July 2020

Nursery Assistant / Teaching Assistant


£9.39 per hour

Duration: ongoing supply work

Level 3 Teaching Assitant


£9.39 - £9.39 per hour

Duration: on going supply work

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